Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Two new books of interest

Cognitive Biology: Evolutionary and Developmental Perspectives on Mind, Brain, and Behavior, edited by Luca Tommasi, Mary A. Peterson, and Lynn Nadel (MIT Press, 342 pp, $50). Research on such topics as the role of social selection in the evolution of hippocampal specialization.

Cognition and Perception: How Do Psychology and Neural Science Inform Philosophy?, by Athanassios Raftopoulos (MIT Press, 419 pp, $45). Argues that there is an aspect of visual process that creates representational states with non-conceptual content; considers this notion's implications for problem in epistemology and the philosophies of mind and science.