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 |2 pages

Part I Evolved Dual Coding Mind and Related Species

chapter 1|13 pages

Not by Language Alone

chapter 3|33 pages

Basic Principles of Dual Coding Theory

chapter 4|58 pages

Adaptive Functions of Dual Coding Systems

chapter 5|13 pages

Other Representational Species

part |2 pages

Part II Dual Coding Theory and the Brain

part |2 pages

Part III Evolution of the Dual Coding Mind

chapter 10|13 pages

Basic Evolutionary Issues

chapter 11|37 pages

Animal Minds

chapter 12|17 pages

Evolution of Language: Words to Associations

chapter 13|19 pages

Evolution of Language: Syntax

part |2 pages

Part IV Peak Evolved Mind and Performance

chapter 15|15 pages

Expert Performance and Knowledge

chapter 16|29 pages

Intelligence: Toward a Dual Coding Theory

chapter 17|9 pages

Dual Coding Theory and Creativity

chapter 18|54 pages

Creative Geniuses and Their Domains