Effect of Movement on perception in non human primates & Dinosaurs

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The ability to recognize the faces of conspecifics is a significant socio-cognitive ability in both humans and primates, for it helps to establish long-lasting relationships with multiple members of a group. Humans have a remarkable ability to remember and differentiate between several faces over their lifetime. Facial recognition is a complicated task that requires a holistic processing […]

Development of the Cerebral Cortex: Radial Unit Hypothesis, the Embryonic Protomap, and Neural Interactions

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Cerebrum plays a major role in recognizing the surrounding objects. The cerebrum is the most significant part of the human brain located in the anterior part of the skull. A medial longitudinal fissure divides the cerebrum into left and right hemispheres, which are again divided into four lobes: frontal, parietal, temporal, and occipital. The Frontal […]

Eliminativism

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Eliminative materialism or eliminativism has been a significant focus of discussion for the past few years in the philosophy of mind. The theory claims that intention states and processes that allude in our everyday descriptions and explanations of mental lives are myths. According to eliminativists, there are no such things as thoughts or beliefs or […]

Top-Down and Bottom-Up Processing in Object Recognition

Humans and animals rely heavily on object recognition, classification, and identification for their survival. However, the textbook introduction to visual perception is based on the physics of light reflecting off objects and the world and entering the eyes of the perceiver. Next, the light enters the biological optical structures that filter and focus the reflected […]

What is Cognitive Science?

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Cognitive science is the study of how our mind functions, works and behaves. As a scientific field of study, it encompasses interdisciplinary research from various existing disciplines such as computer science, neuroscience, philosophy, artificial intelligence, linguistics, psychology, and anthropology. Cognitive Science researchers study how the brain decides or performs a task. Cognitive science seeks to […]