This book updates the Dual Coding Theory of mind (DCT), a theory of modern human cognition consisting of separate but interconnected nonverbal and verbal systems. Allan Paivio, a leading scholar in cognitive psychology, presents this masterwork as new findings in psychological research on memory, thought, language, and other core areas have flourished, as have pioneering developments in the cognitive neurosciences. Mind and Its Evolution provides a thorough exploration into how these adaptive nonverbal and verbal systems might have evolved, as well as a careful comparison of DCT with contrasting "single-code" cognitive theories.
Divided into four parts, this text begins with a general, systematic theory of modern human cognition as the reference model for interpreting the cognitive abilities of evolutionary ancestors. The first half of the book discusses mind as it is; the second half addresses how it came to be that way. Each half is subdivided into two parts defined by thematic chapters. Mind and Its Evolution concludes with evidence-based suggestions about nourishing mental growth through applications of DCT in education, psychotherapy, and health.
This volume will appeal to cognitive and evolutionary psychologists, as well as students in the areas of memory, language, cognition, and mind evolution specialists in psychology, philosophy, and other disciplines.

part I|127 pages

Evolved Dual Coding Mind and Related Species

chapter Chapter One|13 pages

Not by Language Alone

chapter Chapter Two|9 pages

Justification for the Theoretical Approach

chapter Chapter Three|33 pages

Basic Principles of Dual Coding Theory

chapter Chapter Four|58 pages

Adaptive Functions of Dual Coding Systems

chapter Chapter Five|12 pages

Other Representational Species

part II|98 pages

Dual Codingtheory Andthe Brain

chapter Chapter Seven|39 pages

The Multimodal Dual Coding Brain

chapter Chapter Eight|25 pages

Adaptive Functions of the Dual Coding Brain

chapter Chapter Nine|21 pages

Brain Teasers: Common Codes and Neural Binding

part III|88 pages

Evolution of Thedual Coding Mind

chapter Chapter Ten|13 pages

Basic Evolutionary Issues

chapter Chapter Eleven|37 pages

Animal Minds

chapter Chapter Twelve|17 pages

Evolution of Language: Words to Associations

chapter Chapter Thirteen|19 pages

Evolution of Language: Syntax

part IV|147 pages

Peak Mind and performance

chapter Chapter Fourteen|9 pages

Introduction to Expertise: A Dual Coding Perspective

chapter Chapter Fifteen|15 pages

Expert Performance and Knowledge

chapter Chapter Sixteen|29 pages

Intelligence: Toward a Dual Coding Theory

chapter Chapter Seventeen|9 pages

Dual Coding Theory and Creativity

chapter Chapter Eighteen|54 pages

Creative Geniuses and Their Domains

chapter Chapter Nineteen|29 pages

Nurturing the Mind: Applications of Dual Coding Theory