cognitive science

noun

: 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
cognitive scientist noun

Examples of cognitive science in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Since humans are sensitive to humanoid robots, the researchers believe human-like robots can be used for good by using the reactions to better understand cognitive science. Arianna Johnson, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 First, the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration is key as developing AI requires expertise in various disciplines such as computer science, mathematics, cognitive science, and linguistics, among others. Cindy Gordon, Forbes, 23 Feb. 2024 By breaking down the negative connotations of cognitive difference, the neurodiversity movement could change how cognitive science is conducted, pushing researchers to embrace and explain a broader assortment of brains, according to a February 2023 Cognitive Science paper. Shayla Love, Discover Magazine, 7 Dec. 2023 That number can sound promising, said Pauline Maki, PhD, a professor of brain and cognitive sciences at the University of Illinois Chicago and an expert in women’s cognitive and behavioral health. Claire Bugos, Verywell Health, 2 Nov. 2023 But readers should know that some areas of the behavioral and cognitive sciences have been instituting concrete reforms to make our research as transparent as possible. Condé Nast, The New Yorker, 30 Oct. 2023 See more Alongside renowned cognitive science, grief, and psychology experts, Shetty explores how the fear of change is the real enemy, underlining a collective discomfort with uncertainty. Byalexa Mikhail, Fortune Well, 16 Nov. 2023 Other journals in cognitive science have moved in the same direction in recent years. Condé Nast, The New Yorker, 30 Oct. 2023 Advertisement Pineda, 70, is professor emeritus of cognitive science at UC San Diego and lives in Carmel Valley with his wife, Jane. Lisa Deaderick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

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 15 Apr. 2024.

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cognitive science

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

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