Cognitivescience is usually defined as the scientific study either of mind or of intelligence (e.g.
Practically every formal introduction to cognitivescience stresses that it is a highly interdisciplinary research area in which psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, philosophy, computer science, anthropology, and biology are its principal specialized or applied branches.
Cognitivescience is an interdisciplinary field with contributors from various fields, including psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, philosophy, computer science, anthropology, biology, and physics.
Mandated science may be narrowly construed as far as its intended audience is concerned, but it is often broad and interdisciplinary with respect to the subjects it deals with, and polymorphous in terms of its methods of research.
Here the focus is communicating science to the public, not in the conventional sense of educating the public about science, but in the interdisciplinary sense of developing relationships between science and public discourse based on shared expertise.
Mandated science does presume that transfer of expertise is possible and desirable, but it is beset with its own limitations, not the least of which is its lack of credibility with working scientists.
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