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Introduction to Cognitive Science

Modified: 2021-01-12


This introductory page defines cognitive science. It also shows specific examples from the various sub-fields illustrating how those have a connection to cognitive science. Finally, it introduces each sub-field's subject matter prior to examining each of those in more detail in subsequent chapters.


Definition-Cognitive science is the interdisciplinary study of mind and intelligence, embracing psychology, biology (neuroscience, evolution, and animal behavior), philosophy, computer science (AI), language, linguistics, and the social sciences of anthropology and economics. Cognitive science's focus is on cognition itself in humans, animals, and machines.

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