Conceptions of Cognition for Cognitive Engineering

  title={Conceptions of Cognition for Cognitive Engineering},
  author={Olle Blomberg},
  journal={The International Journal of Aviation Psychology},
  pages={104 - 85}
  • Olle Blomberg
  • Published 6 January 2011
  • Psychology
  • The International Journal of Aviation Psychology
Cognitive processes, cognitive psychology tells us, unfold in our heads. In contrast, several approaches in cognitive engineering argue for a shift of unit of analysis from what is going on in the heads of operators to the workings of whole socio-technical systems. This shift is sometimes presented as part of the development of a new understanding of what cognition is and where the boundaries of cognitive systems are. Cognition, it is claimed, is not just situated or embedded, but extended and… 
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