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  Cognitive science - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term cognitive science was coined by Christopher Longuet-Higgins in his 1973 commentary on the Lighthill report, which concerned the then-current state of Artificial Intelligence research.
Most in cognitive science, however, presumably do not believe their field is the study of anything as certain as the knowledge sought by Plato.
Cognitive science is a large field, and covers a wide array of topics on cognition.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cognitive_science   (3199 words)

 Cognitive Science @ Georgia Tech   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Cognitive Science is an interdisciplinary area with conceptual and methodological roots in several fields, including artificial intelligence, psychology, linguistics, philosophy, intelligent systems, robotics, human-machine systems engineering, anthropology, sociology, and neuroscience.
Cognitive Science unites researchers in these fields who focus on understanding the nature of cognition.
Cognition, Design, and Technology as a theme posits that understanding of the human mind and understanding of the technologies humans create are inextricably related.
www-static.cc.gatech.edu /cogsci   (250 words)

 Case Department of Cognitive Science
Cognitive science brings the insights and methods of natural science, social science, and certain of the humanities to the study of the mind.
Cognitive science programs have emerged in recent years in response to a call for an integrated approach that does not restrict the study of the mind to a single discipline.
Our department's work is grounded in the fundamental cognitive sciences of neurobiology, neuroscience, psychology, biology, and anthropology, but is unique in its special focus on human creativity and invention, particularly art and technology -- the systems invented by human beings to guide their thought and action both individually and culturally.
www.case.edu /artsci/dean/cogsci   (113 words)

 Cognitive Science
Cognitive science is the interdisciplinary study of mind and intelligence, embracing philosophy, psychology, artificial intelligence, neuroscience, linguistics, and anthropology.
Cognitive science has unifying theoretical ideas, but we have to appreciate the diversity of outlooks and methods that researchers in different fields bring to the study of mind and intelligence.
Cognitive science is becoming increasingly aware of the need to view the operations of mind in particular physical and social environments.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/cognitive-science   (3416 words)

 Cognitive Science Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Where the study of consciousness is concerned, I think it's important to have a background in cognitive psychology (especially perception and memory), neuroscience (especially the cognitive neuroscience of vision), and the philosophy of mind.
In the science of consciousness, the greatest breakthroughs have probably been in the study of neural correlates of visual consciousness: we don't have anything like a full understanding here, but there is suddenly an active and thriving research program where before there was very little.
Cognitive science is still more of a collection of fields than a single field, and I think this is not such a bad thing: one needs careful attention to fine details to make progress, and that requires specialization.
cogsci-online.ucsd.edu /issue1_columns/interview.html   (3179 words)

 Cognitive Science Program
Cognitive science has arguably been the most important development in the study of human thinking in the past twenty years; its influence can be seen across a wide variety of disciplines, from logic to communication disorders.
The goal of theoretical cognitive science is to determine those knowledge structures and processes that characterize organisms as biological information processing systems, to explain how these organisms come to possess this knowledge, and to account for the patterns in the breakdown of this knowledge.
Cognitive learning strategies are grounded in theories of how children learn, think, remember, and solve problems, and are applied to knowledge domains that are included in school instruction (i.e., mathematics, science, reading, and writing).
www.cis.udel.edu /cogsci/program.html   (1002 words)

 Cognitive Science at UC Berkeley: What is CogSci?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Cognitive Science is an interdisciplinary field that has arisen during the past decade at the intersection of a number of existing disciplines, including psychology, linguistics, computer science, philosophy, and physiology.
With the advent of Cognitive Science, however, common interests and theoretical ideas have overcome methodological differences, and interdisciplinary interaction has become the hallmark of this field.
Important milestones in the history of this movement were the founding of Society for Cognitive Science in 1979, the funding of a large-scale program by the Sloan Foundation in 1981 and the foundation of the journal Cognitive Science in 1977.
ls.berkeley.edu /ugis/cogsci/major/about.php   (1111 words)

