cognitive science

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Definition of cognitive science 

: an interdisciplinary science that draws on many fields (such as psychology, artificial intelligence, linguistics, and philosophy) in developing theories about human perception, thinking, and learning

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Journalists don’t study the field of cognitive science. Sean Illing, Vox, "How the media should respond to Trump’s lies," 15 Nov. 2018 There is a long and rich tradition of debate in philosophy and cognitive science about the nature of those entities, which the three main aliens resolve with impressive practical acumen. A.o. Scott, New York Times, "Review: In ‘Before We Vanish,’ the Aliens Have a Lot of Questions," 1 Feb. 2018 The hobby also proved a way to bond with his brother, now a 20-year-old studying cognitive science at Johns Hopkins University. Kathy Boccella, Philly.com, "Malvern teen a bass prodigy who started at age 2. He's also baseball card entrepreneur," 21 May 2018 So in cognitive science this is a role that philosophers can play. Naomi Fry, The New Yorker, "The Mind-Expanding Ideas of Andy Clark," 26 Mar. 2018 Generative models were essential in the first wave of AI and cognitive science in the 1950s and 1960s. Alison Gopnik, Scientific American, "An AI That Knows the World Like Children Do," 1 June 2017 Previous cognitive science research has been divided on the issue. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "Two spaces after period are better than one, except maybe they aren’t, study finds," 7 May 2018 At Occidental, where a young Barack Obama discovered political science, teaching students how to code is the straightforward part, said Li, a cognitive science professor who led the design of the major. Rosanna Xia, latimes.com, "A new kind of computer science major delves into how technology is reshaping society," 13 Mar. 2018 In the end, an Eastern view of the mind can mesh well with modern cognitive science—a fact that Pinker could have usefully pondered before writing this book. Robert Wright, WIRED, "Why Pure Reason Won’t End American Tribalism," 9 Apr. 2018

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1975, in the meaning defined above

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cognitive science

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Medical Definition of cognitive science 

: an interdisciplinary science that draws on many fields (as psychology, artificial intelligence, linguistics, and philosophy) in developing theories about human perception, thinking, and learning

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