Cognitive Science: Overview

J. Oberlander

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Cognitive science is the interdisciplinary scientific study of the mind. It draws on concepts and methods from (at least) artificial intelligence and computer science, linguistics, psychology, philosophy, the neurosciences, and anthropology. Most researchers assume that the human mind is some kind of computational device, containing representations. The development of cognitive models of language processing has addressed important questions concerning the nature of internal mental representations, the modularity (or otherwise) of mental capacities, and the computational architecture underlying the mind. Current directions of cognitive research include brain imaging, cognition and affect, data-intensive learning, and genetics.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Language & Linguistics (Second Edition)
EditorsKeith Brown
Place of PublicationOxford
Pages562 - 568
Number of pages7
EditionSecond Edition
ISBN (Print)978-0-08-044854-1
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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  • von Neumann machines


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