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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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Abstract

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
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology > Cognitive psychology
Divisions: School of Business > Staff Research and Publications
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Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 21 May 2014 15:54
Last Modified: 21 May 2014 15:54
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/1320

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