Cognitive science is the study of aspects of human and other animal behavior through the lens of mental operations and the brain. The Cognitive Science Research Network on SSRN is an open access preprint server that provides a venue for authors to showcase their research papers in our digital library, speeding up the dissemination and providing the scholarly community access to groundbreaking working papers and early-stage research. SSRN provides the opportunity to share different outputs of research such as preliminary or exploratory investigations, book chapters, PhD dissertations, course and teaching materials, presentations, and posters among others. SSRN also helps cognitive science scholars discover the latest research in their own and other fields of interest, while providing a platform for the early sharing of their own work, making it available for subsequent work to be built upon more quickly.
In the field of cognitive science, building collaborations with practicing professionals in applied areas is often necessary for advancements in both areas. Collaborations with economists, lawyers, computer scientists and medical professionals, for example, advance research across disciplines. SSRN provides an ideal platform for Cognitive Scientists and researchers in other disciplines to share and discover not only the latest work being done in their own field, but also in intersecting fields.