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Cognitive Processing

Cognitive Processing

International Quarterly of Cognitive Science

Editor-in-Chief: Marta Olivetti Belardinelli

ISSN: 1612-4782 (print version)
ISSN: 1612-4790 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10339

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Chief Editor

Marta Olivetti Belardinelli
University of Rome "La Sapienza"
Via dei Marsi, 78
00185 Rome

Managing Editor

Thomas Hünefeldt, Rome

Editorial Board

Elsa Addessi, Rome, Italy
Hojjat Adeli, Columbus, OH, USA
Theodore Alexopoulos, Paris, France
Luigia Carlucci Aiello, Rome, Italy
Igor Aleksander, London, UK
Gladys Nyarko Ansah, Accra, Ghana
Anna Belardinelli, Tübingen, Germany
Paolo Belardinelli, Tübingen, Germany
Fabiano Botta, Granada, Spain
Juliane Britz, Fribourg, Switzerland
Riccardo Brunetti, Rome, Italy
Martin V. Butz, Tübingen, Germany
Maria Casagrande, Rome, Italy
Marco Cristani, Verona, Italy
Lola L. Cuddy, Kingston, ON, Canada
Alessandro D’Ausilio, Genova, Italy
Franco Delogu, Southfield, MI, USA
Rosalia Di Matteo, Chieti, Italy
Marc Ernst, Bielefeld, Germany
Stefano Federici, Perugia, Italy
Martin H. Fischer, Potsdam, Germany
Karl Friston, London, UK
Joanna Ganczarek, Cracow, Poland
Sergei Gepshtein, La Jolla, CA, USA
Klaus Gramann, Berlin, Germany
Maria E. Gulinello, New York, NJ, USA
Steve Grossberg, Boston, MA, USA
Hermann Haken, Stuttgart, Germany
Rubi Hammer, Evanston, IL, USA
Tina Iachini, Naples, Italy
Giandomenico Iannetti, London, UK
Lutz Jäncke, Zürich, Switzerland
J.A. Scott Kelso, Boca Raton, FL, USA
Roy Kessels, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Pia Knoeferle, Berlin, Germany
Stefan Kopp, Bielefeld, Germany
Shenbing Kuang, Beijing, China
Kenneth J. Kurtz, Binghamton, NY, USA
Thomas Lachmann, Kaiserslautern
Bruno Laeng, Oslo, Norway
Claus Lamm, Vienna, Austria
Cees van Leeuwen, Leuven, Belgium
Fabio Lucidi, Rome, Italy
Juan Lupiánez, Granada, Spain
Fernando Marmolejo-Ramos, Adelaide, Australia
James L. McGaugh, Irvine, CA, USA
Daniele Nardi, Charleston, IL, USA
Davide Nardo, Rome, Italy
Zaimuariffudin Shukri Nordin, Sarawak, Malaysia
Pooya Pakarian, Tehran, Iran
Massimiliano Palmiero, L’Aquila, Italy
Concetta Pastorelli, Rome, Italy
Franco Pestilli, Bloomington, IN, USA
Zygmunt Pizlo, West Lafayette, IN, USA
Albert Postma, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Mark C. Price, Bergen, Norway
Antonino Raffone, Rome, Italy
Anne Reboul, Bron, France
Don Ross, Cape Town, South Africa
Valerio Santangelo, Perugia, Italy
John Searle, Berkeley, CA, USA
Ekaterina Shutova, Berkeley, CA, USA
Luca Simione, Rome, Italy
Alcino J. Silva, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Michael Spivey, Merced, CA, USA
Narayanan Srinivasan, Allahabad, India
Boris Suchan, Bochum, Germany 
Mari Tervaniemi, Helsinki, Finland
John K. Tsotsos, Toronto, ON, Canada 
Barbara Tversky, Stanford, CA, USA
Katsumi Watanabe, Tokyo, Japan

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    Cognitive Processing - International Quarterly of Cognitive Science is a peer-reviewed international journal that publishes innovative contributions in the multidisciplinary field of cognitive science. 
    Its first aim is to present the latest results obtained in the manifold disciplines concerned with the different aspects of cognitive processing in natural and artificial systems: artificial intelligence, computer science and knowledge engineering, linguistics, mathematics, neuroscience, philosophy and cognitive anthropology, psychology, robotics. 
    Its main purpose is to stimulate research and scientific interaction through communication between specialists in different fields on topics of common interest and to promote an interdisciplinary understanding of the diverse topics in contemporary cognitive science.
    Cognitive Processing considers diverse subject matter concerning cognitive processing, accepting various approaches to investigation: theoretical, experimental, methodological, computational and modeling, applicative. A tentative list of topics includes: action; attention; cognitive change and optimization; computation in cognitive science; connectionist approaches; expertise; knowledge acquisition; knowledge representation; language (grammar and semantics, discourse analysis, development, disturbances); mental architectures and models; memory; mind design; multimedia databases; perception and pattern recognition. 

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