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THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE INTUITION

The Department of Cognitive Science is committed to transcending theoretical boundaries rooted in traditional disciplines in pursuit of a scientific account of cognition. We promote the study of learning, perception, action, and interaction in the physical, social, and cultural world. Our inter-disciplinary vision draws from a number of disciplines, including anthropology, computer science, ethology, electrical engineering, linguistics, neurology, neurosciences, philosophy, psychology, and sociology in order to contribute to theory and apply what we learn to design.

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PROGRAMS AND RESEARCH

UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

Our program provides an excellent background for many professional fields, including medicine, clinical psychology, and information technology.

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GRADUATE STUDIES

Multidisciplinary study of cognition with emphasis on computer science, linguistics, neuroscience, psychology, and related aspects of anthropology, biology, mathematics, philosophy, and sociology.

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RESEARCH

The underlying philosophy of the department challenges faculty and students to be knowledgeable in and sympathetic to a wide variety of fields and techniques.

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Cognitive Science Event Calendar

Take a look at our CogSci calendar to find upcoming events, webinars, and more!

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News Highlights

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6 Episodes Available

'Many Minds' Podcast presented by Kensy Cooperrider

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June 12, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Cognitive Science Undergraduate Honors Thesis Presentation

Amanda Song's Defense Flyer

May 20 at 10 a.m.

Amanda Song's Defense

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