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What is Cognitive Science? popular

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Cognitive science is the interdisciplinary scientific study of minds as information processors. It includes research on how information is processed (in faculties such as perception, language, reasoning, and emotion), represented, and transformed in a (human or other animal) nervous system or machine (e.g., computer). Cognitive science consists of multiple research disciplines, including psychology, artificial intelligence, philosophy, neuroscience, linguistics, anthropology, sociology, and education.[1] It spans many levels of analysis, from low-level learning and decision mechanisms to high-level logic and planning; from neural circuitry to modular brain organization. The term cognitive science was coined by Christopher Longuet-Higgins in his 1973 commentary on the Lighthill report, which concerned the then-current state of Artificial Intelligence research. In the same decade, the journal Cognitive Science and the Cognitive Science Society were founded.

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The Modularity Home Page popular

Links to resources and online papers on modularity in cognitive sciences, neurosciences, evolutionary biology and AI.

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Reith Lectures 2003 - The Emerging Mind popular

Series of five public radio lectures given by neuroscientist Vilayanur S. Ramachandran, Director of the Center for Brain and Cognition, University of California, San Diego. The 2003 series of the prestigious annual BBC Reith Lectures. Lectures available as Real Audio.

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Neurosemiotics popular

Several articles on neurosemiotics, the merging of neuroscience and semiotics, brain and mind research combining with the study of signs.

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MIT Cognet popular

Subscription based service from MIT Press giving access to full text coyrighted material, discussions, and news.

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MindScience Foundation popular

Dedicated to funding and disseminating research on how consciousness arises in human beings.

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Mental Models popular

The "mental models" theory of thinking and reasoning, as propounded by Kenneth Craik and Philip Johnson-Laird. Site created by Johnson-Laird and Ruth Byrne.

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Indiana Archives of Cognitive Science popular

A portal including an introduction to the field, lists of academic programs and research opportunities, and an undergraduate journal.

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Human Cognition in the Human Brain popular

Yehouda Harpaz' model of human cognition, along with links to associated texts, including extensive critiques of publications associated with cognitive science.

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CogSci World popular

An index of resources available on the Internet.

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COGPRINTS: Cognitive Sciences Eprint Archive popular

Repository of freely available preprint and reprint papers, submitted by authors.

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Cognitive Sciences Top 100 popular

A ranked list of influential publications with comments on their impact.

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Cognitive Science Society popular

The premier professional organization in the field. Information on membership, conferences, and the journal Cognitive Science (including abstracts of recent and upcoming articles).

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Cognitive Science Dictionary popular

A glossary of Cognitive Science terminology. From Dr. Michael Dawson of the University of Alberta.

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Provides information for scientists working in the field of cognitive science in the Netherlands. It includes news, research, institutes, jobs, conferences and events.

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Brain and Behavior, from Serendip popular

Interactive exhibits, forum, and links aimed at exploring the observational basis and significance of the assertion that the nervous system underlies all aspects of human behavior and experience.

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Austrian Society for Cognitive Science popular

Sponsors seminars and a conference for cognitive science in Austria.

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Annotated Bibliography Of Mind-Related Topics popular

An annotated bibliography of cognitive science, artificial intelligence, neurobiology, artificial life, linguistics, neural networks, connectionism, cognitive psychology, consciousness.

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ACT Research Home Page popular

John Anderson's ACT-R theory of cognition is a cognitive architecture aimed at computer simulating a full range of cognitive tasks.

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10 Classic Cognitive Science Papers popular

Ten papers, originally published in the journal Cognitive Science, and judged by the editors to be classics of the field, made available for free download.

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