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Cognitive Modeling

Cognitive Modeling

© 2010 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Responding to an explosion of new mathematical and computational models used in the fields of cognitive science, this book provides simple tutorials concerning the development and testing of such models. The authors focus on a few key models, with a primary goal of equipping readers with the fundamental principles, methods, and tools necessary for evaluating and testing any type of model encountered in the field of cognitive science.
1. Introduction to Cognitive Modeling
2. Qualitative Model Comparisons
3. Nonlinear Parameter Estimation
4. Application to Choice and Response Time Measures
5. Quantitative Model Comparisons
6. Hierarchical Modeling
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Very informative, in-depth coverage of the research topic.
Unfortunately, due to the high level of maths required (which is inevitable for this subject), the text is beyond the scope of many of our psychology students. I recommend this book to master students who will use some of these methods for their master's thesis.

Dr Daniel Oberfeld
Department of Psychology, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
July 6, 2015

I think the book is a very good introduction in modeling in the first chapters. But, I am concerned about current methods in a introductory course, I think students should take at least a reference since the beginning.
Currently the lecturer of Cognitive Neuroscience, gives several papers with EEG and fMRI methods seeking models of cognition at least in half of the lectures. Therefore, in my opinion, would be suit better a book which takes also some aspects currently working, such as Connectivity Analysis and Dynamical Causal Modeling (since 2003).
Let me to recommend to extend the figure 6.5, that could be the route to explain in a short way about Bayesian Inference and Dynamical Causal Modeling. Even more, I would suggest (if it is possible) add a small chapter explaining Structural Equation Modeling, Psycho-Physiological Interaction and Dynamical Causal Modeling, among others ways, as a way to compute effective models working in the brain.

Mr Carlos Mugruza Vassallo
Psychology , Dundee University
April 28, 2010

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ISBN: 9780761924500