Our Scientists at Work: No Limit to Benefits of Cognitive Science

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Cognitive science is useful not just for technologies involving teaching and learning but also for the development of all new technologies.  Unlike the individual disciplines--psychology, linguistics, computer science and the like—cognitive science teaches practitioners to view problems from multiple perspectives and look for new and innovative ways to solve them.

From helping people recognize the bias in their decision making to assessing the depth of knowledge in a particular discipline, “any field would benefit from cognitive science,” Landauer said.  “It touches upon everything we do, and gets to the root of how we think and learn.”

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