The cognitive revolution: a historical perspective

  title={The cognitive revolution: a historical perspective},
  author={George A. Miller},
  journal={Trends in Cognitive Sciences},
  • G. Miller
  • Published 1 March 2003
  • Psychology
  • Trends in Cognitive Sciences

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