Science, cognitive

Cognitive science is the study of the mind. It is an interdisciplinary science that draws upon many fields including neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, computer science, artificial intelligence, and linguistics. The purpose of cognitive science is to develop models that help explain human cognition — perception, thinking, and learning. The central tenet of cognitive science is that the mind is an information processor. This processor receives, stores, retrieves, transforms, and transmits information. The information and the corresponding information processes can be studied as patterns. Cognitive science dates to a symposium held at MIT in 1956 when the perception arose that to understand the functioning of human cognition, one had to combine the efforts of several different disciplines.

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