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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    Williams, M. A., & Rich, A. N. (2010). Cognitive neuroscience: spanning the void between cognitive science and neuroscience. In W. Christensen, E. Schier, & J. Sutton (Eds.), ASCS09: proceedings of the 9th Conference of the Australasian Society for Cognitive Science (pp. 362-365). North Ryde, NSW: Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science. https://doi.org/10.5096/ASCS200955