This engagingly written introduction to the cognitive sciences examines the historical and contemporary issues and research findings of the core cognitive science disciplines, including cognitive psychology, neuroscience, language, philosophy, and artificial intelligence. For each of the core disciplines of cognitive science, the historical development and classic research studies are presented in one chapter and current research development and issues follow in a second chapter. The student is given insight into the way each discipline has contributed to the growth of cognitive science and what directions research is taking in the future. This text assumes no background on the part of the reader.

Modern Technology and Research

Modern technology and research

As a rule, young children probably do not really enjoy shopping for shoes. They probably prefer running around in their old ones to sitting still while a salesperson brings out box after box and urges their feet into pair after pair of new and unfamiliar-feeling shoes. Eventually, though, after pressing the toes of the shoes to see how much room there is for comfort and for growth, the salesperson deems a pair to be the right size, the child deems it a satisfactory fit, and ...

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