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Uttal, William R.

Overview
Works: 55 works in 360 publications in 1 language and 13,857 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BF241, 612.8
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Most widely held works by William R Uttal
The psychobiology of sensory coding by William R Uttal( Book )

18 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The psychobiology of mind by William R Uttal( Book )

17 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On seeing forms by William R Uttal( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new phrenology : the limits of localizing cognitive processes in the brain by William R Uttal( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William Uttal is concerned that in an effort to prove itself a hard science, psychology may have thrown away one of its most important methodological tools - a critical analysis of the fundamental assumptions that underlie day-to-day empirical research. In this book Uttal addresses the question of localization: whether psychological processes can be defined and isolated in a way that permits them to be associated with particular brain regions." "New, noninvasive imaging technologies allow us to observe the brain while it is actively engaged in mental activities. Uttal cautions, however, that the excitement of these new research tools can lead to a neuroreductionist wild goose chase. With more and more cognitive neuroscientific data forthcoming, it becomes critical to question their limitations as well as their potential. Uttal reviews the history of localization theory, presents the difficulties of defining cognitive processes, and examines the conceptual and technical difficulties that should make us cautious about falling victim to what may be a "neo-phrenological" fad."--Jacket
A taxonomy of visual processes by William R Uttal( Book )

16 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Real-time computers; technique and applications in the psychological sciences by William R Uttal( Book )

13 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The war between mentalism and behaviorism : on the accessibility of mental processes by William R Uttal( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book considers one of the most fundamental, but only infrequently considered, issues in psychology--Are mental processes accessible by means of verbal reports and/or experimental assays? It is argues that this is the main characteristic distinguishin
Cellular neurophysiology and integration : an interpretive introduction by William R Uttal( Book )

14 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1975. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Psychomythics : sources of artifacts and misconceptions in scientific psychology by William R Uttal( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychology deals with the most complex subject matter of any science. As such, it is subject to misunderstandings, artifacts, and just simple errors of data, logic, and interpretation. This book teases out the details of some of the sources of these error
Toward a new behaviorism : the case against perceptual reductionism by William R Uttal( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mind and brain : a critical appraisal of cognitive neuroscience by William R Uttal( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here, William Uttal offers a critical review of cognitive neuroscience, examining both its history and modern developments in the field. He pays particular attention to the role of brain imaging in studying the mind-brain relationship
Neural theories of mind : why the mind-brain problem may never be solved by William R Uttal( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this fascinating book, William R. Uttal raises the possibility that, however much we learn about the anatomy and physiology of the brain and psychology, we may never be able to cross the final bridge explaining how the mind is produced by the brain. Three main classes of mind-brain theory are considered and rejected: field theories, because they are based on a superficial analogy; single cell theories, because they emerge from a massive uncontrolled experimental program; and neural net theories, because they are constrained by combinatorial complexity. To support his argument, Uttal explores the empirical and conceptual foundations of these theoretical approaches and identifies flaws in their fundamental logic. The author concludes that the problems preventing solution of the mind-brain problem are intractable, yet well within the confines of natural science
Visual form detection in 3-dimensional space by William R Uttal( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph presents the results of a program of research dealing with the detection of dotted stimulus forms embedded in dotted visual noise. Nineteen experiments are described concerning the detection of single flashing dots, dotted lines, and both random and regularly dotted planes. A mathematical model based upon the autocorrelational transform is also tested for some of the experiments. Among the most important findings are a remarkable insensitivity of the perceptual system to temporal and spatial irregularities and a qualitative difference in the way observers deal with planes formed from random dot arrays and dotted outlines respectively. The autocorrelation model is in general agreement with the psychophysical results against which it is tested. The main conclusion arising from this research may be summarized as the rule of linear periodicity. Observers ar sensitive to forms to the extent that they contain dotted, straight lines with equal interdot spacing. This sensitivity appears to be a primitive of visual perception in a manner that is analogous to the sensitivity exhibited by the autocorrelation to periodic forms. Historical and lexicographic matters pertaining to the problem of form perception are also discussed in this monograph. (Author)
The immeasurable mind : the real science of psychology by William R Uttal( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An autocorrelation theory of form detection by William R Uttal( Book )

12 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The perception of dotted forms by William R Uttal( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report presents the results of a study of the detection, discrimination, and recognition of dotted forms presented in a degrading environment of dotted random 'visual noise'. It is shown that these processes are arranged in a hierarchy with more information required for each process than the previous one. A stimulus form effect is reported in the confusion matrices obtained in the discrimination and recognition experiments even though the raw percent correct scores show no stable form effect. The apparent density of the stimulus form seem to be less influential than the real density. A preliminary mathematical model of the psychophysical results is presented. Keywords: Computer vision, Perceptual model, Navigation and guidance, Vision detection, Stereopsis, Recognition. (sdw)
Dualism : the original sin of cognitivism by William R Uttal( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Directed to scholars and senior-level graduate students, this book is an iconoclastic survey of the history of dualism and its impact on contemporary cognitive psychology
A behaviorist looks at form recognition by William R Uttal( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book argues that this logic is incorrect and shows how visual perception, particularized in the study of form recognition, can be carried out from the behavioral point of view if certain constraints and limitations are understood and accepted
Reliability in cognitive neuroscience : a meta-meta analysis by William R Uttal( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cognitive neuroscientists increasingly claim that brain images generated by new brain imaging technologies reflect, correlate, or represent cognitive processes. This book warns against these claims, arguing that, despite its utility in anatomic and physiological applications, brain imaging research has not provided consistent evidence for correlation with cognition. It bases this argument on a review of the empirical literature, pointing to variability in data not only among subjects within individual experiments but also in the meta-analytical approach that pools data from different experiments
Computational modeling of vision : the role of combination by William R Uttal( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This treatise defines a unified theory of vision in which nearly independent components of visual stimuli are recombined and synthesized at high levels of neural processing to produce the richness of visual experience - demonstrating how digital technology can perform many of these same operations electronically."--Jacket
 
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The new phrenology : the limits of localizing cognitive processes in the brain
Alternative Names
Uttal, W. R.

Uttal, William

Uttal, William R.

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The war between mentalism and behaviorism : on the accessibility of mental processesPsychomythics : sources of artifacts and misconceptions in scientific psychologyToward a new behaviorism : the case against perceptual reductionismMind and brain : a critical appraisal of cognitive neuroscienceNeural theories of mind : why the mind-brain problem may never be solvedThe immeasurable mind : the real science of psychologyDualism : the original sin of cognitivismA behaviorist looks at form recognitionComputational modeling of vision : the role of combination