The Master Program of the Human Mind

MENTAL PROCESSES Studies in Cognitive Science. H. Christopher Longuet-Higgins. The MIT Press in cooperation with The British Psychological Society, Cambridge, MA, 1987. 424 pp. $35. In the late 1960s, H. Christopher Longuet-Higgins said goodbye to theoretical chemistry and began his study of the- workings of the mind. Since then he has conducted innovative research at the University of Edinburgh and the Centre for Research in Perception and Cognition at Sussex. His work encompasses nearly e

Christopher J. Matheus
Aug 9, 1987

MENTAL PROCESSES

Studies in Cognitive Science. H.
Christopher Longuet-Higgins. The MIT
Press in cooperation with The British
Psychological Society, Cambridge, MA,
1987. 424 pp. $35.

In the late 1960s, H. Christopher Longuet-Higgins said goodbye to theoretical chemistry and began his study of the- workings of the mind. Since then he has conducted innovative research at the University of Edinburgh and the Centre for Research in Perception and Cognition at Sussex. His work encompasses nearly every aspect of the problem of cognition, including the interpretation of music, natural language processing, visual perception and associative memory.

Longuet-Higgins, who coined the term “cognitive science,” is undoubtedly qualified to inaugurate the Explorations in Cognitive Science book series from The MIT Press and The British Psychological Society with Mental Processes. Had he written a book based on his unique perspective and experience, it could well have been a worthy addition to this subject’s growing volume...