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Cognitive Modeling is the first book to provide students with an easy-to understand introduction to the basic methods used to build and test cognitive models. Authors Jerome R. Busemeyer and Adele Diederich answer many of the questions that researchers face when beginning work on cognitive models, such as the following: What makes a cognitive model different from conceptua ...more
Paperback, 211 pages
Published April 2nd 2009 by Sage Publications, Inc
(first published March 26th 2009)
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Nov 02, 2015 Ricardo Acuña rated it really liked it
This book explores the cognitive modeling of some typical cognitive process like decision making, memory and perception. Cognitive modeling is an attempt to mathematically represent the internal cognitive process that occurs within our minds. I found that this book requires some knowledge of mathematical and statistical concepts, but you can follow it. For me it was interesting to identify how closely are related the machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms with the cognitive mode ...more
The style is too dense for anyone but a student of cognitive psychology. The use of the word "model" is confusing to me. I didn't see any "models" per se...at least not in the sense I'm used to (structural equation modelling...) All I saw was pages and pages of mathematical formulae and line graphs. The description of "cognition" made it seem as if all psychologists have to do is mathematically predict the choices people might make based on probability curves. I see no indication or awareness of ...more