On the weekly discussion board, one of my classmate brought up the topic. I don’t think human beings are evolving to be less alert with animate creatures. Moving objects always manage to catch eyes because they activate our ventral stream of our vision fields at a higher level. In my opinion, it takes more processes... Continue Reading →
An introduction to human vision: How do we see?
I am currently enrolled in an independent study for Cognitive Science at my school (Westtown School). Here is my recent post! Vision is a prominent part of our sensations. A world that nobody can see will no doubt be chaotic. In fact, visions have been one of the most direct emotional drives in daily life.... Continue Reading →
Does memory make us who we are?
From the introductory level of Psychology course, we have learned that memory stored in our brains through a process involving sensing, encoding, and storing. But is that it? Does memory make up an entire character of a person? I found that barely reasonable, and think more about, yet right "thinking". I believe that thinking is... Continue Reading →
More about Cog Sci…
I recently explored more on the role cognitive science has been expected to play when I was preparing for one of the presentations that I could use to introduce the basic concept of cognitive science to the students in China. In fact, the "C" in NBIC stands for cognitive science. At the tail of... Continue Reading →
Conference: CogSci 2018 @Madison!
The 40th Cog Sci annual meeting is coming this summer at Madison form July 25th to July 28th! This year the topic would be Mind/Changing. The conference will include most advanced studies in the field that have not been published literally elsewhere. Major Symposia will include: "Changing Education": big data goes to school "Changing Society":... Continue Reading →
Interesting Quote on Cognitive Ignorance
"I would like to be ignorant. Then I would not know how ignorant I was" (Atwood 263). From Chapter 40, The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood.
The Power of Self-explain: the Logic and the Memory
https://www.ted.com/talks/petter_johansson_do_you_really_know_why_you_do_what_you_do "Do you really know why you do what you do?" It sounds like an intriguing question. As you think deeper, scary thoughts might descend. But that is not what Prof. Johansson was researching on: he focuses on how certain and comfortable people feel about their thoughts and ideas they made. It might sound weird,... Continue Reading →
What is Cognitive Science?
Cognitive science is the interdisciplinary, scientific study of the mind and its processes. - Said Wikipedia. Does it sound familiar? The definition itself looks similar to the definition of Psychology. So how are those two subjects related? Why does Cognitive Science matter? In fact, Psychology is one of the subfields that build up Cog Sci. As far as I... Continue Reading →
Paper #1: Karma or Immortality: Can Religion Inﬂuence Space-Time Mappings? by Heng Li
This article caught my eyes with its unique approach to study how religions impact on our perception in general. The concepts, initiatives, and research methods implemented are rather comprehensible and comparatively straight-forward. See abstract: People implicitly associate the “past” and “future” with “front” and “back” in their minds according to their cultural attitudes toward time. As... Continue Reading →
Sources that I checked daily
Cognitive Science Society: http://www.cognitivesciencesociety.org/ Great place to find recent papers and research conducted by experts from all over the world!