Psychology has devoted all its efforts to understanding how we think. Metaphors stressing the resemblance of mental processes to computers and humans to information processors have long been the reference model for explaining behaviour. But use of such metaphors has led to an image of disembodied humans. Today new discoveries involving the brain have overturned this view of human nature and introduced many novel theories drawn from unrelated fields of knowledge: linguistics, philosophy, psychology, robotics. This book’s authors provide a map to guide the reader along these new frontiers. Never before has an introductory text collected knowledge and organized it so well, thus providing an easy-to-read and complete overview of the new sciences of the mind.
Anna Borghi teaches Cognitive Psychology at the University of Bologna.
Fausto Caruana teaches Neuroscience at the University of Parma.