Reviewed Books sorted by Title


Acoustics of American English Speech (Linguistics (Phonetics, Phonology))
Joseph P. Olive, Alice Greenwood, John Coleman (1993, Springer Verlag)
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The Age of Spiritual Machines (The Future of Computing (Speculation))
Ray Kurzweil (1999, Penguin Books)
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Android Epistemology (Philosophy)
Kenneth M. Ford, Clark Glymore, Patrick J. Hayes (eds) (1995, MIT Press)
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The Antisymmetry of Syntax (Linguistics (Syntax))
Richard S. Kayne (1994, MIT Press)
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The Architecture of the Language Faculty (Linguistics (Semantics))
Ray Jackendoff (1997, MIT Press)
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Artificial Minds (Artificial Intelligence)
Stan Franklin (1995, MIT Press)
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As Time Goes By (Linguistics (Syntax))
Norbert Hornstein (1990, MIT Press)
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Aspects of Phonological Theory (Linguistics (Phonetics, Phonology))
Paul Postal (1968, Harper & Row)
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Aspects of the Theory of Syntax (Linguistics (Syntax))
Noam Chomsky (1965, MIT Press)
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The Astonishing Hypothesis (Philosophy)
Francis Crick (1994, Charles Scribner's Sons)
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Atlas of the Human Brain (Brain Anatomy/Physiology)
Juergen K. Mai, Joseph Assheuer, George Paxinos (1997, Academic Press)
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The Atomic Components of Thought (Psychology)
John R. Anderson, Christian Lebiere (1998, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates)
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Beyond Humanity: CyberEvolution and Future Minds (The Future of Computing (Speculation))
Gregory S. Paul, Earl D. Cox (1996, Charles River Media)
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Biochemistry (Biology/Biochemisry)
Albert L. Lehninger (1970, Worth Publishers, Inc)
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Biological Foundations of Language (Evolution of Language)
Eric H. Lenneberg (1967, John Wiley)
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The Brain (Brain (General))
Gerald M. Edelman, Jean-Pierre Changeux (eds) (2001, Transaction Publishers)
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The Brain, An Introduction to Neuroscience (Brain Anatomy/Physiology)
Richard F. Thompson (1985, W. H. Freeman & Co)
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BrainChildren, Essays on Designing Minds (Philosophy)
Daniel C. Dennett (1998, MIT Press)
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Brainmakers, How Scientists are Moving Beyond Computers (Artificial Intelligence)
David H. Freedman (1994, Touchstone)
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Brains, Machines and Mathematics (Brain Computation Studies)
Michael A. Arbib (1965, McGraw-Hill Book Co)
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Bright Air, Brilliant Fire (Brain Function Theories)
Gerald M. Edelman (1992, BasicBooks)
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The Central Auditory System (Brain Anatomy/Physiology)
Günter Ehret, Raymond Romand (eds) (1997, Oxford University Press)
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The Cerebral Code (Brain Function Theories)
William H. Calvin (1998, MIT Press)
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Chance and Necessity (Philosophy)
Jacques Monod, translated by Austryn Wainhouse (1971, Alfred A. Knopf)
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Cognition, Computation and Consciousness (Philosophy)
Masao Ito, Yasushi Miyashita, Edmund T. Rolls (eds) (1997, Oxford University Press)
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Cognitive Models of Speech Processing (Language Processing (Words & Meaning))
Gerry T. M. Altmann (ed) (1990, MIT Press)
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Cognitive Neuroscience (Brain Anatomy/Physiology)
Michael S. Gazzaniga (ed) (2000, Blackwell Publishers Ltd)
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The Computational Brain (Brain Computation Studies)
Patricia S. Churchland, Terrence J. Sejnowski (1992, MIT Press)
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Computer Models of Mind, Computational Approaches in Theoretical Psych (Artificial Intelligence)
Margaret A. Boden (1988, Cambridge University Press)
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Computer Models of Thought and Language (Psychology)
Roger C. Shank, Kenneth Mark Colby (eds) (1973, W. H. Freeman & Co)
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Computers and Human Language (Language Processing (Words & Meaning))
George W. Smith (1991, Oxford University Press)
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The Concept of Mind (Philosophy)
Gilbert Ryle (1949, Barnes & Noble)
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Concepts, Where Cognitive Science Went Wrong (Philosophy)
Jerry A. Fodor (1998, Clarendon Press)
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Connectedness and Binary Branching (Linguistics (Syntax))
Richard S. Kayne (1984, Foris Publications)
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The Conscious Mind: In Search of a Fundamental Theory (Philosophy)
David J. Chalmers (1996, Oxford University Press)
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Consciousness (Philosophy)
