[ExI] Cognitive Science - Various Theories

Anders Sandberg anders at aleph.se
Sun Dec 30 00:19:05 UTC 2012

On 2012-12-29 01:05, Natasha Vita-More wrote:
> But first, I need to understand the theories in or of cognitive science
> that are relative to HCI.  Can someone help me gain knowledge on this?

That is a big question. The psychological part of HCI is more or less 
built on old psychophysics (how does perception and action scale as a 
function of the inputs? - typical questions are error rates as function 
of font size) and cognitive models of decisionmaking. Typical HCI 
textbooks do contain a lot of cognitive science models of how users 
function, trying to use them to predict what will work.

Anders Sandberg
Future of Humanity Institute
Oxford University

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