iCog Collaborations

iCog seeks to facilitate collaboration across constituent disciplines and to raise the profile of cognitive science.

The project of cognitive science is to answer such questions as:

  • What is the structure of the mind? Which parts of the mind are innate and which are learned?
  • How do we come to perceive the world? What is consciousness, and how is it produced?
  • What aspects of cognition are uniquely human, and which do we share with other animals?
  • How are concepts formed? How do we acquire language? Does language structure thought, and if so, how?
  • What capacities are involved in various kinds of decision-making and executive function?
  • What is moral cognition and how does it work?

Obviously several of these questions are relevant to philosophy. Perhaps collaboration will benefit both fields?

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