Cognitive science

Cognitive science may be defined as the interdisciplinary study of processes and capacities underlying intelligent behaviours in organisms and artefacts. Such processes and capacities include perception, learning, memory, thought, and language. The common denominator of all these phenomena is that they can be studied from the point of view of representing and processing information.

At the University of Helsinki, the research projects of researchers and doctoral students in cognitive science are focused, among other things, on hand-eye coordination and its connection to spatial attention and perception, the computational modelling and simulation of traffic behaviour, questions of moral psychology related to robotics, normal and abnormal processing of language and music (as well as their origin in the nervous system), cognitive development from the foetal stage to old age and the plasticity of the brain, animal cognition, as well as the philosophy of science in cognitive science.

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