Cognitive science has become a major development for the study of the mind/brain. Its origins date back to Descartes and his belief that knowledge of the external world is filtered through some form of representation. Today, cognitive science aims to understand the brain's psychological and linguistic processes as computational systems which manipulate representation. As a science of cognition, it investigates all our cognitive abilities such as perception, memory, emotion, language and learning, bringing together the work of psychologists, neuroscientists, computer scientists, anthropologists, philosophers and linguists.
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