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Author Cook, Norman D.

Title Harmony, perspective and triadic cognition / Norman D. Cook.

Imprint New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.

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Description 1 online resource (x, 356 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary The big question in the science of psychology is: Why is human cognition and behavior so different from the capabilities of every other animal species on Earth - including our close genetic relations, the chimpanzees? This book provides a coherent answer by examining those aspects of the human brain that have made triadic forms of perception and cognition possible. Mechanisms of dyadic association sufficiently explain animal perception, cognition, and behavior but a three-way associational mechanism is required to explain the human talents for language, tool-making, harmony perception, pictorial depth perception, and the joint attention that underlies all forms of social cooperation.
Contents Machine generated contents note 1. Introduction -- 1.1. The Basic Question -- 1.2. Triadic Perception, Triadic Cognition and Triadic Social Interaction -- 1.3. Triads versus Dyads -- 1.4. Musical Harmony -- 1.5. Pictorial Depth Perception -- 1.6. Tool Use -- 1.7. Language -- 1.8. Consciousness -- 1.9. Other Issues -- 2. Human Hearing: Harmony -- 2.1. Tonality and Dissonance -- 2.2. Tension and Instability -- 2.3. The Modality of Triads -- 2.4. The Affective Valence of Major and Minor -- 2.5. Traditional Harmony Theory -- 2.6. This Is Your Brain on Harmony -- 2.7. Why Not Before? -- 2.8. Conclusions -- 3. Human Seeing: Perspective -- 3.1. Stereoscopic Vision: Two Static Points of View -- 3.2. Motion Parallax: Two Sequential Points of View -- 3.3. Pictorial Depth Perception -- 3.4. Linear Perspective -- 3.5. Shadows and Shading -- 3.6. Historical Perspective on Shadows -- 3.7. A Reclassification of Depth Cues -- 3.8. "Perspective as Symbolic Form" -- 3.9. Variations on the Illusion of Depth -- 3.10. This Is Your Brain on Reverse Perspective -- 3.11. Conclusions -- 4. Human Work: Tools and Handedness -- 4.1. Stones as Tools -- 4.2. Toolmaking and Handedness -- 4.3. The Division of Labor Between the Cerebral Hemispheres -- 4.4. Brain Size -- 4.5. Trimodal Cortical Regions -- 4.6. Hafted Tools -- 4.7. The Behavioral Neurology of Tool Use -- 4.8. Conditional Associations -- 4.9. Causality -- 4.10. Conclusions -- 5. Human Communication: Language -- 5.1. The Tripartite Architecture of Language -- 5.2. Behavioral Neurology -- 5.3. The Evolution of Language -- 5.4. Subjects, Objects, Verbs -- 5.5. Universal Grammar -- 5.6. Conclusions -- 6. Consciousness -- 6.1. The Main Question -- 6.2. Three Levels of Discussion -- 6.3. Five Approaches to Subjectivity -- 6.4. The Neurophysiological Solution -- 6.5. Implications -- 6.6. Consciousness Is Understood, Self-Consciousness Is Not -- 6.7. Conclusions -- 7. Other Human Talents -- 7.1. Rhythm Perception -- 7.2. Face Perception -- 7.3. Joint Attention -- 7.4. Moral Minds -- 7.5. Intelligent Neural Networks -- 7.6. Color Perception -- 7.7. Mental Rotation -- 7.8. Subitizing -- 7.9. Four-Body Cognition? -- 7.10. Trigonometry -- 8. Conclusion.
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Subject Cognitive psychology.
Consciousness.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Cook, Norman D. Harmony, perspective and triadic cognition. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012 9780521192132 (DLC) 2011039143 (OCoLC)754716345
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