Cognitive science

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  • Summary Of Cognitive Science And The Value Of Learning

    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 The article highlights that the educational theories used in schools for student learning are outdated.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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  • Cognitive Science Of Religion Essay

    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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  • Cognitive Estrangement In Science Literature

    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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  • The Cognitive Theory Of Multimedia Learning

    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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  • Neurosimaging

    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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  • Pupil Dilation Research Paper

    (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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  • Neuroscience In Education

    Bruer, the former president of the James S. McDonnell Foundation, who think that the bridging of neuroscience and education is misguided. Bruer proposes that other sciences like cognitive psychology would better inform education (15). Reinforcing Bruer’s claim is Daniel T. Willingham, a current Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia. Willingham states that there are “three problems that significantly reduce the likely frequency and depth of the contributions that neuroscience can…

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  • Summary Of The Robot's Rebellion

    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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  • Cognitive Connectionism Theory

    The cognitive connectionism theory can be used to describe Amanda’s language development. In this theory “language is learned, not innate. It relies on generic cognitive information-processing and pattern-recognition mechanisms” (Wolf-Nelson, 2010, p.61). In this theory children use cognitive abilities such as attention, perception, working memory and retrieval to receive information form their environment and construct language competence by using information processes and language. In this…

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  • Analysis Of Why Facts Don T Change Our Minds By Elizabeth Morbert

    perception does not change easily. Once an impression is formed in a person’s mind, it will remain. Later in the article, Kolbert continues her logical approach through the use of studies by referencing another one conducted at Yale by Steven Sloman and Philip Fernbach--two cognitive psychologists. Graduate students at Yale were asked to write detailed explanations of how everyday objects work and to rate their understandings of the objects. This task ended up being more difficult than…

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