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[Review of the book The Architecture of the Mind: Massive Modularity and the Flexibility of Thought, by Parruthers]Download
Introduction: Recent cognitive developmental psychology lend support to the idea that the mind consists of distinct domain-specific modules (e.g., a folk physics, a folk biology, and a folk psychological mind-reading module), rather than a single all-purpose reasoning system. In evolutionary...
Unlike secondary world fantasy, such as that of J.R.R. Tolkien, what I call syncretic fantasy is typically set in a world that overlaps significantly with the contemporary "real" or cognitive majoritarian world in which we (i.e. most North Americans) profess to live our lives. In terms of popular...
Cognitive deficits affect approximately 50% of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and are associated with disease-related neurodegeneration. Prior MS-studies found decision making impairments uncorrelated with patients’ cognitive functions. Brain correlates of decision making in MS have not been...
Self‑determined motivation for language learning: The role of need for cognition and language learning strategiesDownload
Over the last decade, there has been a notable revival of scholarly interest in second language (L2) motivation(see Dörnyei 1998; Oxford 1996a). Since a number of critical reviews of the conceptual and empirical status of L2 motivation theory appeared in the early to mid-1990s (e.g., Crookes and...