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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Examples of cognitive science in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Talusan also spent time as a child actor, photographer, playwright, and for a time worked at an MIT cognitive science lab. Wired Staff, Wired, "WIRED’s Ultimate Summer Reading List," 2 July 2020 Every dollar invested in reinforcement learning is a dollar not invested somewhere else, at a time when, for example, insights from the human cognitive sciences might yield valuable clues. Gary Marcus, WIRED, "DeepMind's Losses and the Future of Artificial Intelligence," 14 Aug. 2019 The jury consists of professionals in the art, cognitive science and education fields, according to a press release from the museum. Emily Sorensen, Pomerado News, "RB High grad part of youth photo display at Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park," 5 Sep. 2019 The emerging technologies that make this thinkable include nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology, and cognitive science (NBIC). Alexander Thomas, Quartz, "The problem with wanting to reverse aging that no one talks about," 30 Aug. 2019 Muotri led the study with Bradley Voytek, a UCSD associate professor of cognitive science. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Human mini-brains made from stem cells make mini brain waves," 30 Aug. 2019 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

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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 5 Aug. 2020.

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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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