William F. Brewer, Punyashloke Mishra

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The cognitive science of science studies the cognitive processes involved in carrying out science: How do scientists reason? How do scientists develop new theories? How do scientists deal with data that are inconsistent with their theories? How do scientists choose between competing theories? Research on these issues has been carried out by investigators in a number of cognitive science disciplines, particularly psychology, philosophy, and artificial intelligence. More detailed accounts of work in this area can be found in two recent conference volumes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Companion to Cognitive Science
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781405164535
ISBN (Print)9780631218517
StatePublished - Feb 26 2008
Externally publishedYes


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  • Neuroscience(all)


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