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Cognition and Neuroscience

Cognition and neuroscience are two vastly different schools. Why do you think it is beneficial to explain behavior and conditioning by combining the two? What do you think might be the outcome if only one perspective (Cognition or Neuroscience) was considered?

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1. Cognition and neuroscience are two vastly different schools. Why do you think it is beneficial to explain behavior and conditioning by combining the two?

It is beneficial because it gives a broader picture of behavior and conditioning; they inform one another looking at different aspects of the same behavior or conditioning. For example, the term cognition collectively refers to a variety of higher mental processes such as thinking, perceiving, imagining, speaking, acting and planning. On the other hand, neuroscience is a study of the brain patterns as it relates to behavior and conditioning. What part of our brain is activated when we are learning, for example? It is not so much the one replacing the other, but it is about one informing the other, looking at different aspects of the same behavior and conditioning.

Recently, a new discipline has emerged called Cognitive neuroscience. It is a bridging discipline between cognitive science and cognitive psychology, on the one hand, and biology and neuroscience, on the other. It is driven by methodological advances that ...

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Cognition and neuroscience are two vastly different schools. This solution explains why it is beneficial to explain behavior and conditioning by combining the two. It also addressees the question: What do you think might be the outcome if only one perspective (Cognition or Neuroscience) was considered?

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