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Working Memory Thought And Action

Author : Alan Baddeley
ISBN : 9780191004964
Genre : Psychology
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'Working Memory, Thought, and Action' is the magnum opus of one of the most influential cognitive psychologists of the past 50 years. This new volume on the model he created (with Graham Hitch) discusses the developments that have occurred within the model in the past twenty years, and places it within a broader context. Working memory is a temporary storage system that underpins our capacity for coherent thought. Some 30 years ago, Baddeley and Hitch proposed a way of thinking about working memory that has proved to be both valuable and influential in its application to practical problems. This book updates the theory, discussing both the evidence in its favour, and alternative approaches. In addition, it discusses the implications of the model for understanding social and emotional behaviour, concluding with an attempt to place working memory in a broader biological and philosophical context. Inside are chapters on the phonological loop, the visuo-spatial sketchpad, the central executive and the episodic buffer. There are also chapters on the relevance to working memory of studies of the recency effect, of work based on individual differences, and of neuroimaging research. The broader implications of the concept of working memory are discussed in the chapters on social psychology, anxiety, depression, consciousness and on the control of action. Finally, Baddeley discusses the relevance of a concept of working memory to the classic problems of consciousness and free will. This new volume from one of the pioneers in memory research will doubtless emulate the success of its predecessor, and be a major publication within the psychological literature.

Working Memory Thought And Action

Author : Alan D. Baddeley
ISBN : OCLC:804713981
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Literacy Beyond Text Comprehension

Author : M. Anne Britt
ISBN : 9781317404453
Genre : Education
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Literacy Beyond Text Comprehension aims to systematically investigate how readers interpret reading tasks within a situation, and how that interpretation influences reading behavior and comprehension. Presenting a new model of REading as problem SOLVing (RESOLV), the authors describe reading comprehension in terms of how a reader adopts goals within a particular situation that then guide what is read, when, and how. By applying the RESOLV model to a range of reading situations, this book provides evidence to suggest that there is no unitary understanding of a task, because individuals bring their own goals and characteristics to the situation; as such, it demonstrates the importance of understanding how a reader (e.g., student, test-taker, employee completing a work task) represents the context and the specific assignment. Written by internationally recognized learning sciences scholars, Literacy Beyond Text Comprehension advances the state of the art in reading research, but also seeks to inform a broader range of audiences, including those interested in the teaching and the assessment of reading.

Cognitive And Emotional Processes In Web Based Education Integrating Human Factors And Personalization

Author : Mourlas, Constantinos
ISBN : 9781605663937
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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"This book presents theories and practical frameworks to assist educators and trainers in developing e-learning applications"--Provided by publisher.

Working Memory In Second Language Acquisition And Processing

Author : Zhisheng Wen
ISBN : 9781783093588
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This unique volume offers a comprehensive discussion of essential theoretical and methodological issues concerning the pivotal role of working memory in second language learning and processing. It includes theoretical chapters, empirical studies providing original data and new insights into the topic, and commentary chapters which chart the course for future research.

Exercise And Cognitive Function

Author : Terry McMorris
ISBN : UOM:39015080833356
Genre : Medical
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This textbook focuses on the relationship between physical exercise and cognition, a very timely and important topic with major theoretical and practical implications for a number of areas including ageing, neurorehabilitation, depression and dementia. It brings together a wide range of analytical approaches and experimental results to provide a very useful overview and synthesis of this growing field of study. The book is divided into three parts: Part I covers the conceptual, theoretical and methodological underpinnings and issues. Part II focuses on advances in exercise and cognition research, with appropriate sub-sections on ?acute? and ?chronic? exercise and cognition. Part III presents an overview of the area and makes suggestions for the direction of future research. This text provides a cutting-edge examination of this increasingly important area written by leading experts from around the world. The book will prove invaluable to researchers and practitioners in a number of fields, including exercise science, cognitive science, neuroscience and clinical medicine. Key Features: Unique in-depth investigation of the relationship between physical exercise and brain function. Covers theoretical approaches and experimental results and includes chapters on the latest developments in research design. Examines the effects of both acute and chronic exercise on brain function. International list of contributors, who are leading researchers in their field.

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ISBN : UOM:39015066180459
Genre : American literature
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Visual Reflections

Author : Michael McCloskey
ISBN : UOM:39015078784272
Genre : Psychology
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How much can we learn about normal visual perception and cognition from a malfunctioning visual system? Quite a lot, as Michael McCloskey makes abundantly clear in this book. McCloskey presents his work with AH, a college student who has an extraordinary deficit in visual perception. When AH looks at an object, she sees it clearly and identifies it readily; yet she is often dramatically mistaken about where the object is or how it is oriented. For example, she may reach out to grasp an object that she sees on her left, but miss it completely because it is actually on her right; or she may see an arrow pointing up when it is really pointing down. AH's errors, together with many other clues, lead McCloskey to some very interesting conclusions about how we perceive the world. He develops theoretical claims about visual subsystems, the nature of visual location and orientation representations, attention and spatial representations, the role of the visual system in mental imagery, and the levels of the visual system implicated in awareness. Visual Reflections makes a fascinating and compelling case that we can often learn more about a process when it goes awry than when it functions flawlessly.

Understanding Second Language Acquisition

Author : Lourdes Ortega
ISBN : 034090559X
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Second Language Acquisition (SLA) is a theoretical and experimental field of study which looks at the phenomenon of the acquisition of second languages. Understanding Second Language Acquisition provides an approachable but authoritative introduction to this area of linguistics. The basics are carefully explained and there are pointers for further study. In this book, the author concentrates on the essential notions involved rather than argue for a particular theoretical position.The book has broad appeal as it offers a balanced treatment of the linguistic, social, psychological and educational dimensions of SLA research. It will be illustrated with examples of English and other languages. This is the ideal book for both beginning students of Applied Linguistics, or anyone in a related discipline looking for a first introduction to second language learning.

The Psychological Treatment Of Insomnia

Author : Colin A. Espie
ISBN : 0471923699
Genre : Psychology
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Sleep problems are among the most common symptoms of many anxiety/depressive reactions and can also exist as a primary disorder. Consequently clinical psychologists, general practitioners and those in training are often looking for an effective management approach. Integrates both theory and practice concerning insomnia. Readers will not only obtain a balanced view of the full range of psychological methods but also gain an understanding of drug-dependent insomniacs who present for therapy. The basic orientation is practical. The author has adopted a ``user friendly'' style which seeks to answer the questions practitioners have in mind. In addition, those in training and looking for information on insomnia will find the comprehensive analysis and referencing a valuable source.

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