That Sounds Awesome! What Did You Say Cognitive Science Meant Again?

Contributor: Joseph D. Fridman Undergraduate College Scholar, Cognitive Science major  Starting to explain, I’d open my palm and excitedly tick off the five concentration areas I’d found on the Johns Hopkins University website: “Neuroscience, linguistics, psychology, computer science, and philosophy.” I was 13, pimply, and intensely overjoyed at the prospect of spending three weeks in upstate New York, taking a summer course in cognitive psychology through JHU’s Center of Talented Youth, dubbed “nerd camp” by its participants. Psychological phenomena had always fascinated me: my mind boggled at the thought that somehow the life of the mind could sprout from the same rich soil evolution had tilled to produce amoeba, antelopes, or the flora of the Amazon, but that summer gave me the chance to live my dream of engaging that…
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