Foundations Of Cognitive Science


Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system and has many different branches, such as:

  • Biopsychology,
  • Developmental Neurobiology,
  • Neuroanatomy,
  • Neurochemistry,
  • Neuroendocrinology,
  • Neuroethology,
  • Neuropharmacology,
  • Neurophysiology, and
  • Neuropsychology.

In cognitive science, it is very important to recognize the importance of neuroscience in contributing to our knowledge of human cognition. Cognitive scientists must have, at the very least, a basic understanding of, and appreciation for, neuroscientific principles. In order to develop accurate models, the basic neurophysiological and neuroanatomical properties must be taken into account.