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A Cognitive Profile of COVID-19 Conspiracists

A Cognitive Profile of COVID-19 Conspiracists

By Valerie van Mulukom Introduction Unexpected and often unpleasant events are the name of the game this year, 2020. From a cluster of pneumonia cases to a full-blown coronavirus pandemic, killer hornets, and a bitterly fought USA general election, to name a few....

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A Love Letter to Lab Meeting

A Love Letter to Lab Meeting

By Lilia Rissman Sketch by Natalia Vélez You were always there in the background - two lockers down, two rows back in band practice. But walking the hallways of school these past months, I find myself looking at you in a new way. I’ll never know how it happened —...

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Flexibility in Neural Network Models

Flexibility in Neural Network Models

By Andrew Lampinen Banner image sketch by Natalia Vélez.   The flexibility of human cognition is remarkable. We can perform a new task (for example, playing a new videogame) decently after a few minutes of experience. We can then adapt our knowledge to new...

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Remembering Gordon Bower

Remembering Gordon Bower

This summer, Gordon Bower, a leader in the field of cognitive science, passed away at age 87. He was well-known as a brilliant researcher and generous mentor. His colleagues and former mentees recently shared some of their memories and appreciations with us. Here's...

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CogSci 2020: A recap of our first virtual conference

CogSci 2020: A recap of our first virtual conference

The 42nd Annual Virtual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society took place entirely online this year. Although attendees were scattered around the world in their own homes, there was no shortage of enthusiasm for connecting with colleagues and learning about new...

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The Cognitive Science Society is pleased to announce the establishment of the CogSci Grove which aims to mobilise cognitive scientists to offset carbon emissions associated with their professional activities.  To date, 1681 trees have been planted in protected sites in the Scottish Highlands where they will create homes for wildlife and forests for the future.

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