Category Archives: Cognition

Quantum-like Modeling of Cognition

This paper begins with a historical review of the mutual influence of physics and psychology, from Freud’s invention of psychic energy inspired by von Boltzmann’ thermodynamics to the enrichment quantum physics gained from the side of psychology by the notion … Continue reading

Posted in Cognition, Physics, Psychology, Quantum physics | Tagged , , ,

Cortex and Mind: Unifying Cognition

This book presents a unique synthesis of the current neuroscience of cognition by one of the world’s authorities in the field. The guiding principle to this synthesis is the tenet that the entirety of our knowledge is encoded by relations, … Continue reading

Posted in Brains, Cognition, Cognitive networks, Cognitive neuroscience, Neuroscience | Tagged , , , ,

Brain Networks and Cognitive Architectures

Most accounts of human cognitive architectures have focused on computational accounts of cognition while making little contact with the study of anatomical structures and physiological processes. A renewed convergence between neurobiology and cognition is well under way. A promising area … Continue reading

Posted in Brain networks, Brains, Cognition, Cognitive networks, Cognitive neuroscience, Neurobiology, Neuroscience | Tagged , , , , , ,

The Cognitive-Emotional Brain: From Interactions to Integration

The idea that a specific brain circuit constitutes the emotional brain (and its corollary, that cognition resides elsewhere) shaped thinking about emotion and the brain for many years. Recent behavioral, neuropsychological, neuroanatomy, and neuroimaging research, however, suggests that emotion interacts … Continue reading

Posted in Brains, Cognition, Emotions | Tagged , ,

Culture and the Self – Implications for Cognition, Emotion, and Motivation

People in different cultures have strikingly different construals of the self, of others, and of the interdependence of the two. These construals can influence, and in many cases determine, the very nature of individual experience, including cognition, emotion, and motivation. … Continue reading

Posted in Cognition, Culture, Emotions, Motivation, Self | Tagged , , , ,

Collective Action and the Collaborative Brain

Humans are unique both in their cognitive abilities and in the extent of cooperation in large groups of unrelated individuals. How our species evolved high intelligence in spite of various costs of having a large brain is perplexing. Equally puzzling … Continue reading

Posted in Cognition, Collaboration, Collective, Cultural cognition, Social cognition | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Cognitive-Emotional Brain

The idea that a specific brain circuit constitutes the emotional brain and its corollary, that cognition resides elsewhere, has shaped thinking about emotion and the brain for many years. Recent behavioral, neuropsychological, neuroanatomy, and neuroimaging research, however, suggests that emotion … Continue reading

Posted in Brains, Cognition, Emotions, Neuroscience | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Cognitive Integration, Enculturated Cognition and the Socially Extended Mind

Shaun Gallagher presents an interesting case for the social extension of mind. I argue that there is one way in which Gallagher can argue for social extension, which is continuous with an enculturated model of cognition, such as cognitive integration. … Continue reading

Posted in Cognition, Culture, Extended mind | Tagged , ,

The Frames of Cognition

In his paper “Socially Extended Mind,” Shaun Gallagher aims to broaden the perspective of the philosophy of  cognitive science and to bring theoretical discussions to new grounds. However, I argue that such comprehensive attempt needs to be worked out and … Continue reading

Posted in Cognition, Extended mind | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Social Brains, Simple Minds: does Social Complexity require Cognitive Complexity?

The social brain hypothesis is a well-accepted and well-supported evolutionary theory of enlarged brain size in the non-human primates. Nevertheless, it tends to emphasize an anthropocentric view of social life and cognition. This often leads to confusion between ultimate and … Continue reading

Posted in Brains, Cognition, Mind, Social mind | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment