The interdisciplinary study of thinking, including artificial intelligence, psychology, linguistics, philosophy, anthropology, neuroscience, and education. Topics of study in cognitive science include knowledge representation, language, learning, and perception.
A multidisciplinary attempt to address questions about the mind by integrating what we know from psychology, linguistics, philosophy, anthropology, and computer science.
The study of thinking and learning, currently being contributed to by researchers in a wide variety of disciplinary and multidisciplinary fields from developmental psychology to medicine. (Bransford, Brown, & Cocking, 1999.)
the field of science concerned with cognition; includes parts of cognitive psychology and linguistics and computer science and cognitive neuroscience and philosophy of mind
A multi-disciplinary field studying human cognitive processes, including their relationship to technologically embodied models of cognition. See also: Artificial Intelligence.
A science of the brain that combines the work of cognitive psychologists and neurobiologists.
A science investigating how people learn rather than what they learn. Prior knowledge and out-of-classroom experience help form the foundation on which teachers build effective instruction. Also referred to as the study of the mind.
The interdisciplinary study of mind and intelligence.
the study of how learning takes place
A term introduced in the 1970s to focus attention on how humans acquire and organize knowledge; a 'new' science dedicated to understanding cognition. In addition to psychology, the disciplines relevant to cognitive science are neuroscience, linguistics, philosophy, mathematics, and computer science (particularly that branch of computer science known as artificial intelligence). See also artificial intelligence, cognitive psychology.
Cognitive science is usually defined as the scientific study either of mind or of intelligence (e.g. Luger 1994). Practically every formal introduction to cognitive science stresses that it is a highly interdisciplinary research area in which psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, philosophy, computer science, anthropology, and biology are its principal specialized or applied branches.