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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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 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 Journalists don’t study the field of cognitive science. Sean Illing, Vox, "How the media should respond to Trump’s lies," 15 Nov. 2018 There is a long and rich tradition of debate in philosophy and cognitive science about the nature of those entities, which the three main aliens resolve with impressive practical acumen. A.o. Scott, New York Times, "Review: In ‘Before We Vanish,’ the Aliens Have a Lot of Questions," 1 Feb. 2018

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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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