Skip to content

Your Cambridge account can now be used to log into other Cambridge products and services including Cambridge One, Cambridge LMS, Cambridge GO and Cambridge Dictionary Plus

Register Sign in Wishlist

Cognitive Science
An Introduction to the Science of the Mind

3rd Edition

$59.99 (X)

  • Date Published: January 2020
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108440349

$ 59.99 (X)

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Hardback, eBook

Request examination copy

Instructors may request a copy of this title for examination

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • 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

    • 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
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    '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 Warwick

    '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

    See more reviews

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • 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.

  • Resources for

    Cognitive Science

    José Luis Bermúdez

    Find resources associated with this title

    Type Name Unlocked * Format Size

    Showing of

    Back to top

    This title is supported by one or more locked resources. Access to locked resources is granted exclusively by Cambridge University Press to instructors whose faculty status has been verified. To gain access to locked resources, instructors should sign in to or register for a Cambridge user account.

    Please use locked resources responsibly and exercise your professional discretion when choosing how you share these materials with your students. Other instructors may wish to use locked resources for assessment purposes and their usefulness is undermined when the source files (for example, solution manuals or test banks) are shared online or via social networks.

    Supplementary resources are subject to copyright. Instructors are permitted to view, print or download these resources for use in their teaching, but may not change them or use them for commercial gain.

    If you are having problems accessing these resources please contact

  • Author

    José Luis Bermúdez, Texas A & M University
    José Luis Bermúdez is Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Professor of Philosophy at Texas A & M University. He has been involved in teaching and research in cognitive science for over fifteen years, and is very much involved in bringing an interdisciplinary focus to cognitive science through involvement with conference organization and journals. His 100+ publications including the textbook Philosophy of Psychology: A Contemporary Introduction (2005) and a companion collection of readings, Philosophy of Psychology: Contemporary Readings (2006). He has authored the monographs The Paradox of Self-Consciousness (1998), Thinking without Words (2003), and Decision Theory and Rationality (2009) in addition to editing a number of collections including The Body and the Self (1995), Reason and Nature (2003), and Thought, Reference, and Experience (2005).

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×
warning icon

Turn stock notifications on?

You must be signed in to your Cambridge account to turn product stock notifications on or off.

Sign in Create a Cambridge account arrow icon

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.