Category Archives: Cognition

On the role of stigmergy in cognition

Cognition in animals is produced by the self-organized activity of mutually entrained body and brain. Given that stigmergy plays a major role in self-organization of societies, we identify stigmergic behavior in cognitive systems, as a common mechanism ranging from brain … Continue reading

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Motivation, Emotion, and Cognition: Integrative Perspectives on Intellectual Functioning and Development

The central argument of this book is that cognition is not the whole story in understanding intellectual functioning and development. To account for inter-individual, intra-individual, and developmental variability in actual intellectual performance, it is necessary to treat cognition, emotion, and … Continue reading

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The Cultural Context of Cognition

This article employs evidence from a literature within social psychology on the malleability of scores on the Implicit Association Test (IAT), a measure that is widely used to assess implicit attitudes, and other implicit cognition measures, to provide a theoretical framework for … Continue reading

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Emotions Are Cognitive, Not Innate

Researchers propose emotions are cognitive states which occur as a result of conscious experiences, and not innately programmed into our brains. Emotions are not innately programmed into our brains, but, in fact, are cognitive states resulting from the gathering of … Continue reading

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The Case Against Reality

Cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman explains why human perceptions of an independent reality are all illusions. The professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses. As we go about our daily … Continue reading

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Emotional Cognition: From Brain to Behavior

Emotional Cognition gives the reader an up to date overview of the current state of emotion and cognition research that is striving for computationally explicit accounts of the relationship between these two domains. Many different areas are covered by some … Continue reading

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Habits that Improve Cognitive Function

In order to give your brain a full workout, you need to engage both hemispheres of the cerebrum, and both hemispheres of the cerebellum. You can only do this by practicing, exploring, and learning new things in the three dimensions … Continue reading

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How to Build a Brain

In this book, Chris Eliasmith presents a new approach to understanding the neural implementation of cognition in a way that is centrally driven by biological considerations. He calls the general architecture that results from the application of this approach the … Continue reading

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Evolution – Taxonomies of Cognition

From world-renowned biologist and primatologist Frans de Waal, a groundbreaking work on animal intelligence destined to become a classic. What separates your mind from an animal’s? Maybe you think it’s your ability to design tools, your sense of self, or … Continue reading

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Organization, Development and Function of Complex Brain Networks

Recent research has revealed general principles in the structural and functional organization of complex networks which are shared by various natural, social and technological systems. This review examines these principles as applied to the organization, development and function of complex … Continue reading

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