 Department of Cognitive Science
Cognitive science is a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of cognition and intelligent systems.
The study of cognitive science incorporates elements of neuroscience (the study of the brain), computer science, psychology, philosophy, anthropology and linguistics.
A cognitive science background can supplement studies that prepare students for careers in computer and information technology (software or expert systems development, mind/machine interface research, the machine processing of language), in medicine, or in areas of human interaction and development where a knowledge of cognitive processes is important.
www.canisius.edu /cogsci   (220 words)

 Cognitive Science | University of Arizona   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Cognitive Science Program at the University of Arizona includes a state funded research program established in 1986 and a Ph.D. Minor in Cognitive Science approved in 1990.
Cognitive Science is the interdisciplinary study of the mind, encompassing the study of intelligent behavior as well as the brain mechanisms and computations underlying that behavior.
The field is at the intersection of several other disciplines, including philosophy (knowledge representation, logic), psychology (basic human cognition, perception, and performance), computer science (computational theory, artificial intelligence, and robotics), linguistics (theories of language structure), and cognitive neuroscience (brain mechanisms for intelligent behavior).
web.arizona.edu /~cogsci   (128 words)

 Cognitive Science at Indiana University, Bloomington
The objective of this program is to foster creative basic research in science and engineering, enhance early career development of outstanding young investigators, and increase opportunities for the young investigators to recognize Air Force mission and the related challenges in science and engineering.
Elinor Ostrom, Arthur Bentley Professor of Political Science, Co-Director of the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, and Member of the Cognitive Science Program was interviewed in the New York Times on April 7, 2006.
She commented on an article appearing in that week's issue of Science experimentally showing that people prefer to be in groups that allow group members to financially punish one another for not cooperating with the group.
www.cogs.indiana.edu   (811 words)

 Bibliography of Cognitive Science and Ethics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This is a bibliography of material where issues in moral philosophy are engaged with the theoretical tools of the cognitive sciences.
The authors included here are applying concepts and theories from the cognitive sciences in ethics, rather than investigating research and theories in those sciences from a moral point of view.
Roberts, David H. Ethics and The Empirical: Dewey, Cognitive Science, and the Wrath of Held.
hem.passagen.se /ollekillen/cogethics.html   (3497 words)

 Cognitive Science Undergraduate Program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Cognitive science is an exciting and rapidly evolving field that deals with complex cognition, intelligent systems, and the emergent behavior of large-scale computational systems.
Students who, in addition to fulfilling the requirements for the major in cognitive science, also carry out an independent project and an honors thesis, may be eligible for honors in cognitive science.
Application for admission to the cognitive science honors program may be made during the sophomore or junior year to the Director of Undergraduate Studies in cognitive science.
www.cogs.indiana.edu /~underg   (1961 words)

 Cognitive Science at Northwestern
Cognitive Science at Northwestern features an active program of talks, debates and workshops, as well as a number of cross-discipline research initiatives.
Graduate admissions in Cognitive Science is coordinated through the participating departments.
A number of competitive fellowships for graduate study in Cognitive Science are awarded to incoming and advanced graduate students.
www.cogsci.northwestern.edu   (144 words)

 Open Directory - Science: Social Sciences: Cognitive Science   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Cognitive Science Society - The premier professional organization in the field.
Cognitive Science’s Top 100 - A ranked list of influential publications with comments on their impact.
Human Cognition in the Human Brain - Yehouda Harpaz' model of human cognition, along with links to associated texts, including extensive critiques of publications associated with cognitive science.
dmoz.org /Science/Social_Sciences/Cognitive_Science   (626 words)

 Cognitive Science
One major contribution of AI and cognitive science to psychology has been the information processing model of human thinking in which the metaphor of brain-as-computer is taken quite literally.
Cognitive science is the study of the mind.
By cognitive science, we mean work that has some cognitive plausibility (i.e., can arguably be claimed that the representation, strategies, and/or actions have some basis in human cognition; in general C++ code written to do formal reasoning are not cognitively plausible) or person-in-the-loop issues.
www.aaai.org /AITopics/html/cogsci.html   (4675 words)

