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    The article is about Cognitive science and the value of understanding how children learn. The article highlights that the educational theories used in schools for student learning are outdated. There are supposedly enormous amounts of scientific research that disprove the current theories in practice today. The science that calls out educational policies used widely today is called cognitive science. Cognitive science is known as the science of learning and studies how the mind works. In the article, the author gives the best advice from cognitive scientific research to answer the question of how learning happens. The goal is to help students improve their learning, while also helping educators to understand the complex process of learning,…

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    brain. Cognitive science, in particular, is an interdisciplinary area of study - combining psychology, anthropology, computer science, linguistics, neuroscience, and philosophy – that focuses on the mind. A subdivision of cognitive science, called the cognitive science of religion, explores the connection between religious experience and the mind. As Christians, we must critically evaluate these areas of study, seeking truth and understanding. My response to Dr. Barret’s essay will focus on the…

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    I constantly find myself wondering why people are thinking what they’re thinking and the motivations behind their behavior. The Cognitive Science major in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts will allow me to explore my obsession on a deeper level through providing me with an interdisciplinary education and access to related student organizations so that I can thoroughly explore its aspects, while also participating in hands-on research and community activities. A wide array of…

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    Superficially, science fiction entertains the reader by recreating an imagined world separate from our own. However, science fiction includes these alternative realities to gain deeper insights into human nature. Humankind’s response to “cognitive estrangement” in the form of change and the “Other” reflect our society’s norms and values. Science fiction explores contrasting views of common preconceptions towards social constructs, such as gender, freedom, and race. By exposing readers to…

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    Introduction An elementary hypothesis on multimedia learning and cognitive theory has taken a different turn with the introduction of motion pictures. The Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning is a theory of how students or rather people learn from pictures, words and motions, based on the notion that, every individual posses a unique channel of processing verbal and visual information. Literature Review In the literature review, there are a number of studies done on the impacts of…

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    In the past three decades neuroimaging has revolutionized the world of neural sciences. First, it was the introduction of the computerized axial tomography in the 70s that gave information of anatomical structure. In the early 80s, the development of positron emission tomography gave the neural sciences the ability to produce 3D images of functional processes and magnetic resonance imaging provided an alternative to CT and X-ray imaging without the radiation exposure. Lastly, the domination that…

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    Truant Mail The first I ever heard about the University of Alabama’s Neuroscience program was from a letter a woman I barely knew claimed was mine. This letter (Sent after a 2012 Big 10 Expo) had fallen into the wrong hands, thanks to the mailman and had travelled great distances from mailbox F to mailbox G. Serendipity I thought, after warily accepting my truant mail (lest it was another bill), as said letter offered a unique program tailored to fit my interests before my search for graduate…

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    Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and its function’s affecting ones behaviour. In Psychology, there are many approaches to study the mind and the behaviour of a Human being. There are seven perspectives, they all benefit in different ways when studying the mind and behaviour of a human being. The seven perspectives each have their strengths and weaknesses. Out of the seven perspectives not one of them is correct. The seven perspectives are; Biological, Behaviourism, Cognitive,…

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    (with intelligence being defined by exam scores) dilated far less in response to a cognitive task than those of a lower intelligence. This was deemed to be due to a much more efficient use of brainpower. Scientists have since used pupillometry in order to assess absolutely everything from sleepiness to schizophrenia and even sexual interest and depression. Whilst they may not have been reading people’s innermost thoughts, they’ve felt rather close especially as it’s been determined that pupil…

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    Keith Stanovich’s The Robot’s Rebellion delves deep into the world of evolutionary psychology, stating how modern society is stuck in a technologically run programme of sorts where we are all but robots stuck in a world revolved around our most primal cognitive abilities. In the introductory pages of this novel, Stanovich draws our attention to four notable theorists, among them, philosopher Daniel Dennett who refers to the implications that modern evolutionary theory will have on the…

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