For over three decades, cognitive scientists have studied how science works and how scientists think. What have we learned about scientific cognition and about science as a human activity” How has this informed cognitive science in general” How has it helped build semi-automated discovery systems and better tools that support scientific practice and facilitate discovery” How does this play with the “Web 24.0″* vision” CommerceNet Fellow Jeff Shrager explored these questions in a presentation at the 2007 Stanford Symbolic Systems Forum held at Stanford University.

*If Web 1.0 is the current Web, Web 2.0 the social Web, Web 3.0 the semantic Web, and Web 4.0 the programmable Web, then Web 24.0 is the programmable, social, semantic Web. (1x2x3x4=24).