 New Page 1
The Cognitive Science Program at Villanova University offers a course of study related to intelligent systems with particular emphasis on the perspectives of cognitive psychology, computer science, philosophy and biology.
These are some of the basic and applied questions addressed by the interdisciplinary field known as Cognitive Science.
The field of cognitive science has emerged as a basic and applied science with the primary goal of describing and explaining intelligent behavior, whether exhibited by humans, animals, or machines.
www.artsci.villanova.edu /cogscience   (287 words)

 News Indexed by Topic - COGNITIVE SCIENCE
The fields of neuroscience, biomechanics, robotics, mathematics, computer science, materials science and tissue engineering all play a role in the effort to use machines to help patients who have lost some control over their bodies, whether through accident or disease.
Robert Desimone, a professor of brain and cognitive sciences at MIT and a specialist in attention disorders, is the institute's director.
The man I most wanted to contact was a philosopher of cognitive science, Andy Clark, professor of logic and metaphysics at the University of Edinburgh, and a leading proponent of the idea of the extended mind.
www.aaai.org /AITopics/newstopics/cognitive.html   (14160 words)

 Graduate School Directories - Cognitive Science
The field of Cognitive Science Cognitive science deals with the study of intelligence in all its many incarnations, as well as the study of both the development of intelligence and the disorders affecting it.
Cognitive Science is a field that integrates many diverse areas of scientific study in order to better understand the various processes that affect intelligence and cognition.
Therefore, students pursuing a degree in the cognitive sciences should be curious, motivated, and capable of working in a variety of fields and making relevant connections between them.
www.gradschools.com /listings/menus/cognitive_sci_menu.html   (180 words)

 Cognitive science - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Computational modeling uses simulations to study how human intelligence may be structured.
Many different methodologies are used to study cognitive science.
Eye tracking allows us to study cognitive processes on extremely short time scales.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cognitive_Science   (3199 words)

 MIT OpenCourseWare | Brain and Cognitive Sciences
To study its complexities, the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology combines the experimental technologies of neurobiology, neuroscience, and psychology, with the theoretical power that comes from the fields of computational neuroscience and cognitive science.
Since the field of brain and cognitive sciences is relatively young and extremely dynamic, there is no single text that encompasses the subject matter covered in most of the classes offered by the department.
Central to our mission is the training of graduate students in the brain and cognitive sciences, and the education of undergraduate students.
ocw.mit.edu /OcwWeb/Brain-and-Cognitive-Sciences   (613 words)

 Cognitive Sciences Emphasis at UCSB   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Cognitive science is an interdisciplinary field that has emerged during the past few decades at the intersection of a number of existing disciplines, including psychology, linguistics, computer science, philosophy, and neuroscience.
It may be defined as the interdisciplinary study of thinking, perception, and intelligent behavior, as determined jointly by the nature of the environment and by the internal architecture of the intelligent agent, whether human, animal, or machine.
With the advent of Cognitive Science, however, theoretical insights and methodologies have been shared among disciplines, and interdisciplinary interaction has become the hallmark of the field.
www.geog.ucsb.edu /cogsci   (294 words)

 Welcome! Cognitive Sciences Laboratory, Anomalous Cognition Remote Viewing Scientific Research
For over 20 years, the Cognitive Sciences Laboratory has been the center for government-sponsored parapsychology research in support of its intelligence program most recently known as STAR GATE.
The mission of the Cognitive Sciences Laboratory is three-fold.
In addition to exploring parapsychological phenomena, the Cognitive Sciences Laboratory's charter extends to allied fields such as consciousness research, cognitive neuroscience, perception, physiology, psychology and physics.
www.lfr.org /LFR/csl   (199 words)

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