What is Cognitive Science?
The science of cognition. how we perceive
. how we learn, think and reason
. how we (plan to) speak, act etc.
. of what is involved in mapping sensory input to motor output
. that is, of what the brain does
The investigation of the brainboth structure and function! in order to find out how the brain does what it does
The study of the 'wheels of the mind'. viewing 'what the brain does' as computation or information processing
. modelling the functions of the mind as aspects of information processing systems
Cognitive(medical definition): Pertaining to the mental process of thought, including perception, reasoning, intuition and memory