I kind of hate the standard Cognitive Science "hexagon." The disciplines feel totally false to the realities of actually understanding human cognition and behavior. When I teach intro to cogsci, here's the version I present, in case it's useful to anyone.

@psmaldino what would you say data science has to say about cogsci? do you mean DS as in ML?

@anandphilipc both are very much about how to draw inferences and make decisions from incomplete and noisy data.

@anandphilipc also, to some extent, ALL science is data science 🤷‍♂️

@psmaldino fair, so, statistics? i think for me, the science of data is engineering. i know it doesnt make sense. but, I am a clinician, working with large datasets, and for most parts the advances that have made the most difference are engineering ones. How do i fit a model this size and serve it. going from n=300 to n=300000000 the stats have not changed so much as the engineering. fairly new to data-science, so this could be a newbie phenomenon

@conjugateprior You reminded me of a great Vonnegut quote from Breakfast of Champions. "The proper ending for any story about people it seems to me, since life is now a polymer in which the Earth is wrapped so tightly, should be that same abbreviation, which I now write large because I feel like it, which is this one: ETC."

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