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Cognitive Science Month!
I feel there is not enough awareness around cog sci in academics.
One of the biggest job markets for psychology majors today is business marketing, advertising, and public relations.
Entertainment is ran by liberal arts and sold by scientific analysis. This is the very real situation of today's global marketing. Knowing what sells takes knowing how the human mind gets attracted.
To me, in my opinion this is troublesome. Consider all the subliminal messaging that our kids are subjected to consistently during their everyday lives. The ads, the commercials, the bill boards, etc etc with people designing them, that know more about what you find appealing than you do.
So, Cog Sci Mon! should be about sharing your knowledge of the human mind.
A key note to make about the term "Cognitive science" is that there is not ONE cog sci. There are cognitive sciences that tend to take two or more major fiends of study and combine precision sciences to establish facts.
"Philosophy of cognitive science" is a major part of a large number of subsets. Neuroethics is a developing field of law and has a lot practical usage in education. Perhaps a continued combination of law and cog sci would prove dominating in future job markets.
I just see cognitive science usage in everything in the future. I mean even religions and education systems. How we are going to teach kids at max capacity is psychologically orientated. Which is BLOWING up because of the cognitive science(s) advancements!
We need awareness of these fields of study!
I know a lot of TEDsters have cog sci in their profiles as interest. This topic is only going to reappear over and over again, but it may not be on the main stream, it may just be in the science communities. Which is not right.
Post; videos, articles, comments and concerns.
Or start another more specific conversation related to the cognitive sciences.
A lot can be learned and a lot can be said, the point is to share.
"Mimesis" is a favorite.