Write a short thought paper (maximum 1500 words) drawing on evidence in cognitive science. Your thought paper should start with a research question that explores how cognitive science research could be applied to a problem. Here are some examples: A) Could knowing about research on moral outrage change people’s behaviour on social media? B) How can studying child learning increase the efficiency of machine learning?
Your introduction should introduce your research question and why it’s important. The body of your paper should describe evidence from at least two scientific sources that span at least two of the subdisciplines of cognitive science (e.g. philosophy and neuroscience) that address your question. You can also cite sources that are not peer-reviewed. Be sure to relate the evidence to the bigger question you are trying to answer. Your conclusion should summarise the research you described and discuss implications and directions for future work.