The cognitive revolution: a historical perspective

  title={The cognitive revolution: a historical perspective},
  author={George A. Miller},
  journal={Trends in Cognitive Sciences},
  • G. Miller
  • Published 1 March 2003
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Trends in Cognitive Sciences
Cognitive science is a child of the 1950s, the product of a time when psychology, anthropology and linguistics were redefining themselves and computer science and neuroscience as disciplines were coming into existence. Psychology could not participate in the cognitive revolution until it had freed itself from behaviorism, thus restoring cognition to scientific respectability. By then, it was becoming clear in several disciplines that the solution to some of their problems depended crucially on… Expand
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