A note to instructors. Teaching cognitive psychology? Looking for a
readable, comprehensive, modern text that would help the reader achieve genuine that is,
computational understanding of cognition? Consider
adopting Computing the Mind (see below) as your text.
Consciousness and Free Will (Topics in
Cognitive Science, COGST 4310, crosslisted as: PSYCH 4320, LING 4310,
BIONB 4330): M 2:00-4:25 (260 Uris Hall) [prerequisite: Psych 3140 or
instructor's consent] [syllabus here].
[See also my Amazon author page]
The Book of Beginnings (2014): a
psychological-philosophical science fiction (psy-phi
sci-fi) novella. Download it from — Amazon
— iTunes — Barnes&Noble.
Visit its Facebook Page.
Computing the Mind (Oxford
University Press, 2008): see table of contents; read reviews;
visit Facebook Page; see corrigenda. Used for teaching
at Cornell since 2006 (now also at NYU, Buffalo, BU,
The Happiness of Pursuit (Basic Books, February 2012). A Kirkus starred selection and Must-Read in new nonfiction. Available
also in Italian.
and Recognition in Vision (MIT
Press, 1999): see
of contents and introduction;
read online (for CogNet subscribers; if you connect from cornell.edu,
Being in Time: Dynamical Models of Phenomenal
Experience (John Benjamins, July 2012; Advances in Consciousness Research, vol. 88): see table of contents.
Language Universals (Oxford University Press, 2009).
This space is intermittently under
construction. Meanwhile, here's some pseudorandom selection of content:
- Some of the photographs from my albums:
- The #DailyDesertPic series (every day, another photo from my
archives, posted to my Twitter account, collected and shared via Google Photos).
- Photos shared on Facebook
- Photos shared on Flickr
- Photos shared on my server:
- Death Valley NP (March 2008)
Canyon (Death Valley NP, March 2009)
- the Negev
Desert in May
- Tabletop Mountain Wilderness, AZ
- Mt. Ajo, Organ Pipe National Monument, AZ
- Echo Canyon, Chiricahua National Monument, AZ
- wadi Roded, the Lost
Canyon, and wadi Shehoret, near Eilat, Israel
wadi Arugot, near Ein Gedi, Israel [photos scanned from old color prints]
talks and stuff
Cycling around Ithaca,
Life, universe, and everything:
- General-purpose programming:
- Exploratory data analysis and statistics:
- The R language environment
(as powerful as the best commercial packages, and infinitely more
- Language acquisition:
- The ADIOS (Automatic
DIstillation Of Structure) software package.
Child Language Data Exchange System (corpora and software).
- (Natural) Philosophy
- People (alphabetically by last name)
Daniel Dennett, Jay L. Garfield,
Thomas Metzinger, Paul Postal,
Sloman, Josh Tenenbaum.
- Poetry (selections)
- Prose (selections)
- Music (selections)
- Online libraries:
- Periodicals and blogs
- is a pipe dream.
- سلام, שלום
- Peace rally at the Rabin Square, Tel Aviv, 12
November 2005: שיר לשלום [Shir
la-Shalom, Peace Song] (Quicktime, 22MB; performed by Miri Aloni, with
200,000 friends, including President Bill Clinton and Senator Hillary Rodham
- Family and friends
© 1999-2016 Shimon Edelman (שמעון אדלמן, Шимон Александр (Саша) Эдельман, 에델만시몬). Permission is granted to copy, distribute
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