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'Mind as Motion' annct & web page
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I was sent then enclosed book announcement by Bob Port of Indiana University
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Book announcement ::: Available now.
`MIND AS MOTION: EXPLORATIONS IN THE DYNAMICS OF COGNITION'
edited by Robert Port and Tim van Gelder
Bradford Books/MIT Press.
>From the dust jacket:
`Mind as Motion is the first comprehensive presentation of the
dynamical approach to cognition. It contains a representative sampling of
original current research on topics such as perception, motor control,
speech and language, decision making, and development. Included are
chapters by pioneers of the approach, as well as others applying the tools
of dynamics to a wide range of new problems. Throughout, particular
attention is paid to the philosophical foundations of this radical new
Mind as Motion provides a conceptual and historical overview of the
dynamical approach, a tutorial introduction to dynamics for cognitive
scientists, and a glossary covering the most frequently used terms. Each
chapter includes an introduction by the editors, outlining its main ideas
and placing it in context, and a guide to further reading.'
668 pages, 139 illustrations
For further information including the full text of the preface and a sample
chapter introduction, see the web page at MIT Press:
Chapter Titles and Authors
1.Tim van Gelder & Robert Port.
Introduction: Its About Time: An Overview of the Dynamical
Approach to Cognition.
2. Alec Norton.
Dynamics: A Tutorial Introduction for Cognitive Scientists.
3. Esther Thelen.
Time Scale Dynamics and the Development of an Embodied
4. Jerome Busemeyer & James Townsend
Dynamic Representation of Decision Making
5. Randall Beer
Computational and Dynamical Languages for Autonomous Agents
6. Elliot Saltzman
Dynamics and Coordinate Systems in Skilled Sensorimotor
7. Catherine Browman & Louis Goldstein
Dynamics and Articulatory Phonology
8. Jeffrey Elman
Language as a Dynamical System
9. Jean Petitot
Morphodynamics and Attractor Syntax
10. Jordan Pollack
The Induction of Dynamical Recognizers
11. Paul van Geert
Growth Dynamics in Development
12. Robert Port, Fred Cummins & Devin McAuley
Naive Time, Temporal Patterns and Human Audition
13. Michael Turvey & Claudia Carello
Some Dynamical Themes in Perception and Action
14. Geoffrey Bingham
Dynamics and the Problem of Event Recognition
15. Stephen Grossberg
Neural Dynamics of Motion Perception, Recognition
Learning, and Spatial Attention
16. Mary Ann Metzger
Multiprocess Models Applied to Cognitive and Behavioral Dynamics
17. Steven Reidbord & Dana Redington
The Dynamics of Mind and Body During Clinical Interviews:
Current Trends, Potential, and Future Directions
18. Marco Giunti
Dynamical Models of Cognition
19. Glossary of Terminology in Dynamics
At MIT Press, orders can be made by email at:
For general information re MIT Press, see:
The editors welcome enquiries, discussion, critical feedback, etc.
Robert Port Tim van Gelder
Department of Linguistics Department of Philosophy
Indiana University University of Melbourne
Bloomington IN 47405 Parkville 3052 VIC
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