The Centered Mind: What the Science of Working Memory Shows Us about the Nature of Human Thought

2016.07.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Peter Carruthers, The Centered Mind: What the Science of Working Memory Shows Us about the Nature of Human Thought, Oxford
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2016.07.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Peter Carruthers, The Centered Mind: What the Science of Working Memory Shows Us about the Nature of Human Thought, Oxford University Press, 2015, 290pp., $50.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198738824. Reviewed by Elijah Chudnoff, University of Miami Sometimes in deciding what to do we reflect. Here is an example: You've been visiting Berlin, but now it is time to catch your flight home. You want to take public transportation and Google Maps gives you a number of options. Two stand out: U5 > S42 > TXL or S42 > TXL. The first is faster, involves less walking, but requires you to navigate two transfers. The second is slower, involves more walking, but only requires you to navigate one transfer. You know that navigating transfers stresses you out, you prefer avoiding stress to walking less and traveling faster. So you decide to take the second route. How exactly should we conceive of this and other bits of. . .

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