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978-1-4985-1148-3 • Hardback • August 2015 • $109.00 • (£84.00)
978-1-4985-1149-0 • eBook • August 2015 • $103.50 • (£80.00)
Herbert S. Demmin is a clinical psychologist with over thirty years of experience. He has a private practice in Nashua, New Hampshire.
List of FiguresPrefaceIntroductionChapter 1: Preliminary Considerations Chapter 2: Primary Occurrent Thoughts
Chapter 3: Secondary Occurrent Thoughts
Chapter 4: The Different Types of Occurrent Thoughts
Chapter 5: The Significance of Occurrent Thoughts in Cognition
Chapter 6: Visual Imagery
Chapter 7: Barsalou’s Perceptual, Modal Theory of Knowledge
Chapter 8: Memory
Chapter 9: Conceptual Short-Term Memory
Chapter 10: Summary and Discussion
About the Author
Demmin offers a new theory of the microdynamics of occurrent thought and its influence on our subjectivity and self-awareness. In contrast to traditional narrow definitions of occurrent thought, Demmin offers the reader a meticulously detailed argument of the complexity of the microphases, patterned sequences, contents and transitions of attention that drive cognition and make our understanding of occurrent thought more nuanced. Indeed, Demmin reveals that the occurrent thought process is much more complex than previously thought. This book will be of immense value to academics, theorists, philosophers and psychologists who wish to understand the subtle, complex and multifaceted nature of occurrent thoughts as they define a fundamental aspect of our subjectively given humanity.
— Cora Smith, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Thinking is so much part of our mental life, yet is often so poorly understood and even dismissed. Demmin in this book not only challenges the currently held views on occurrent thinking, but also provides a reflective and meticulous analysis of such thoughts. Well referenced, his integration of neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy provides a sound basis for a dynamic model of occurrent thinking that cannot be ignored in its breath and detail. A must for anyone engaging in cognitive science research, or who is curious about the phenomenology of everyday thinking.
— Ingo Lambrecht, Manawanui, Maori Mental Health Services, Auckland District Health Board, New Zealand