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Artificial Intelligence
Site has information concerning the history of artificial intelligence, the different approaches to creating artificial intelligence, its applications, interviews with experts in the field, and links to interactive sites.
Center for Research on Concepts and Cognition
Describes current research activities at this centre based at Indiana University.
CogPrints: Cognitive Sciences Eprint Archive
"Welcome to CogPrints, an electronic archive for papers in any area of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Linguistics, and many areas of Computer Science (e.g., artificial intelligence, robotics, vision, learning, speech, neural networks), Philosophy (e.g., mind, language, knowledge, science, logic), Biology (e.g., ethology, behavioral ecology, sociobiology, behaviour genetics, evolutionary theory), Medicine (e.g., Psychiatry, Neurology, human genetics, Imaging), Anthropology (e.g., primatology, cognitive ethnology, archeology, paleontology), as well as any other portions of the physical, social and mathematical sciences that are pertinent to the study of cognition."
Cognitive Science Dictionary
Award-winning dictionary of cognitive science terms that Dr. Michael Dawson maintains at the University of Alberta.
Conversations with Neil's Brain
A web book about "the neural nature of thought and learning.".
Culture, Cognition, and Evolution
Article relates the development of cognition to culture and evolution.
Eliza
Talk to Eliza and get a demonstration of artificial intelligence and nondirective psychotherapy.
Gestalt Archive
Site provides "Gestalt theory and Gestalt psychology articles in full text.".
History of Cognitive Psychology
Site provides a brief overview of the influential figures in cognitive psychology.
Imprinting in Precocial Birds
Demonstration lets you manipulate the variables in this experiment about imprinting in precocial birds.
International Association for Near-Death Studies
Site provides information about near-death experiences.
Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research
Work in AI published here.
Minding the Body: The Science of Hypnosis
Site provides information about hypnosis in a question and answer format.
Minds Are Simply What Brains Do
Article discusses the perception of the discontinuity between the mind and the brain, memory and change, embodiments of the mind, freedom of will, and the uncertainty and stability of the mind.
Motivational Factors in Routine Performance
Site enables you to manipulate the variables in this experiment to demonstrate the motivational factors in routine performance.
Music Cognition Resource Center
Music cognition resources sponsored by the Music Cognition Group of the Ohio State University.
Psych/Lab (TM)
Software is provided at this site that enables individuals to perform classic human cognitive experiments.
Psychology, Culture, and Evolution
This site discusses consciousness; the evolution of the brain, consciousness, language, and sociality; sleep paralysis; and nocturnal hallucinations.
Subliminal Perception
Article provides some information about subliminal perception which "occurs whenever stimuli presented below the threshold or limen for awareness are found to influence thoughts, feelings, or actions.".
Subliminal Persuasion Laboratory Manual
This manual provides information about subliminal persuasion and do-it-yourself experiments to help you understand the concepts presented.
Theory Into Practice (TIP)
This site provides summaries of numerous theories found in behaviourism, cognition, and educational psychology.
Web Vision
Site provides information concerning many aspects of vision including the anatomy and physiology of the eye, retinal circuits, neuroactive substances in the retina, color vision, psychophysics, and the primary visual cortex.
ePsych
Site provides a number of unique tutorials and demonstrations that focus on various functions of the brain including sensation and perception, cognition, transmission of neural impulses, and learning.
ePsychlopedia
Site provides 10 different tutorials covering the topics of brain and behavior, sensation and perception, states of consciousness, learning, motivation and emotion, cognition, intelligence, personality, and social psychology.

Consciousness

Consciousness and Cognition
Article discusses the first person and third person approaches to consciousness and cognition, the relationship between these two approaches, the coherence test, and why we think we are conscious.
Consciousness, Folk Psychology, and Cognitive Science
This article defines consciousness, challenges the folk concept of consciousness, and looks at the roles which intrinsic qualities and self attribution play in consciousness.
Facing Up to the Problem of Consciousness
Article outlines the theory of consciousness, discusses the problems of consciousness, and provides a functional and non-reductive explanation of these problems.
Online Papers on Consciousness
Site provides links to over 700 "online papers on consciousness and related topics.".
The Problem of Consciousness
"This paper attempts to begin to answer four questions. 1. What is consciousness? 2. What is the relation of consciousness to the brain? 3. What are some of the features that an empirical theory of consciousness should try to explain? 4. What are some common mistakes to avoid?"

Language

Brains Show Signs of Two Bilingual Roads
Article discusses how people who learn a second language early in life use the same area of the brain as when speaking their native language
Language Acquisition
Article discusses the biology of language acquisition, the maturation of our language system, and the course of language acquisition.
Language and Culture
This tutorial discusses what language is, the analysis of language, the learning of language, language and thought processes, and the hidden aspects of communication.
Neurobiological Approaches to Language
Article looks at language neurobiologically and includes the topics of "brain development, dissociations, distributive representations, epigenesis, evolution, functional localization, individual variation, innateness, [and] language.".
Primate Use of Language
Site discusses studies that are currently being done which show that primates are capable of learning language.
The Role of Language in Intelligence
This article taken from the Darwin College Lectures discusses the role of language in thought and looks at the behaviours of animals to discern the role that language plays.
Words in the Brain's Language
Article discusses "associative learning, cell assembly, cognition, cortex, language, [and] word category.".

Memory

Amnesia and Cognition Unit - University of Arizona
Describes research activities in progress; primary concern is with memory changes due to aging and brain injury.
Creating False Memories
Site discusses false childhood memories, imagination inflation, impossible memories, and how false memories are formed.
Definition of Memory and Memory Implications
Site provides a description of memory, amnesia, implicit memory, and the accuracy of memory.
Elizabeth F. Loftus
This is the web site of Elizabeth F. Loftus who is a researcher interested in false memories. The page provides links to a number of articles she has written on this topic.
Human Memory
Presents a number of memory improvement techniques and illustrates how human memory can be measured.
Mathematical Models of Human Memory - Tutorials
A group of well-organized tutorials that teach the application of several mathematical models of memory.
Memory Loss, Aging, and Alzheimer's Disease
Dr. Marilyn S. Albert and Dr. Huntington Potter give a brief overview of Alzheimer's disease and its possible causes.
Memory: A Contribution to Experimental Psychology
This article is about Ebbinghaus' famous experiment about memory and learning.
Sheep Brain Dissection: The Anatomy of Memory
Site uses a sheep brain to show the anatomy of the parts of the brain vital to memory.

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