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    Understanding the complexity of the mind

    Maguire, Phil and Maguire, Rebecca (2011) Understanding the complexity of the mind. In: European Perspectives on Cognitive Science. New Bulgarian University Press. ISBN 9789545356605

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    Cognitive science is an interdisciplinary field which aims to understand the mind. Pioneering research over the past 60 years has yielded significant advances in describing the architecture of cognition. However, we suggest that the rate of progress seen in the last century may not be sustainable. While a central feature of natural phenomena is their redundancy, the defining feature of the mind is its complexity. Future research efforts may meet with diminishing returns, as informational redundancy in cognitive processes becomes increasingly difficult to identify.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Keywords: cognitive science; complexity; mind; research;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 12632
    Depositing User: Rebecca Maguire
    Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2020 17:20
    Publisher: New Bulgarian University Press
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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