Here is a list of the best Cognitive Science books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!
- The Cambridge Handbook of Cognitive Science (2012)
- Cognitive Science: An Introduction to the Study of Mind (2015)
- Cognitive Neuroscience (2018)
- The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience (The MIT Press) (2017)
- Mindware: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Cognitive Science (2013)
- Mind: Introduction to Cognitive Science, , 2nd Edition (2005)
- Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions (2017)
- The Neuroscience of Intelligence (Cambridge Fundamentals of Neuroscience in Psychology) (2016)
- How the Mind Works (2009)
- Beyond Behaviors: Using Brain Science and Compassion to Understand and Solve Children’s Behavioral Challenges (2019)
- The Philosophy of Cognitive Science (2015)
- Stoicism: The Manual of Mindset Through Critical Thinking and Self-Discipline, and to Increase Your Wisdom Daily (2019)
Cognitive science is a cross-disciplinary enterprise devoted to understanding the nature of the mind. In recent years, investigators in philosophy, psychology, the neurosciences, artificial intelligence, and a host of other disciplines have come to appreciate how much they can learn from one another about the various dimensions of cognition.
In Cognitive Science 3e Friedenberg and Silverman provide a solid understanding of the major theoretical and empirical contributions of cognitive science. Their text, thoroughly updated for this new third edition, describes the major theories of mind as well as the major experimental results that have emerged within each cognitive science discipline.
Cognitive Neuroscience (2018)
Updated fully, this accessible and comprehensive text highlights the most important theoretical, conceptual and methodological issues in cognitive neuroscience. Written by two experienced teachers, the consistent narrative ensures that students link concepts across chapters, and the careful selection of topics enables them to grasp the big picture without getting distracted by details.
This classic book, first published in 1991, was one of the first to propose the “embodied cognition” approach in cognitive science. It pioneered the connections between phenomenology and science and between Buddhist practices and science―claims that have since become highly influential.
Ranging across both standard philosophical territory and the landscape of cutting-edge cognitive science, Mindware: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Second Edition, is a vivid and engaging introduction to key issues, research, and opportunities in the field.Starting with the vision of mindware as software and debates between realists, instrumentalists, and eliminativists, Andy Clark takes…
Cognitive science approaches the study of mind and intelligence from an interdisciplinary perspective, working at the intersection of philosophy, psychology, artificial intelligence, neuroscience, linguistics, and anthropology. With Mind, Paul Thagard offers an introduction to this interdisciplinary field for readers who come to the subject with very different backgrounds.
Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions (2017)
What should we do, or leave undone, in a day or a lifetime? How much messiness should we accept? What balance of the new and familiar is the most fulfilling? These may seem like uniquely human quandaries, but they are not. Computers, like us, confront limited space and time, so computer scientists have been grappling with similar problems for decades.
This book introduces new and provocative neuroscience research that advances our understanding of intelligence and the brain. Compelling evidence shows that genetics plays a more important role than environment as intelligence develops from childhood, and that intelligence test scores correspond strongly to specific features of the brain assessed with neuroimaging. In understandable language, Richard J.
How the Mind Works (2009)
“A model of scientific writing: erudite, witty, and clear.” ―New York Review of BooksIn this Pulitzer Prize finalist and national bestseller, one of the world’s leading cognitive scientists tackles the workings of the human mind. What makes us rational―and why are we so often irrational? How do we see in three dimensions?
Beyond Behaviors: Using Brain Science and Compassion to Understand and Solve Children’s Behavioral Challenges (2019)
In Beyond Behaviors, internationally known pediatric psychologist, Dr.
In recent decades cognitive science has revolutionised our understanding of the workings of the human mind. Philosophy has made a major contribution to cognitive science and has itself been hugely influenced by its development. This dynamic book explores the philosophical significance of cognitive science and examines the central debates that have enlivened its history. In a wide-ranging and comprehensive account of the topic, philosopher M.J.
Stoicism: The Manual of Mindset Through Critical Thinking and Self-Discipline, and to Increase Your Wisdom Daily (2019)
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Best Cognitive Science Books You Should Read
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An Introduction to the Cognitive Science of Religion: Connecting Evolution, Brain, Cognition, and Culture
Author(s): Claire White
ID: 2935648, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2021, Size: 13 Mb, Format: pdf
The Natural Language for Artificial Intelligence
Author(s): Dioneia Motta Monte-Serrat, Carlo Cattani
ID: 2953578, Publisher: Academic Press, Year: 2021, Size: 7 Mb, Format: pdf
John McDowell on Worldly Subjectivity: Oxford Kantianism Meets Phenomenology and Cognitive Sciences
Author(s): Tony Cheng
ID: 2990214, Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic, Year: 2021, Size: 3 Mb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really best-sellers according to The New York Times, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.