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"This is the first introductory text in cognitive science that provides comprehensive coverage of the field. . .[it] provides a solid foundation for the beginning student."Cognitive Science is a single-source undergraduate text that broadly surveys the theories and empirical results of cognitive science within a consistent computational perspective. In addition to covering the individual contributions of psychology, philosophy, linguistics, and artificial intelligence to cognitive science, the book has been revised to introduce the connectionist approach as well as the classical symbolic approach and adds a new chapter on cognitively related advances in neuroscience.
-- Arthur C. Graesser, Contemporary Psychology
Cognitive science is a rapidly evolving field that is characterized by considerable contention among different views and approaches. Cognitive Science presents these in a relatively neutral manner. It covers many new orientations theories and findings, embedding them in an integrated computational perspective and establishing a sense of continuity and contrast with more traditional work in cognitive science. The text assumes no prerequisite knowledge, introducing all topics in a uniform, accessible style. Many topics, such as natural language processing and vision, however, are developed in considerable depth, which allows the book to be used with more advanced undergraduates or even in beginning graduate settings.
A Bradford Book
This edition available outside North America ONLY.
|List of Authors|
|Preface to the Second Edition|
|Preface to the First Edition|
|Note to the Teacher|
|Ch. 1||What Is Cognitive Science?||1|
|Ch. 2||Cognitive Psychology: The Architecture of the Mind||15|
|Ch. 3||Cognitive Psychology: Further Explorations||87|
|Ch. 4||Artificial Intelligence: Knowledge Representation||139|
|Ch. 5||Artificial Intelligence: Search, Control, and Learning||177|
|Ch. 6||Linguistics: The Representation of Language||215|
|Ch. 7||Neuroscience: Brain and Cognition||269|
|Ch. 8||Philosophy: Foundations of Cognitive Science||331|
|Ch. 9||Language Acquisition||379|
|Ch. 11||Natural Language Processing||435|