Blog post on "Future perfect"
The wonder that is StackExchange now caters to those Cognitive
Scientists who are not also programmers & computer scientists.
http://cogsci.stackexchange.com. HT: the JDM list.LINK
I.e., the author thinks that the site is for "cognitive scientists"; most researchers in psychology do not see themselves as cognitive scientists.
Abid Ullah on Quora
In response to a question on Quora "How will the new Cognitive Science Stack Exchange affect the Neuroscience topic on Quora?"
I thought stack exchange was really for programmers and sysadmins and
individuals of similar professions. ... However, cognitive science is more
about just the brain and its
workings, it combines things from other fields like philosophy and
artificial intelligence... LINK
I.e., the person thinks the site is about "cognitive science". They don't think the site is about psychology nor about neuroscience more broadly.
General discussion of site branding
My own rants
This is personal evidence, but I have over 15 years experience in a psychology department where I like to think I have a pretty good understanding of the discipline-specific terms that people identify with.
It is quite clear to me that the current branding "cognitive sciences" makes the site feel like it is most relevant to cognitive scientists and cognitive psychologists than for non-cognitive psychologists and neuroscientists. I've been saying this for a long time.
I'd really like to see cosci.se maintain its inclusive focus on both
cognitive science and the broad science of psychology. ... However, I think there is a risk that it may be more
inviting to researchers involved with cognitive science and cognitive
Anyone who uses the site will see that the site is much broader, but I think the site name and particularly the welcome message could do a better job of communicating this breadth.