Cognitive Science

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Cognitive Science

Post by Guitar » Mon Apr 04, 2005 3:21 am

I've been reading Philosophy in the Flesh by Lackoff and Johnson and find it very interesting. I was wondering if anyone else has read it and would care to share their thoughts.

I would also like to know if anyone could reccomend any books on Cognitive Science and rate them in the areas of focus, ground breaking aspects and level of understanding required.
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Post by phildonnia » Mon Apr 04, 2005 9:28 pm

It's a little dry compared to his other work, but Doug Hofstadter's "Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies" was very enlightening to me about Cognitive Science; he takes special care to distinguish it from Artificial Intelligence.

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Post by skeptacles » Sun Jul 03, 2005 1:01 pm

Malcolm Gladwell's Blink is interesting, readable and apparently credible.

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Post by Edward » Sat May 20, 2006 4:34 pm

I really liked Dennett's "Consciousness Explained" and "Brainstorms", as well as Minsky's "Society of Mind" (all three of which are considered fairly controversial, so take 'em with a grain of salt) as well as Tim Crane's "The Mechanical Mind", which I wrote a review of for the British Journal of University Philosophy.

In fact, I'll post a copy of that review here in a minute. Lemme just check what the copyright status is...

EDIT: Done & Dusted. Review has been posted.

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Re: Cognitive Science

Post by Charles Wild » Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:09 pm

Regarding cognition, perception, paying attention, working memory, executive functions - try:

Nerves in Collision book by Walter C. Alvarez
Remarkable Medicine book by Jack Dreyfus
How To book about Inattentive ADHD, introduction by Anita Uhl Brothers
Think and Grow book by Napoleon Hill

X-ref: neurology, human consciousness, nutrition, cognitive science