Welcome to the SAGE edge site for Cognitive Science, Fourth Edition!

Throughout history, different fields of inquiry have attempted to understand the great mystery of mind and answer questions like: What is the mind? How do we see, think, and remember? Can we create machines that are conscious and capable of self-awareness? Cognitive Science provides a comprehensive introduction to the field from multiple perspectives to help readers better understand and answer questions about the mysteries of the mind. In each chapter, authors Jay Friedenberg, Gordon Silverman, and Michael J. Spivey focus on a particular area in cognitive science, exploring methodologies, theoretical perspectives, and findings, then offering the critical evaluations and conclusions drawn from them. Substantially updated with new and expanded content, the Fourth Edition reflects the latest research in this rapidly evolving field. Features: Offers a wide-ranging, comprehensive, and multidisciplinary introduction to the field of cognitive science and issues of mind. "Interdisciplinary Crossroads" sections at the end of each chapter focus on research topics that have been investigated from multiple perspectives, helping students to understand the link between varying disciplines and cognitive science. End-of-chapter "Summing Up" sections provide a concise summary of the major points addressed in each chapter to facilitate student comprehension and exam preparation.

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We gratefully acknowledge Jay Friedenberg, Gordon Silverman and Michael J. Spivey for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Integra Software Services for developing the resources on this site.