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Cognitive Science in Biopsychology

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Hello there. How about looking into the topic of cognitive science? It is a new and exciting part of the medical research and biopsychology field and touches on many different disciplinary approaches.

Cognitive science is defined as "the scientific study either of mind or of intelligence" (Luger). It is an interdisciplinary field encompassing biology, psychology, philosophy, and sociology. Cognition is the specific term used to describe the ways in which humans process information and then apply that information to varying situations and preferences. More correctly, cognition is "any kind of mental operation or structure that can be studied in precise terms" (Lakoff and Johnson).

Biologists, philosophers, and socio-psychologists have studied cognition for many centuries. One of the earliest works on the topic was by George Berkley, who in his 1710 Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge, critiqued the widely-held philosophical view of the geometrical structure of man and society. David Hume, in 1739, developed his ...

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