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Members: Christian Balkenius, Birger Johansson
LUCS LUCS - Lund University Cognitive Science
The department in Lund was founded in 1988 by professor Peter Gärdenfors and presently houses three postdocs and fifteen Ph.D. students. n order to understand how humans form new ideas and how machines could be made to learn new concepts, one needs adequate models of concept formation. Within cognitive science, symbolic models have competed with concept learning in neural networks. At LUCS, the focus is instead on the dimensions that make up concepts. Using 'conceptual spaces', the aim is to develop models of concept formation that are more psychologically realistic than the symbolic, and that allow faster learning than neural networks.

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Anticipatory Cognitive Science is a research field that ensembles artificial intelligence, biology, psychology, neurology, engineering and philosophy in order to build anticipatory cognitive systems that are able to face human tasks with the same anticipatory capabilities and performance. In deep: Cognitive science is the interdisciplinary study of mind and intelligence, embracing philosophy, psychology, artificial intelligence, neuroscience, linguistics, and anthropology. Its intellectual origins are in the mid-1950s when researchers in several fields began to develop theories of mind based on complex representations and computational procedures. Its organizational origins are in the mid-1970s when the Cognitive Science Society was formed and the journal Cognitive Science began. Since then, more than sixty universities in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia have established cognitive science programs, and many others have instituted courses in cognitive science.