Mixing Memory

Metaphysics with Computers

More fluff while I grade papers…

While you’re giving me your puns (see below), you should also give me your best (slightly) pejorative and (hopefully) funny descriptions of cognitive psychology/science. The two best I’ve heard, both from the same attention researcher, are:

“Cognitive psychology is just metaphysics with computers.”


“Cognitive psychology is a bunch of monkeys jumping around trying to grab the high hanging fruit.”


  1. #1 matt m
    May 9, 2008

    who is the attention researcher?

  2. #2 Chris
    May 9, 2008

    Matt, I don’t really want to say publicly, but if you really must know, send me an email and I’ll tell you.

  3. #3 peli grietzer
    May 11, 2008

    Cognitive Psychology is a science devoted to the producton of dinner-party anecdotes.

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