CONTENTS:- 1. The Nature and Methods of Science 2. A Science for Psychology 3. the Natural Sciences 4. Understanding Scientific Method 5. The Search for A Science of Human Behaviour 6. Psychology as the Science of Mental Substances 7. Psychology as a Science of Material Substances 8. The Beginnings of Cognitive Science 9. Towards a Scientific Psychology 10. Cognitive Science: The Analytical Phase 11. Connectionism and the Brain 12. Cognitive Science in Action
Cognitive science is the attempt to study cognitive phenomena in a way not unlike the way the physical sciences study material phenomena. Physics includes mechanics, the study of the laws of motion of elementary material things. Chemistry includes the study of the synthesis of material substances from other material substances in the light of knowledge of their atomic constituents and internal structures. In recent years the field of cognitive science has been taken to include the study of the relevant aspects of the neuroanatomy brain and nervous system.