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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Recent Examples on the Web The primary sources of research in cognitive science are psychology, neuroscience and cognitive neuroscience. Daniel Fallmann, Forbes, 14 June 2021 In 2016, Trottier, a doctoral candidate with a master’s degree in cognitive science, introduced CleverPet, the world’s first game console for dogs. BostonGlobe.com, 30 May 2021 After graduating in 2019 with a degree in cognitive science and a minor in Chicana/o-Latina/o studies, Sergio moved back home to work for a year and help with the bills before applying to medical school. ProPublica, 9 May 2021 Gabi, who graduated from Cal last May with a degree in cognitive science (a mix of computer, linguistics and psychology) is working for Pfizer and will be moving to New York. John Maffei, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 May 2021 One clue: psychological symptoms are more common than severe neurological complications, according to Masud Husain, a professor of neurology and cognitive science at the University of Oxford, and a co-author of the study. Ryan Prior, CNN, 6 Apr. 2021 This means that designing effective interventions must take psychology and cognitive science into account. David Rand, Scientific American, 17 Mar. 2021 Drawing on extensive cognitive science research — much of it his own — Solms argues that Freud’s theories anticipate some key findings in current brain research. Washington Post, 26 Feb. 2021 Our team of scholars, strategists and storytellers works with organizations around the world to apply social, behavioral and cognitive science to drive lasting social change. Arkansas Online, 29 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of cognitive science

1975, in the meaning defined above

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“Cognitive science.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cognitive%20science. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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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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