Editors' Introduction to Networks of the Mind: How Can Network Science Elucidate Our Understanding of Cognition?

Yoed N. Kenett, Thomas T. Hills

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Abstract

Thinking is complex. Over the years, several types of methods and paradigms have developed across the psychological, cognitive, and neural sciences to study such complexity. A rapidly growing multidisciplinary quantitative field of network science offers quantitative methods to represent complex systems as networks, or graphs, and study the network properties of these systems. While the application of network science to study the brain has greatly advanced our understanding of the brains structure and function, the application of these tools to study cognition has been done to a much lesser account. This topic is a collection of papers that discuss the fruitfulness of applying network science to study cognition across a wide scope of research areas from generalist accounts of memory and encoding, to individual differences, to communities, and finally to cultural and individual change.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-53
Number of pages9
JournalTopics in Cognitive Science
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2022

Keywords

  • Cognitive networks
  • Memory
  • Mind
  • Network science

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Artificial Intelligence

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