J. Allan Hobson (1999, W. H. Freeman & Co.)
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Consciousness Explained (Philosophy)
Daniel C. Dennett (1991, Little, Brown & Co)
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Consciousness and the Computational Mind (Linguistics (Semantics))
Ray Jackendoff (1987, MIT Press)
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Content and Consciousness (Philosophy)
Daniel C. Dennett (1986, Routledge & Kegan Paul)
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Conversations with Neil's Brain (Brain Anatomy/Physiology)
William H. Calvin, George A. Ojemann (1994, Perseus Books)
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A Course in Phonetics (Linguistics (Phonetics, Phonology))
Peter Ladefoged (1975, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich)
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Creating Mind: How the Brain Works (Brain Anatomy/Physiology)
John E. Dowling (1998, W. W. Norton & Co)
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Darwin's Dangerous Idea, Evolution and the Meanings of Life (Evolution of Humans)
Daniel C. Dennett (1995, Touchstone)
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Descartes' Error (Brain Function Theories)
Antonio R. Damasio (1994, Avon Books)
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The Dragons of Eden, Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence (Evolution of Humans)
Carl Sagan (1977, Ballantine Books)
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The Elm and the Expert (Philosophy)
Jerry A. Fodor (1994, MIT Press)
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The Emperor's New Mind (Philosophy)
Roger Penrose (1989, Penguin Books)
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Eve Spoke (Evolution of Language)
Philip Lieberman (1998, W. W. Norton & Co.)
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The Evolution of Consciousness (Psychology)
Robert Ornstein (1991, Simon & Schuster)
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Explaining Consciousness, The Hard Problem (Philosophy)
Jonathan Shear (ed) (1995, MIT Press)
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Expression and Meaning, Studies in the Theory of Speech Acts (Philosophy)
John R. Searle (1979, Cambridge University Press)
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The Extended Phenotype (Evolution of Humans)
Richard Dawkins (1999, Oxford University Press)
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Eye to Eye (Psychology)
Ken Wilber (1983, Shabhala Publications Inc)
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Fast Oscillations in Cortical Circuits (Brain Anatomy/Physiology)
Roger D. Traub, John G. R. Jefferys, Miles A. Whittington (1999, MIT Press)
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The Feeling of What Happens (Brain Function Theories)
Antonio R. Damasio (1999, Harcourt Brace)
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Foundations of Cognitive Grammar, Vol I - Theoretical Prerequisites (Linguistics (Syntax))
Ronald W. Langacker (1987, Stanford University Press)
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Foundations of Cognitive Grammar, Vol II - Descriptive Application (Linguistics (Syntax))
Ronald W. Langacker (1991, Stanford University Press)
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Fundamental Neuroanatomy (Brain Anatomy/Physiology)
Walle J. H. Nauta, Michael Feirtag (1986, W. H. Freeman & Co)
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The Genesis of Language, A Psycholinguistic Approach (Evolution of Language)
Frank Smith, George A. Miller (eds) (1966, MIT Press)
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Getting Computers to Talk Like You and Me (Language Processing (Words & Meaning))
Rachel Reichman (1985, MIT Press)
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The Handbook of Artificial Intelligence, Volume I (Artificial Intelligence)
Avron Barr, Edward A. Feigenbaum (eds) (1981, Addison Wesley)
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The Handbook of Artificial Intelligence, Volume II (Artificial Intelligence)
Avron Barr, Edward A. Feigenbaum (eds) (1982, Addison Wesley)
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The Handbook of Artificial Intelligence, Volume III (Artificial Intelligence)
Paul R. Cohen, Edward A. Feigenbaum (eds) (1982, Addison Wesley)
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The Handbook of Artificial Intelligence, Volume IV (Artificial Intelligence)
Avron Barr, Paul R. Cohen, Edward A. Feigenbaum (eds) (1989, Addison Wesley)
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How Brains Think (Brain Function Theories)
William H. Calvin (1996, BasicBooks)
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How the Mind Works (Psychology)
Steven Pinker (1997, W. W. Norton & Co.)
