Encyclopedia of the Mind

Encyclopedia of the Mind

Two Volume Set

© 2013 | 896 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

It's hard to conceive of a topic of more broad and personal interest than the study of the mind. In addition to its traditional investigation by the disciplines of psychology, psychiatry, and neuroscience, the mind has also been a focus of study in the fields of philosophy, economics, anthropology, linguistics, computer science, molecular biology, education, and literature. In all these approaches, there is an almost universal fascination with how the mind works and how it affects our lives and our behavior. Studies of the mind and brain have crossed many exciting thresholds in recent years, and the study of mind now represents a thoroughly cross-disciplinary effort. Researchers from a wide range of disciplines seek answers to such questions as: What is mind? How does it operate? What is consciousness?

This encyclopedia brings together scholars from the entire range of mind-related academic disciplines from across the arts and humanities, social sciences, life sciences, and computer science and engineering to explore the multidimensional nature of the human mind.

Key features
  • Broadly interdisciplinary, this work includes contributions by psychologists and neuroscientists, biologists, philosophers, linguists, computer scientists, and others to reflect the full dimensions of the emerging field of cognitive science and mind studies. 
  • Leading experts provide more than 290 signed entries accompanied by bibliographies and suggested readings to offer authoritative coverage readers can depend upon and guidance to more in-depth resources.
  • A "Reader's Guide" at the beginning of the work sorts entries by disciplines and/or themes to make it easier for readers to find related topics within a particular area of interest.

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ISBN: 9781412950572

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