Cognitive science, experimental psychology, philosophical and theoretical psychology
1937, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Zenon Walter Pylyshyn (born 1937) is a Canadian cognitive scientist and philosopher. He holds degrees in engineering-physics (B.Eng. 1959) from McGill University and in control systems (M.Sc. 1960) and experimental psychology (Ph.D. 1963), both from the ...
Zenon Walter Pylyshyn (born 1937) is a Canadian cognitive scientist and philosopher.
He holds degrees in engineering-physics (B.Eng. 1959) from McGill University and in control systems (M.Sc. 1960) and experimental psychology (Ph.D. 1963), both from the Regina Campus, University of Saskatchewan. His dissertation was on the application of information theory to studies of human short-term memory. He was a Canada Council Senior fellow from 1963–1964.
MSc (Control Systems) University of Saskatchewan, 1961
PhD (Experimental Psychology) University of Saskatchewan, 1963
Appointments & Honors
Professor, Psychology and Computer Science, University of Western Ontario, 1963-93
Donald 0. Hebb Award, Canadian Psychological Association, 1990
Director, Centre for Cognitive Science
Board of Governors' Professor of Cognitive Science and Director, Centre for Cognitive Science, Rutgers University, 1993-
Killam Fellowship, Institute for Mathematical Studies in the Social Sciences and the Centre for Cognitive Sciences, MIT
Fellow, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIAR), National Director, CIAR Programme in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
President: Cognitive Science Society, Society for Philosophy and Psychology
Fellow: Canadian Psychological Association, American Association for Artificial Intelligence
Editorial Board: Cognitive Science, Cognitive Psychology, Cognition, Computational Intelligence, Medical Expert Systems, Minds and Machines, Mind and Language, Artificial Intelligence
1973 What the mind's eye tells the mind's brain: A critique of mental imagery. Psychological Bulletin, 80, 1-24.
1978 Computational models and empirical constraints. Behavioural and Brain Sciences, l, 93-127.
1978 Imagery and artificial intelligence. In C. W. Savage (ed.), Minnesota Studies in the Philosophy ofScience, vol. 9. Perception and Cognition Issues in the Foundations of Psychology. University of Minnesota Press.
1979 Validating computational models: A critique of Anderson's indeterminacy of representation claim. Psychological Review, 86, 383-94.
1980 Computation and cognition: Issues in the foundation of cognitive science. Behavioural and Brain Sciences, 3, 111-69.
1981 The imagery debate: Analogue media versus tacit knowledge. Psychological Review, 88, 16-45.
1981 How direct is visual perception? Some reflections on Gibson's 'ecological approach'. Cognition, 9, 139-96.
1984 Computation and Cognition: Toward a Foundation for Cognitive Science. MIT Press.
1988 Connectionism and cognitive architecture: A critical analysis. Cognition, 28, 3-71 (with J. Fodor).
1989 The role of location indexes in spatial perception: A sketch of the FINST spatial-index model. Cognition, 32, 65-97.
1991 The role of cognitive architecture in theories of cognition. In K. Van Lehn (ed.), Architectures for Intelligence: The Twenty-Second Carnegie Mellon Symposium on Cognition. Erlbaum.
1993 What enumeration studies can show us about spatial attention: Evidence for limited capacity preattentive processing. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 19, 331-51 (with L. M. Trick).
1994 Some primitive mechanisms of spatial attention. Cognition, 50, 363-84.
1994 Multiple parallel access in visual attention. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 48, 260-83.