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Human Ancestors (Anthropology)
Scientific American staff (ed), introduction by Glynn Isaac and Richard E. F. Leakey (1960, W. H. Freeman & Co)
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Information in the Brain: A Molecular Perspective (Brain Anatomy/Physiology)
Ira B. Black (1994, MIT Press)
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Inside the Brain (Brain (General))
Ronald Kotulak (1996, Andrews McMeel)
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Introduction to Connectionist Modelling of Cognitive Processes (Artificial Intelligence)
Peter McLeod, Kim Plunkett, Edmund T. Rolls (1998, Oxford University Press)
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Introduction to Government & Binding Theory (Linguistics (Syntax))
Liliane Haegeman (1991, Blackwell Publishers)
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An Introduction to Linguistics (Linguistics (Syntax))
Stuart C. Poole (1999, St. Martin's Press)
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An Introduction to Natural Computation (Brain Computation Studies)
Dana H. Ballard (1997, MIT Press)
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Invariance and Variability in Speech Processes (Speech Processing (Synth & Recog))
Joseph S. Perkell, Dennis H. Klatt (eds) (1986, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates)
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Knowledge of Language: Its Nature, Origin, and Use (Linguistics (Syntax))
Noam Chomsky (1986, Praeger)
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Language & Species (Evolution of Language)
Derek Bickerton (1990, University of Chicago Press)
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The Language Instinct, How the Mind Creates Language (Psychology)
Steven Pinker (1994, William Morrow & Co)
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Language and Human Behavior (Evolution of Language)
Derek Bickerton (1995, Univ of Washington Press)
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Language and Its Structure (Linguistics (Syntax))
Ronald W. Langacker (1967, Harcourt Brace)
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Language and Thought (Linguistics (Syntax))
Noam Chomsky (1993, Moyer Bell)
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Languages of the Mind, Essays on Mental Representation (Linguistics (Semantics))
Ray Jackendoff (1995, MIT Press)
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The Large, the Small and the Human Mind (Philosophy)
Roger Penrose, Abner Shimony, Nancy Cartwright, Stephen Hawking (1997, Cambridge Univ Press)
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Large-Scale Neuronal Theories of the Brain (Brain Function Theories)
Christof Koch, Joel L. Davis (eds) (1994, MIT Press)
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Learnability and Cognition (Psychology)
Steven Pinker (1989, MIT Press)
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Learning Machines (Artificial Intelligence)
Nils J. Nilsson (1965, McGraw-Hill Book Co)
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Learning and Memory (Psychology)
John R. Anderson (2000, John Wiley & Sons)
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Lectures on Government and Binding (Linguistics (Syntax))
Noam Chomsky (1981, Mouton de Gruyter)
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Lexical Functional Syntax (Linguistics (Syntax))
Joan Bresnan (2001, Blackwell Publishers)
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Linear Prediction of Speech (Speech Processing (Synth & Recog))
J D. Markel, A. H. Gray, Jr. (1976, Springer Verlag)
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Linguistic Theory and Psychological Reality (Linguistics (Syntax))
Morris Halle, Joan Bresnan, George A. Miller (eds) (1978, MIT Press)
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Linguistics: An Introduction (Linguistics (Syntax))
Andrew Radford, Martin Atkinson, David Britain, Harald Clahsen, Andrew Spencer (1999, Cambridge Universoty Press)
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Mapping the Mind (Brain Anatomy/Physiology)
Rita Carter (1998, Univ CA Press)
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Mapping the Mind, The Secrets of Human Brain and How it Works (Brain Anatomy/Physiology)
Joel Davis (1997, Birch Lane Press)
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Matter and Consciousness (Philosophy)
Paul M. Churchland (1988, MIT Press)
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Meaning and Necessity (Philosophy)
Rudolf Carnap (1947, University of Chicago Press)
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Memory, Brain, and Belief (Brain (General))
Daniel L. Schacter, Elaine Scarry (eds) (2000, Harvard University Press)
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Mind & Brain Sciences in the 21st Century (Psychology)
Robert L. Solso (ed) (1999, MIT Press)
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The Mind Doesn't Work That Way (Philosophy)
Jerry Fodor (2000, MIT Press)
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Mind Matters, How Mind and Brain Interact to Create Our Conscious Lives (Brain Anatomy/Physiology)
Michael S. Gazzaniga (1988, Houghton Mifflin Co)
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Mind and Brain: A Philosophy of Science (Philosophy)
Arturo Rosenblueth (1970, MIT Press)
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The Minimalist Program (Linguistics (Syntax))
Noam Chomsky (1995, MIT Press)
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Models of Information Processing in the Basal Ganglia (Brain Computation Studies)
James C. Houk, Joel L. Davis, David G. Beiser (eds) (1998, MIT Press)
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Music, The Brain, and Ecstasy (Psychology)
Robert Jourdan (1997, Avon Books)
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The Mysterious Flame (Philosophy)
Colin McGinn (1999, BasicBooks)
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The Mystery of Consciousness (Philosophy)
John R. Searle (1997, New York Review of Books)
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Natural Language Processing (Language Processing (Words & Meaning))
Fernando C. N. Pereira, Barbara J. Grosz (eds) (1993, MIT Press)
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Neural Codes and Distributed Representations (Brain Computation Studies)
Laurence Abbott, Terrence J. Sejnowski (1999, MIT Press)
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Neural Darwinism (Brain Function Theories)
Gerald M. Edelman (1987, BasicBooks)
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Neural Networks, A Comprehensive Foundation (Artificial Intelligence)
Simon Haykin (1999, Prentice Hall)
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Neural Organization, Structure, Function, and Dynamics (Brain Function Theories)
Michael A. Arbib, Péter Érdi, János Szentágothai (1998, MIT Press)
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Neural-Network Models of Cognition (Brain Computation Studies)
John W. Donahoe, Vivian Packard Dorsel (eds) (1997, Elsevier Science B.V.)
