The Cognitive Sciences: An Interdisciplinary Approach, Second Edition offers an engaging, thorough introduction to the cognitive sciences. Authors Carolyn Sobel and Paul Li examine the historical and contemporary issues and research findings of the core cognitive science disciplines: cognitive psychology, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, linguistics, evolutionary psychology, and philosophy. For each of these core disciplines, the historical development and classic research studies are presented in one chapter and current research development and issues follow in a second chapter, offering students a broad understanding of the development of each concentration in the cognitive sciences. The text presents a student-friendly approach to understanding how each discipline has contributed to the growth of cognitive science and the implications for future research.
Chapter 1. Early Approaches to the Study of Human Cognition
Chapter 2. The Approach of Cognitive Science
Chapter 3. Exploring the Brain
Chapter 4. Modern Technology and Research
Chapter 5. Setting the Stage for Artificial Intelligence
Chapter 6. The Machine Performs
Chapter 7. What Linguistics Is About
Chapter 8. The Role of Linguistics in Cognitive Science
Chapter 9. Evolutionary Psychology
Chapter 10. Philosophical Issues in Cognitive Science
Chapter 11. Who Are We?