Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Cognitive science as toolkit to better understand the nature of the human mind

Cognitive science can be a toolkit to better understand the nature of the human mind, why we do what we do and how we can do it better. The study of the human mind and its functions particularly looks at behaviour in a given context - why people act as they do and how is it possible to predicte behaviors.

It crosses fields such as Psychology (studying human mind and its functions particularly looking at behavior in a given context), Neuroscience (understanding the structure and functioning of the nervous system and human brain), Anthropology  (understanding humankind, human societies and cultures), Philosophy  (understanding the nature of knowledge, reality, human nature and existence), Linguistics (understanding the communication tools that enable speakers to communicate with each other, to express ideas, hypotheses, emotions, desires).

Visit the Cognitive Science Society website, that brings together researchers from around the world who hold a common goal: understanding the nature of the human mind.