Mental Models in Cognitive Science

  title={Mental Models in Cognitive Science},
  author={Philip N. Johnson-Laird},
  journal={Cognitive Science},
If cognitive science does not exist then it is necessary to invent it. That slogan accommodates any reasonable attitude about the subject. One attitude-an optimistic one-is that cognitive science already exists and is alive and flourishing in academe: we have all in our different ways been doing it for years. The gentleman in Moliere’s play rejoiced to discover that he had been speaking prose for forty years without realizing it: perhaps we are merely celebrating a similar discovery. And, if we… CONTINUE READING
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