Corrigenda for Computing the Mind

August 28, 2008: good news! For those of you who have faulty copies from the first printing (with missing images): Oxford University Press will replace them.

October 20, 2008: bad news! The second printing is not error-free: OUP managed to screw it up again by leaving out some more stuff that had been present in the galley proofs. These additional errors are flagged in red in the table below.

NOTE: if you find an error that is not listed here, please email me.

page place/item correction notes
p.25 Margin image There is a missing illustration:
This illustration was present in the galley proofs, which means that the mess-up is on the part of Oxford University Press (not that it makes me any happier).
p.27 Figure 2.6 The figure has been mutilated; the correct figure appears here:
This figure was present in its correct form in the galley proofs, which means that the mess-up is on the part of Oxford University Press.
p.63 "A MIND is a terrible thing to explain. Francis Crick, wrote in 1994 [...]" The comma after "Crick" is spurious. My fault.
p.139 The bottommost paragraph has a few words missing at the beginning. Here's the correct full text: "Activity in area MT (whether naturally or artificially produced) is clearly necessary for seeing motion: it is safe to bet that injecting current anywhere else in the brain would not have the perceptual effect of doing it in MT." My fault.
p.165 The middle panel in Fig. 6.4 is missing. Here is the missing part of the illustration:
This illustration too was present in the galley proofs. NOTE: this error is present also in the advance copy of the second printing, in which OUP was supposed to rectify the compositor's fault.
p.183 In Figure 6.13, the left panel is clipped and two labeled points in the diagram are missing from it. Here is the complete diagram:
This illustration too was present in the galley proofs. NOTE: this error is present also in the advance copy of the second printing, in which OUP was supposed to rectify the compositor's fault.
p.205 Last line of the first paragraph reads: "putting oneself in my place". This should read:
"putting yourself in my place".
My fault.
p.227 Margin image There is a missing illustration:
This illustration too was present in the galley proofs.
p.228 Margin image There is a missing illustration:
This illustration too was present in the galleys.
p.278 There is a passage in the margin note that reads "(thus proving that he was smarter than Ginger from Figure 7.19 on page 297)." This is a leftover from an early draft: a reference to a cartoon that ended up not being included in the final version of the book. The entire parenthetical remark should be ignored. My fault.
p.306 Margin image There is a missing illustration:
This illustration too was present in the galleys.
p.321 The margin note under the heading "1957:" reads "The first working program for chess implemented on an IBM 704 computer, which runs at 42 Khz, and has a 7,000-word memory)". Instead of "Khz", it should read "kHz"; also, the parenthesis after "memory" is spurious. My fault.
p.337 The 8th line from the top, "Figure 8.10 (top)" ... ... should be "Figure 8.10 (bottom)". Typo.
p.427 Margin image There is a missing illustration:
This illustration too was present in the galleys.
p.474 Margin image There is a missing illustration:
This illustration too was present in the galleys.
p.596 Mistyped index entry The last item under "creativity" should read creativity 381 Typo
p.601 Missing index entry The missing entry is: intelligence, general . . . . 131, 338, 339, 364, 366—371, 391, 481, 482

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