Cognitive neuroscience: spanning the void between cognitive science and neuroscience

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    Abstract

    Cognitive neuroscience is a field that has developed to bridge the gap between cognitive science, which focuses on the mind, and neuroscience, which focuses on the brain. Classically, cognitive scientists consider the mind to be software that runs on the hardware of the brain. We argue that this computer metaphor is flawed, and that there is no evidence that the mind exists independently of the brain. Thus, we need new cognitive neuroscience models that incorporate both cognitive and neural data.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationASCS09
    Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the 9th Conference of the Australasian Society for Cognitive Science
    EditorsWayne Christensen, Elizabeth Schier, John Sutton
    Place of PublicationNorth Ryde, NSW
    PublisherMacquarie Centre for Cognitive Science
    Pages362-365
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)9780646529189
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    EventConference of the Australasian Society for Cognitive Science (9th : 2009) - Sydney
    Duration: 30 Sep 20092 Oct 2009

    Conference

    ConferenceConference of the Australasian Society for Cognitive Science (9th : 2009)
    CitySydney
    Period30/09/092/10/09

    Bibliographical note

    Copyright 2009 by the Australasian Society for Cognitive Science. Publisher version archived with the permission of the Editor, ASCS09 : Proceedings of the 9th Conference of the Australasian Society for Cognitive Science. This copy is available for individual, non-commercial use. Permission to reprint/republish this version for other uses must be obtained from the publisher.

    Keywords

    • mind
    • brain
    • neuroscience
    • cognitive models

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