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As physiology is a science basic to the practice of medicine, so cognitive science is becoming basic to the practice of medical education. In the introduction to Cognitive Science in Medicine, John Bruer defines this discipline as the science of information processing and relates that the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation supported the research of the book's contributors in the hope of providing a more scientific basis for reforming medical education.
There is a wide range of offerings in this collection from many persons well known in the field. Some chapters have an obvious and direct bearing on medical education. One
Cognitive Science in Medicine: Biomedical Modeling. Ann Intern Med. ;112:153. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-112-2-153_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1990;112(2):153.
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