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By Dan Sperber
GUARDIAN BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2017 'Original and provocative ... likely to have a big impact on our understanding of ourselves' Steven Pinker 'Mercier and Sperber offer a surprising and powerful response to the new orthodoxy propounded by Kahneman and Tversky ... arguing that the supposed flaws of hot, fast,...
This volume combines a scholarly introduction with state-of-the-art research in neuroeconomics. It presents important paradigms and research methods and includes in-depth review of empirical findings.
This Very Short Introduction describes the new field of cognitive neuroscience - the study of what happens in the brain when we perceive, think, reason, remember, and act. Focusing on the human brain, Passingham looks at the most recent research in the field, the modern brain imaging technologies, and what...
How is consciousness created? When did it first appear on Earth, and how did it evolve? What constitutes consciousness, and which animals can be said to be sentient? In this book, Todd Feinberg and Jon Mallatt draw on recent scientific findings to answer these questions -- and to tackle the...
By Andy Clark
Exciting new theories in neuroscience, psychology, and artificial intelligence are revealing minds like ours as predictive minds, forever trying to guess the incoming streams of sensory stimulation before they arrive.
A Companion to Cognitive Anthropology offers a comprehensive overview of the development of cognitive anthropology from its inception to the present day and explores recent findings in the areas of theory, methodology, and field research in twenty-nine key essays by leading scholars. The book explains how cultural or collective vs.
This volume of original essays by leading experts describes cutting-edge work in artificial intelligence. Written for non-specialists, it covers the discipline's foundations, major theories, and principal research areas, plus related topics such as artificial life. It is ideal for anyone wanting an accessible and authoritative introduction to this exciting field.