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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His prescient thinking has not gone unnoticed in the cognitive science world — or by today’s technology titans. Patrick Lucas Austin, Time, "Why TIME's 2019 Tech Optimists Are Upbeat About Silicon Valley's Future," 7 Aug. 2019 His interdisciplinary work, from his doctoral studies on, included researching cognitive science, cybernetics, and artificial intelligence. Alexandra Lange, Curbed, "Let Christopher Alexander design your life," 11 July 2019 In fact, college students can learn about these issues in a wide range of existing fields: Science & Technology Studies (STS), communication, sociology, anthropology, political science, cognitive science, and digital humanities, to name a few. Jessica Rosenworcel, WIRED, "To Really 'Disrupt,' Tech Needs to Listen to Actual Researchers," 26 June 2019 Not so, says Donald D. Hoffman, a professor of cognitive science at the University of California, Irvine. Quanta Magazine, "The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality," 21 Apr. 2016 Journalists don’t study the field of cognitive science. Sean Illing, Vox, "How the media should respond to Trump’s lies: State of the Union edition," 5 Feb. 2019 Journalists don’t study the field of cognitive science. Sean Illing, Vox, "How the media should respond to Trump’s lies: State of the Union edition," 5 Feb. 2019 Fortunately, cognitive science has identified a number of methods to enhance knowledge acquisition, and these techniques have fairly universal benefit. Cindi May, Scientific American, "The Problem With “Learning Styles”," 29 May 2018 Journalists don’t study the field of cognitive science. Sean Illing, Vox, "How the media should respond to Trump’s lies: State of the Union edition," 5 Feb. 2019

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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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