cognitive science

noun

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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cognitive scientist noun

Examples of cognitive science in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to Don Norman, a renowned author and researcher of UX design and cognitive science, users encounter three fundamental layers of emotional responses when navigating a design interface. Goran Paun, Forbes, 28 June 2022 Newton uses findings from genetics, cognitive science and other fields to wrestle with ideas around inheritance — does knowing who gave us our eyes and (perhaps) our tempers trap us or free us? Washington Post, 1 Apr. 2022 Emiko Muraki is a doctoral candidate in brain and cognitive science at the University of Calgary. Emiko Muraki And Penny Pexman, CNN, 12 May 2022 That fits broader extensive research from cognitive science on how people can be impacted by nudges, meaning non-coercive efforts to shape the environment so as to influence people’s behavior in a predictable manner. Gleb Tsipursky, Fortune, 20 May 2022 Jim Davies is a professor of cognitive science at Carleton University. Jim Davies, Scientific American, 18 May 2022 Mednick, who lives in Kensington, is a professor of cognitive science at UC Irvine. Diane Bellcolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 May 2022 But little of that evidence from cognitive science is reflected in the practice guide, or in the research the panel surveyed. Natalie Wexler, Forbes, 9 Apr. 2022 Interest in cognitive science and logic drove Dixon to pursue bachelor and master’s degrees in philosophy at Columbia University in the early 1990s. Alex Konrad, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of cognitive science

1975, in the meaning defined above

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cognitive science

noun

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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cognitive scientist noun

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