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Odir Rodríguez Villagra
Centro de Investigación en Neurociencias e Instituto de Investigaciones Psicológicas, Universidad de Costa Rica
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Formal cognitive models: A tool for the knowledge integration of cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience
Vol 28 No 117 (2014): Actualidades en Psicología: Neurociencia y Psicología
Published: Nov 20, 2014
The aim of this review was to propose some pieces of advice to cognitive psychologists interested in incorporate the study of the nervous system on their researches. First, this work presents the scholars’ resistances to take into account theories and findings from neurosciences or cognitive psychology in their respective research area; then, some risks related to the allure of neurosciences are offered. Second, formal cognitive models are proposed as an important tool to incorporate in the cognitive neuroscience research. Third, some arguments and examples showing how formal cognitive models aid reasoning and research in cognitive neuroscience are given. Finally, some proposals are presented in order to promote a suitable start in the cognitive neuroscience research.