The Journal’s Mission
Cognitive Technology’s mission is to provide a forum for scientific
analysis of new developments that can assist or augment cognitive functioning—areas of research and development that range from perception, memory, comprehension,
decision making, problem solving, and reasoning, and functioning that may occur
at the individual or the group level. Cognitive Technology publishes high quality
research applying our understanding cognition and by promoting the communication
of this research within and between the applied and basic research communities. Cognitive
Technology strives to be an authoritative voice in multidisciplinary
research and development addressing the dynamic intersection of cognition and technology.
Cognition and Technology
There has been tremendous growth in the disciplines seeking to understand human
cognition, and research in cognitive technology can now be found far beyond the
halls of psychology departments. As such, we invite submissions in a variety of
areas of research and development (see
www.cognitivetechnologyjournal.com/topics.php). Examples of the types of
submissions we welcome include, but are not limited to:
- Research into the design and test of the cognitive aids, increasingly prevalent
in our everyday life, supporting or augmenting basic cognitive processes such as
memory and attention
- Tests of memory procedures to enhance remembering or research on problem solving
strategies that improve solution generation
- Research in human performance and human factors - for example, research exploring
how our understanding of cognition has been applied to the development of theories,
techniques, or tools implemented in the classroom, at the office, or in aircraft
cockpits and automobile dashboards
- New research and technologies addressing the needs of a growing populace experiencing
- Cognitive rehabilitation research advancing retraining of the brain-injured or technologies
helping to improve the quality of life for this population
- Tests of modeling and simulation systems supporting learning and training to help
us understand and improve complex cognitive processes
- Cognitive engineering research where sociotechnical systems, based upon a sophisticated
understanding of how humans interact with technology, designed to support cognition
and collaboration in complex environments
- Research in cognitive models and cognitive robotics, where findings from cognitive
psychology have been used to develop autonomous agents capable of emulating and
supporting cognitive processes
In sum, the concept of “cognitive technology” encompasses this broad
and tremendously important set of developing areas of inquiry, and the mission of
Cognitive Technology is to be at the forefront of this exciting research.
Cognitive Technology strives to provide an innovative forum and communication
channel that promotes the sharing of scientific knowledge helpful to not only basic
and applied researchers, but also to practitioners working to support human cognition.
Cognitive Technology will publish research that advances our knowledge
and application of both theories and methods pertaining to human cognition. Appropriate
articles will evaluate and/or investigate new cognitive technologies in the form
of procedures, devices, or systems, developed to support cognitive functioning.
Articles can range from empirical testing to theoretical analyses of a class of
devices serving certain cognitive functions. All articles should be well-grounded
in the literatures appropriate to their respective areas.
Stephen M. Fiore, Ph.D.
Editor, Cognitive Technology
Stephen M. Fiore, Ph.D.
3100 Technology Parkway, Suite 140
University of Central Florida
Orlando , FL 32826