The Third Edition of this popular and engaging text consolidates the interdisciplinary streams of cognitive science to present a unified narrative of cognitive science as a discipline in its own right. It teaches students to apply the techniques and theories of the cognitive scientist's 'toolkit' - the vast range of methods and tools that cognitive scientists use to study the mind. Thematically organized, Cognitive Science underscores the problems and solutions of cognitive science rather than more narrowly examining individually the subjects that contribute to it - psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, and so on. The generous use of examples, illustrations, and applications demonstrates how theory is applied to unlock the mysteries of the human mind. Drawing upon cutting-edge research, the text has been substantially revised, with new material on Bayesian approaches to the mind and on deep learning. An extensive on-line set of resources is available to aid instructors and students alike. Sample syllabi show how the text can support a variety of courses, making it a highly flexible teaching and learning resource at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Instructor and student resources available at https://www.bermudezcogsci.com/Read more
- Offers a popular and highly readable text that consolidates the interdisciplinary streams of cognitive science into a unified introduction to the field
- Provides a strong focus on dynamical systems, situated cognition and robotics, and mindreading
- Thought-provoking exercises within the chapters enable students to test and apply their understanding
- Includes new chapters on Bayesian approaches to cognitive science and machine learning/deep learning
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'A wonderful introduction to this highly interdisciplinary field - takes the reader from key elementary concepts to cutting edge research. Should help inspire a new generation of cognitive scientists.' Nick Chater, University of WarwickSee more reviews
'Bermúdez is a master synthesizer and explainer. I’ve been using his textbook since it was first published, always to the delight of my students. This new edition is the best yet. It keeps the core parts of the earlier editions while clearly introducing the latest innovations, such as Bayesian modeling and deep learning.' Jacob Beck, York University, Toronto
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- Edition: 3rd Edition
- Date Published: January 2020
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781108440349
- dimensions: 246 x 190 x 21 mm
- weight: 1kg
- contains: 143 colour illus. 9 tables
- availability: In stock
Table of Contents
Part I. Historical Landmarks:
1. The prehistory of cognitive science
2. The discipline matures: three milestones
3. The turn to the brain
Part II. Models and Tools:
4. Physical symbol systems and the language of thought
5. Neural networks and distributed information processing
6. Applying dynamical systems theory to model the mind
7. Bayesian models in cognitive science
8. Modules and architectures
9. Strategies for brain mapping
Part III. Applications:
10. Models of language learning
11. Object perception and folk physics
12. Machine learning: from expert systems to deep learning
13. Exploring mindreading
14. Mindreading: advanced topics
15. The cognitive science of consciousness
16. Situated cognition and robotics.
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