DOI: 10.14704/nq.2018.16.6.1554

Brain’s Distributed Cognitive System - with Sports Culture Cognition as an Example

Yi Liu


Cognition is a process of information processing in the brain. Usually intelligence refers to the ability to reconstruct information. In the cognitive system research field, the traditional artificial intelligence which uses symbolic representation for cognitive simulation has encountered challenges. With the development of brain neuroscience, psychology, cognitive science and related computer technologies, the research on cognitive system is progressing toward contextualization and personification. This paper systematically introduces the cognitive system and several cognitive pathways and analyses their differences and relations. It also describes the elements and characteristics of the distributed cognitive system in detail, including representations and calculations, culture cognition and interactions, etc., and takes the sports culture as an example to further elaborate them. The greatest advantage of the distributed cognition system over the traditional cognitive approach is that it emphasizes the importance of the environment to cognitive activities or processes. As a way to look at cognitive activities, it believes that cognitive processes are distributed to some extent and all cognitive activities should be included in them. This is of great significance to the researches on the cognitive system as well as artificial intelligence.


Cognitive System, Distributed Cognition, Sports Culture

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