Dynamics of cognition
Article first published online: 1 OCT 2012
Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science
Volume 3, Issue 6, pages 593–606, November/December 2012
How to Cite
Riley, M. A. and Holden, J. G. (2012), Dynamics of cognition. WIREs Cogn Sci, 3: 593–606. doi: 10.1002/wcs.1200
- Issue published online: 12 OCT 2012
- Article first published online: 1 OCT 2012
The application of dynamical systems methods and concepts to cognitive phenomena has broadened the range of testable hypotheses and theoretical narratives available to cognitive scientists. Most research in cognitive dynamics tests the degree to which observed cognitive performance is consistent with one or another core phenomena associated with complex dynamical systems, such as tests for phase transitions, coupling among processes, or scaling laws. Early applications of dynamical systems theory to perceptual-motor performance and developmental psychology paved the way for more recent applications of dynamical systems analyses, models, and theoretical concepts in areas such as learning, memory, speech perception, decision making, problem solving, and reading, among others. Reviews of the empirical results of both foundational and contemporary cognitive dynamics are provided. WIREs Cogn Sci 2012. doi: 10.1002/wcs.1200
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