Cognitive Science

Cognitive Science

Thinking can best be understood in terms of representational structures in the mind and computational procedures that operate on those structures

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Cognitive Science

Cognitive Science

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Cognitive science is the interdisciplinary scientific study of the mind and its processes. It examines what cognition is, what it does and how it works. It includes research on intelligence and behavior, especially focusing on how information is represented, processed, and transformed (in faculties such as perception, language, memory, reasoning, and emotion) within nervous systems (human or other animal) and machines (e.g. computers).

Cognitive science consists of multiple research disciplines, including psychology, artificial intelligence, philosophy, neuroscience, linguistics, and anthropology.

Brief description: Thinking can best be understood in terms of representational structures in the mind and computational procedures that operate on those structures

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      • Minister of Propaganda
        Minister of Propaganda created a page Data
        Data is raw, unorganized facts or figures that need to be processed. Data can be something simple and seemingly random and useless until it is organized. When data is processed, organized, structured or presented - to make it meaningful or useful -...
        • Minister of Propaganda
          Minister of Propaganda created a page Information
          Definition of information (Merriam-Webster dict.) the communication or reception of knowledge or intelligence (a) (1) knowledge obtained from investigation, study, or instruction (2) :  intelligence, news (3) :  facts,...
          • Minister of Propaganda
            Minister of Propaganda created a page Knowledge
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            • Minister of Propaganda
              Minister of Propaganda created a page Simulacrum
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