Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science

Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science

Online ISBN: 9780470018866

DOI: 10.1002/0470018860

About this Book

Welcome to the Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science online! This encyclopedia captures contemporary thinking about the workings of the mind and brain, focusing on problems that are as old as recorded history, but reflecting approaches and techniques that have emerged since the 1980's.

This exciting reference work covers the cognitive sciences in the broadest sense. It reviews the common themes of information and information processing, representation, and computation, with in depth coverage of the core areas of psychology, philosophy, linguistics and neuroscience.


  • Encompasses the entire spectrum of the cognitive sciences
  • Approximately 700 articles written by the world's leading experts
  • All articles are graded according to level of readership: Introductory (accessible to entry level undergraduates and upwards), Focused (accessible to undergraduates and post-graduates), and In-depth (articles focus on more complex and controversial issues)
  • 16,500 references
  • Approximately 1,500 illustrations

With extensive cross-referencing and indexing to aid the reader, this Encyclopedia is an essential reference tool for students and researchers and a "must have" for research institute libraries.

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