7 Best Articles on Cognitive Science
The most useful articles on cognitive science from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Cognitive Science Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on cognitive science by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- Daniel Dennett's Most Useful Critical Thinking Tools
- Brain Training Doesn't Work
- Why You Lie to Yourself
- Cognitive Science
- The Psychology of Writing and the Cognitive Science of the Perfect Daily Routine
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Brain Training Doesn't Work
Debunking an alluring (but ultimately harmful) myth about how to get smarter.
«we must let go of the false promise that broad-ranging skills can come from practice on narrow tasks. Brain training is a dead-end, but learning is timeless.»
Daniel Dennett's Most Useful Critical Thinking Tools
We recently discussed some wonderful mental tools from the great Richard Feynman. Let's get some more good ones from another giant, Daniel Dennett.
«Biological evolution proceeds by a grand, inexorable process of trial and error–and without the errors the trials wouldn’t accomplish anything.»
Map of the cognitive science, historical from 1930 to 2020 with prehistory and future prediction. Including Psychology, Artificial Intelligence, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Biology and more.
Brain or muscles, what do we lose first?
A decline in cognitive ability after the age of 50 results in a decline in physical activity. The inverse relationship is much weaker than previously believed.
The Psychology of Writing and the Cognitive Science of the Perfect Daily Routine
How to sculpt an environment that optimizes creative flow and summons relevant knowledge from your long-term memory through the right retrieval cues.
These are some of the most-read long-form articles on cognitive science.
Why You Lie to Yourself
Cognitive science suggests we’re hardwired to delude ourselves, and there may not be much we can do about it.
We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Cognitive Science, including:
Official Neuroscience News Twitter. Brain research news articles on neuroscience, psychology, AI, neurology, brain cancer, robotics, mental health & science.
My book, ULTRALEARNING, is out now: https://www.scotthyoung.com/blog/ultralearning/
Exploring the American idea through ambitious, essential reporting and storytelling. Of no party or clique since 1857. http://theatlantic.com
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