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New app shuffles thoughts to summon sleep

(Medical Xpress)—If counting sheep can't help you sleep, you could try thinking of an elephant, French toast and scuba diving. Simon Fraser University researcher Luc Beaudoin has created mySleepButton, a first-of-its-kind ...

May 09, 2014
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A window on how language develops

Linguists have long debated what aspects of language are transmitted through culture and what aspects must be hard-wired into our brains. But it's impossible to take away the culture and study language development in isolation: ...

Mar 28, 2014
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Cognitive science

Cognitive science may be concisely defined as the study of the nature of intelligence. It draws on multiple empirical disciplines, including psychology, philosophy, neuroscience, linguistics, anthropology, computer science, sociology and biology. The term cognitive science was coined by Christopher Longuet-Higgins in his 1973 commentary on the Lighthill report, which concerned the then-current state of Artificial Intelligence research. In the same decade, the journal Cognitive Science and the Cognitive Science Society were founded. Cognitive science differs from cognitive psychology in that algorithms that are intended to simulate human behavior are implemented or implementable on a computer.

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