Title of presentation: The Study of Cognition in Geographic Information Science
Monday, May 30, 2022, at 12:00
1040 Wien, Wiedner Hauptstraße 8, 2nd floor, yellow area, FH HS 7
Geographic information scientists (GIScientists) study representations of the earth and its human and natural structures and processes, as depicted in words, numbers, pictures, and possibly other formats. Cognitive scientists study knowing and knowledge in humans, nonhuman animals, and sentient machines. This includes perception, thinking, reasoning, problem solving, memory, attention, and language. In this talk, I consider theoretical and practical reasons why the study of cognition matters to GIScience and GISystems. I present research my colleagues and I have conducted that explores the intersection of geographic information and cognition. In this way, I show that GIScience is, in part, a cognitive science.