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Cognitive science is the interdisciplinary study of thought and other mental phenomena in humans and machines.  It encompasses work done in computer science, linguistics, neuroscience, philosophy, and psychology.  Drawing on the concepts, theories, and methodologies of these disciplines, cognitive scientists seek to understand perception, language, learning, reasoning, and consciousness in both biological and machine information-processing systems (in other words, in both brains and computers).

Cognitive science is a young discipline, having achieved its modern form only after the last World War, and it has been one of the major engines of innovation driving theoretical and empirical advancements in many of the life and mathematical sciences.  It is the very epitome of a modern multi-disciplinary science.  Cognitive science helped create the world we now live in, and it is a central player in determining what the future will bring.

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