– Andrew Brook, Carleton University
“This book describes a more sophisticated theory of the mental processes that support and cause cognitive change. These aspects of cognition (creativity, strategy change, and belief revision) will become important areas for cognitive science to explore and explain. Ohlsson's theories encourage us to examine the next metalevel of how cognition changes, and the proposed mechanisms will provide many challenges for cognitive models and architectures.”
– Frank Ritter, The Pennsylvania State University
“Deep Learning inspired me to do some deep thinking about cognitive change, indeed, about the very nature of change itself. Ohlsson's description of cognitive change and the ability to override experience defines an essential aspect of what makes us human.”
– Gale M. Sinatra, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
"...This volume is must reading for cognitive psychologists interested in fundamental questions about the mind. It is the best and most important work in cognitive psychology I have read in a long time.... a field that sometimes focuses extensively on detailed models of minor phenomena, Ohlsson addresses some of the big questions that cognitive psychology promised to answer but hasn’t gotten around to. It should serve as an excellent starting point for discussions about cognitive change for years to come."
–Dr. David W. Carroll, University of Wisconsin-Superior, PsycCRITIQUES
">Deep Learning: How the Mind Overrides Experience is not only breathtaking in scope and intellectual in range, but also beautifully written and completely engaging.... Ohlsson's masterful book on Deep Learning should help put non-monotonic learning on the radar screen of cognitive psychologists as a central topic for further investigation and theory building.... Deep Learning is a book organized around one central hypothesis, but it is not a one-note book. The wealth of detail, the specific examples, and the precision in formulating his many ideas make this book an incredibly rich read."
–Carol L. Smith, Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts at Boston, International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Group Newsletter
"...This landmark book present theories of creativity, adaptation and conversion of belief culminating in elements of a unified theory, showing that we must override experience to understand how the mind works.... The book addresses continuous learning at multiple levels, from the micro-level of individual cognitive processing to the societal level of continuous learning and adaptation to change.... the book is seminal reading for doctoral students and researchers in cognitive psychology and for advance readers in disciplines such as education, decision science, artificial intelligence, and group dynamics....Deep Learning is a significant academic work explaining discontinuous processes that puzzle and challenge all of us.... The book is an erudite yet elegant and deep exposition of a new generation of cognitive learning theory and research.... This is a work of brilliant scholarship...."
–Manuel London, State University of New York at Stony Brook, American Journal of Psychology