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The Methods of Cognitive Science

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Cognitive Science is an interdisciplinary confluence of computer science, neuroscience, psychology, anthropology, and philosophy, among others. It is informed by a variety of approaches and methods in its endeavour to understand cognition. Some researchers are content with debate, discussion, and definition, ...

Cognitive Science is an interdisciplinary confluence of computer science, neuroscience, psychology, anthropology, and philosophy, among others. It is informed by a variety of approaches and methods in its endeavour to understand cognition. Some researchers are content with debate, discussion, and definition, of various cognition related issues, others search for the evolutionary antecedents of cognition; some use physiological and imaging techniques to look at the biological underpinnings of cognitive behavior, whilst others build computational models to understand and explain cognitive phenomena.

This Research Topic aims to bring together scientists from different backgrounds to debate and delineate how different methods can contribute to a better understanding of cognition. The contributions may range from comments on and reviews of existing methods to articles giving an insight into future possibilities with regard to protocols and procedures. Articles detailing new techniques of obtaining data or better ways of statistical analyses are also welcome. Authors may also describe new stimuli and designs of use in the study of cognitive phenomena. Of particular interest are contributions, which combine two or more approaches. Eventually we hope to publish a compendium of methods that advanced researchers as well as new enthusiasts in the domain of cognitive science will find useful.


Keywords: Methods, Cognitive Science, Statistical Analyses, Cognition, Experimental Design


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