Category Archives: Cognitive science

On Having No Head: Cognition throughout Biological Systems

The central nervous system (CNS) underlies memory, perception, decision-making, and behavior in numerous organisms. However, neural networks have no monopoly on the signaling functions that implement these remarkable algorithms. It is often forgotten that neurons optimized cellular signaling modes that … Continue reading

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The Brain That Changes Itself: neuroplasticity and the future of cognitive science

Scientific progress rarely develops in a linear, steady fashion. Though volumes of data are always accumulating, the theories which describe them take time to adjust in light of new or anomalous findings. The concept of paradigm shifts, developed by the … Continue reading

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Predictive brains, situated agents, and the future of cognitive science

Brains, it has recently been argued, are essentially prediction machines. They are bundles of cells that support perception and action by constantly attempting to match incoming sensory inputs with top-down expectations or predictions. This is achieved using a hierarchical generative model that … Continue reading

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Linking Cognitive Science with Neuroscience

How can the theories of Cognitive Science developed from observations of human behavior be reconciled with Neuroscience or the behavior of the brain? You’ve probably heard of multiple intelligences—such as verbal, spatial, abstract, analytic, emotional, musical, and physical (or others, … Continue reading

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