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Neuromotor Mechanisms in Human Communication (Language Processing (Neurology))
Doreen Kimura (1993, Oxford University Press)
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Neurons and Symbols, The Stuff that Mind is Made Of (Brain Computation Studies)
Igor Aleksander, Helen Morton (1993, Chapman & Hall)
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Observations on the Feeling of the Beautiful and Sublime (Philosophy)
Emmanuel Kant, translated by John T. Goldthwait (1965, University of Calif Press)
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Parallel Distributed Processing Vol 1. Foundations (Artificial Intelligence)
David E. Rumelhart, James L. McClelland (eds) (1986, MIT Press)
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Parallel Distributed Processing Vol 2. Psychological & Biological Models (Artificial Intelligence)
David E. Rumelhart, James L. McClelland (eds) (1986, MIT Press)
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Patterns in the Mind (Linguistics (Semantics))
Ray Jackendoff (1994, BasicBooks)
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Perception and Production of Fluent Speech (Linguistics (Phonetics, Phonology))
Ronald A. Cole (ed) (1980, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates)
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Perspectives in Linguistics (Linguistics (Syntax))
John T. Waterman (1963, University of Chicago Press)
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Philosophical Investigations (Philosophy)
Ludwig Wittgenstein, translated by G. E. M. Anscombe (1953, The Macmillan Company)
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Phonetic Linguistics, Essays in Honor of Peter Ladefoged (Linguistics (Phonetics, Phonology))
Victoria A. Fromkin (ed) (1985, Academic Press)
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Phonetic Symbol Guide (Linguistics (Phonetics, Phonology))
Geoffrey K. Pullum, William A. Ladusaw (1986, University of Chicago Press)
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Phonology, Theory and Analysis (Linguistics (Phonetics, Phonology))
Larry M. Hyman, foreword by Victoria A. Fromkin (1975, Holt, Rinehart & Winston)
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Pitch Determination of Speech Signals (Speech Processing (Synth & Recog))
Wolfgang Hess (1983, Springer Verlag)
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Preliminaries to Linguistic Phonetics (Linguistics (Phonetics, Phonology))
Peter Ladefoged (1971, University of Chicago Press)
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Preliminaries to Speech Analysis (Linguistics (Phonetics, Phonology))
Roman Jacobson, C. Gunnar M. Fant, Morris Halle (1951, MIT Press)
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Principles of Cartesian Philosophy (Philosophy)
Baruch Spinoza, translated by Harry E. Wedeck (1961, Philosophical Library)
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Principles of Phonology (Linguistics (Phonetics, Phonology))
N. S. Trubetzkoy, translated by Christiane A. M. Baltaxe (1969, University of Calif Press)
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The Psychology of Consciousness (Psychology)
Robert Ornstein (1972, Penguin Books)
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Psychosemantics, The Problem of Meaning in the Philosophy of Mind (Philosophy)
Jerry A. Fodor (1987, MIT Press)
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Readings in Acoustic Phonetics (Linguistics (Phonetics, Phonology))
Ilse Lehiste (ed) (1967, MIT Press)
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The Remembered Present (Brain Function Theories)
Gerald M. Edelman (1989, BasicBooks)
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Representing Time in Natural Language (Linguistics (Syntax))
Alice G. B. ter Meulen (1995, MIT Press)
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River Out of Eden, A Darwinian View of Life (Evolution of Humans)
Richard Dawkins (1995, Basic Books)
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The Robot's Dilemma, The Frame Problem in Artificial Intelligence (Artificial Intelligence)
Zenon W. Pylyshyn (ed) (1987, Ablex Publishing Corp)
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Robot, Mere Machine to Transcendent Mind (The Future of Computing (Speculation))
Hans Moravec (1999, Oxford University Press)
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The Scientific American Book of the Brain (Brain Anatomy/Physiology)
Scientific American staff (ed), introduction by Antonio R. Damasio (1999, The Lyons Press)
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The Selfish Gene (Evolution of Humans)
Richard Dawkins (1976, Oxford University Press)
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Semantic Information Processing (Artificial Intelligence)
Marvin Minsky (ed) (1968, MIT Press)
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Semantic Structures (Linguistics (Semantics))
Ray Jackendoff (1990, MIT Press)
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Semantics and Cognition (Linguistics (Semantics))
Ray Jackendoff (1983, MIT Press)
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The Simulation of Human Intelligence (Psychology)
Donald Broadbent (ed) (1993, Blackwell Publishers)
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The Society of Mind (Brain Function Theories)
Marvin Minsky (1985, Simon and Schuster)
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The Sound Pattern of English (Linguistics (Syntax))
Noam Chomsky, Morris Halle (1968, Harper & Row)
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Speech Acts (Philosophy)
John R. Searle (1969, Cambridge University Press)
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The Speech Chain, The Physics and Biology of Spoken Language (Linguistics (Phonetics, Phonology))
Peter B. Denes, Elliot N. Pinson (1963, Bell Telephone Laboratories)
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Speech Communication Human and Machine (Speech Processing (Synth & Recog))
Douglas O'Shaughnessy (1987, Addison Wesley Publishing)
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Speech Sounds and Features (Linguistics (Phonetics, Phonology))
Gunnar Fant (1973, MIT Press)
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Speech Synthesis (Speech Processing (Synth & Recog))
James L. Flanagan, Lawrence R. Rabiner (eds) (1973, Dowden, Hutchinson & Ross)
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Spikes, Decisions, and Actions (Brain Computation Studies)
Hugh R. Wilson (1999, Oxford Univerity Press)
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Statistical Language Learning (Language Processing (Words & Meaning))
Eugene Charniak (1993, MIT Press)
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Structure and Process in Speech Perception (Linguistics (Phonetics, Phonology))
A. Cohen, S. G. Nooteboom (eds) (1975, Springer-Verlag)
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The Study of Syntax (Linguistics (Syntax))
D. Terence Langendoen (1969, Holt, Reinhart and Winston)
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The Subtlety of Sameness (Artificial Intelligence)
Robert M. French (1995, MIT Press)
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Symbols, Signals and Noise (Mathematics)
J. R. Pierce (1961, Harper & Row)
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Syntactic Structures (Linguistics (Syntax))
Noam Chomsky (1957, Mouton)
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Syntax in Functional Grammar (Linguistics (Syntax))
G. David Morley (2000, Continuum)
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Ten Problems of Consciousness (Philosophy)
Michael Tye (1999, MIT Press)
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Three Areas of Experimental Phonetics (Linguistics (Phonetics, Phonology))
Peter Ladefoged (1967, Oxford University Press)
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TopoBiology (Biology/Biochemisry)
Gerald M. Edelman (1988, BasicBooks)
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Understanding Natural Language (Language Processing (Words & Meaning))
Terry Winograd (1972, Academic Press)
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A Universe of Consciousness (Brain Function Theories)
Gerald M. Edelman (2000, BasicBooks)
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Vision (Brain Computation Studies)
David Marr (1982, W. H. Freeman & Co.)
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Vision Science, Photons to Phenomenology (Psychology)
Stephen E. Palmer (1999, MIT Press)
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When Things Start to Think (The Future of Computing (Speculation))
Neil Gershenfeld (1999, Henry Holt & Co)
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Why We Feel: The Science of Human Emotions (Psychology)
Victor S. Johnston (1999, Perseus Books)
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Word & Object (Philosophy)
Willard Van Orman Quine (1960, MIT Press)
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The Workings of the Brain: Development, Memory, and Perception (Brain Anatomy/Physiology)
Rodolfo R. Llinas (ed) (1990, W. H. Freeman & Co)
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X-Bar Syntax (Linguistics (Syntax))
Ray Jackendoff (1977, MIT Press)
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