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Cognitive Informatics

Learning and Skill Development

Cognitive Informatics is the multidisciplinary study of cognition and information sciences, which investigates human information processing mechanisms and processes and their engineering applications in computing.

A main goal is to research and develop technologies to facilitate and extend the information management capacity of individuals through the development and application of novel concepts in human-system integration to address cognitive bottlenecks (e.g., limitations in attention, memory, learning, comprehension, visualization abilities, and decision making). Such mitigations may include applications and technologies informed by research in psychology/behavioral science, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, or linguistics.

R&D Areas and Technologies of Interest

PNNL's Cognitive Informatics Thrust Area includes two broad areas of research and development: Human-System Integration and Human Learning and Skill Development. The capabilities, scientific and engineering disciplines, and technologies listed below are representative of the diverse backgrounds and interests of staff working in this area.

R&D Interests and Capabilities
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Information Analysis
  • Memory
  • Learning
  • Thinking
  • Reasoning
  • Problem Solving
  • Cognitive Linguistics
  • Knowledge Representation
  • Cognitive Mechanism and Process
  • Evaluation Methodology
  • Technology Impact Assessment
  • Web-based Information Systems
  • Cognitive Modeling
  • Web Design and Development
  • Multimedia
  • Learning Content Management System
  • Learning Management System
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Agent Technologies
  • Machine Learning
  • Neural Networks
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Bioinformatics

Learning and Skill Development


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