Originated by: Dr Viktorija Radotic
Cognitive science is the interdisciplinary, scientific study of the mind and its processes. It examines the nature, the tasks, and the functions of cognition. Cognitive scientists study intelligence and behaviour, with a focus on how nervous systems represent, process, and transform information.
Cognitive science spans many levels of organisation, from learning and decision to logic and planning; from neural circuitry to modular brain organisation.
This module looks at cognitive science as thinking can best be understood in terms of representational structures in the mind and computational procedures that operate on those structures. This module includes resources from KS2 to KS5.