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.
Who are We?
Who are We?
- Philosophy and Neuroscience 353
- Philosophy and Linguistics 364
- Philosophy and Artificial Intelligence 368
- Philosophy and Consciousness 371
- Embodied Cognition 378
- A Note for the Future 382
- Conclusion: Coming Full Circle 383
Philosophy and Neuroscience
The Mind-Body Problem Revisited
Early philosophers who dealt with the mind-body problem sometimes equated mind with soul. Whichever term they used, the concept had religious connotations: a somewhat mystical entity that directs our perceptions and behavior, an entity unique to each one of us in life, yet perhaps part of ...