These Web sites are organized according to the chapters of the book, Mind: Introduction to Cognitive Science (second edition, MIT Press, 2005). Please report broken links to Paul Thagard.


1. General: Representation and computation 2. Logic

3. Rules

4. Concepts

5. Analogies 6. Images
7. Connections 8. Review - no sites 9. Brains
10. Emotions 11. Consciousness  
12. Bodies, the world, and dynamic systems 13. Societies 14. The future of cognitive science


1. General: Representation and computation


Artificial intelligence on the Web.

Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence

Biographies of major contributors to cognitive science.

Cognitive Science dictionary, University of Alberta.

Cognitive Science Society.

Cogprints: Archive of papers on cognitive science.

Dictionary of Philosophy of Mind.

Gallery of cognitive scientists - pictures.

Mind and brain news: Science Daily.

Institutions granting degrees in cognitive science

2. Logic

Introduction to logic.

Logic programming.

Mental models.

3. Rules

ACT home page at Carnegie Mellon University.

John Anderson’s home page.

Stephen Pinker’s home page.

SOAR home page at the University of Michigan.

4. Concepts

Concept mapping.


Visual thesaurus.

WordNet, a lexical database for the English language.

Visuwords: Visual interface for WordNet

5. Analogies

Case-based reasoning.

Conceptual metaphor

Dedre Gentner’s home page.

Keith Holyoak’s home page.

6. Images

Diagrammatic reasoning.

Imagination and mental imagery.

Stephen Kosslyn’s home page.

Zenon Pylyshyn’s home page.

7. Connections

Jeff Elman’s home page.

Jay McClelland’s home page.

Software for neural network modeling.


Explore the brain and spinal cord.

Science Daily brain and mind news.

The Whole Brain Atlas.

Theoretical neuroscience

10. Emotions

The emotion home page.

Affective computing at MIT.

Geneva emotion research group.

Kismet, a robot that models emotions.

11. Consciousness

Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness.

Neural correlates of consiousness

David Chalmer's page, with extensive bibliographies.

Representational theories of consciousness.

University of Arizona Center for Consciousness Studies.

12. Bodies, the world, and dynamic systems

Dynamic systems research groups.

Embodied cognition

Rodney Brooks web site.

Situated learning course.

13. Societies

Culture and cognition at the University of Michigan.

RoboCup (robotic soccer).

Social epistemology

UCSD distributed cognition and human-computer interaction laboratory.

14. Future of cognitive science

Academic programs in cognitive science.

Computational Epistemology Laboratory.

Paul Thagard.

This page updated March 23, 2015