Special Issue "Applied Cognitive Sciences"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.
Interests: human-computer interfaces, bioinformatics, cognitive systems, IT and mechatronics applications, education
Interests: autism spectrum disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, cognitive and behavioral psychology, medical robotics, psychological evaluation and testing
Cognitive science is an interdisciplinary field of investigation of the mind and intelligence. The term cognition refers to different mental processes, including perception, problem solving, learning, decision-making, language use, and emotional experience. The contributions of philosophy and computer science to the investigation of cognition are the basis of cognitive sciences. Computer science is very important in the investigation of cognition, because computer-aided research helps to develop the mental processes, and computers are useful in testing scientific hypotheses about mental organization and functioning. Empirical theories are very important for guiding practice (including education, pedagogy, or psychology) and operational research and engineering, in particular, the design of human-computer interfaces that can be used efficiently without placing too much emphasis on human intellectual abilities. Studies using psychological experiments and computational models are also very important in mental health diagnosis and treatment. Cognitive science plays a significant role in the field of mental illnesses, such as depression, and neurodevelopmental disorders. More specifically the understanding of the possible mechanisms that underlie them and the way interventions work require an understanding of how the mind works. This Special Issue provides a platform for a review of these disciplines and the presentation of cognitive research as an independent field of study.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to the following:
- Applications of human-computer interfaces, human factors, and human performance
- Artificial intelligence and applications in cognitive sciences
- Data analytics and computer-aided analysis in cognitive sciences
- Cognitive learning, interactive education, digital pedagogy, problem solving abilities, applications of adaptive testing
- Mental health, neurodevelopmental disorders, psychological experiments and applications
- Emotion representations and signal characteristics that describe and identify emotions or stress, user studies and evaluation techniques for emotion detection
- Measurement and collection platforms for emotion detection, presentation and applications of emotions
Prof. Dr. Attila Kovari
Prof. Dr. Cristina Costescu
Manuscript Submission Information
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- human-computer interfaces
- artificial intelligence
- data analytics
- computer-aided analysis
- adaptive testing
- cognitive learning
- interactive education
- digital pedagogy
- computer based-interventions
- problem solving
- mental health
- neurodevelopmental disorders
- psychological experiments
- human factors and human performance
- emotion representations
- emotion detection