Blended Cognition

The Robotic Challenge

  • Jordi Vallverdú
  • Vincent C. Müller

Part of the Springer Series in Cognitive and Neural Systems book series (SSCNS, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Philosophy

  3. Engineering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Max Talanov, Alexey Leukhin, Hugo Lövheim, Jordi Vallverdú, Alexander Toschev, Fail Gafarov
      Pages 127-156
    3. Maryam Sadat Mirzaei, Qiang Zhang, Stef van der Struijk, Toyoaki Nishida
      Pages 157-196
  4. Psychology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Robert Earl Patterson, Robert G. Eggleston
      Pages 199-216
    3. Kay-Yut Chen, Daniel S. Levine
      Pages 217-241
  5. Anthropology

  6. Logics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273
    2. Pei Wang
      Pages 275-302
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 303-304

About this book


This edited volume is about how unprejudiced approaches to real human cognition can improve the design of AI. It covers many aspects of human cognition and across 12 chapters the reader can explore multiple approaches about the complexities of human cognitive skills and reasoning, always guided by experts from different but complimentary academic fields.

A central concept is explained: blended cognition, the natural skill of human beings for combining constantly different heuristics during their several task-solving activities. Something that was sometimes observed like a problem as “bad reasoning”, is now the central key for the understanding of the richness, adaptability and creativity of human cognition. The topic of this book connects in a significant way with the disciplines of psychology, neurology, anthropology, philosophy, logics, engineering, logics, and AI. In a nutshell: understanding better humans for designing better machines.

Any person with interests on natural and artificial reasoning should read this book as a primary source of inspiration and a way to achieve a critical thinking on these topics. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jordi Vallverdú
    • 1
  • Vincent C. Müller
    • 2
  1. 1.Universitat Autònoma de BarcelonaBellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès)Spain
  2. 2.American College of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece

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