Cognitive science is the study of how intelligent beings (including people, animals, and machines) perceive, act, know, and think.
Cog Sci explores the process and content of thought as observed in individuals, distributed through communities, manifested in the structure and meaning of language, modeled by algorithms, and contemplated by philosophies of mind.
Cogs Sci draws from many disciplines, including psychology, linguistics, logic, computer science, anthropology, and philosophy. Models are tested using evidence from psychological experiments, clinical studies, field studies, computer simulations, and neurophysiological observation.
About the UCONN Cognitive Science Program
The Cognitive Science Program’s mission is to provide interdisciplinary, high-quality training to undergraduate and graduate students in the science of the human mind. We aim to be a hub for Cognitive Science education at the University of Connecticut by serving as the point of intersection for the diverse approaches and perspectives from the fields of psychology, linguistics, philosophy, neuroscience, anthropology, computer science, and speech and hearing sciences. Academic preparation includes theoretical and experimental foundations of cognitive science, and the opportunity for laboratory and field research. Our mission aligns with the institution and college missions of fostering innovative scholarship, diversity, and facilitating faculty-student interactions outside the classroom.
We support an undergraduate degree program (BA, BS, minor), a doctoral certificate program (open to non-degree students), and a colloquium series. The goal of the Colloquia is to create a forum for common intellectual exchange between students and faculty affiliates on a diverse range of topics within the field of Cognitive Sciences.
Announcement: The Cognitive Science Graduate Certificate is now open to UConn students and non-degree students. Please see the Graduate Certificate Application process webpage for more information.
ECOM Spotlight Series: Michael Hegarty2:00pm
Wednesday, September 28th, 2022
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Storrs Campus, Storrs Campus, Storrs Campus ZoomECOM Spotlight Series will host Michael Hegarty from the Department of Philosophy. The title of his talk is 'Pre-Reflective Self-Consciousness and Origins of Agency'
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NSF GRFP: Developing a Research Statement Plan (in-person)11:30am
Thursday, September 29th, 2022
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Storrs Campus HBL Class of 1947This particular session will cover how to develop and refine an effective research plan statement, one of the most important parts of your application. Attendees who have already worked with a faculty mentor to define the basics of their project idea will be positioned to get the most out of this session. You do not need to have attended the previous NSF GRFP application development sessions to benefit from this one. For the most up to date information on ONSF upcoming events, please visit https://www.onsf.uconn.edu/.
About NSF - GRFP The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program is a prestigious award that supports research-oriented students in a wide range of STEM and social science fields during their first three years of graduate school. The award includes a $34,000 stipend plus a $12,000 Cost of Education Allowance.
Eligibility To be eligible, applicants must be either rising seniors or 1st year or 2nd year graduate students, plan on a PhD/research-oriented career, and be US Citizens or Permanent Residents. Eligible fields of study are: Chemistry, Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Engineering, Geosciences, Life Sciences, Materials Research, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Psychology, Social Sciences, STEM Education and Learning Research.
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D-I-Y Zine Basics 12:30pm
Thursday, September 29th, 2022
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Storrs Campus via ZoomZines are DIY publications that have served as modes of expression as well as communication for underrepresented subcultures and social movements, including punk. They are analog and use a collage aesthetic to combine image and text in visually engaging ways.
In this virtual workshop, learn about DIY publications with Archivist Graham Stinnett and Metadata Librarian Rhonda Kauffman to get started making your own zines.
Held in conjunction with the exhibitions, Days and Nights of Print and Punk at UConn Archives’ Schimmelpfeng Gallery and Wild Youth: Punk and New Wave from the 1970s and 1980s at the William Benton Museum of Art.
Register in advance for this Zoom meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Suggested materials list:
• 1 sheet of letter sized paper
• Magazines, newspapers, stickers to collage with, preferably images with high contrast.
• Glue stick or tape
• Sharpie fine and ultra fine permanent markers
• 1-inch and ¾ inch alphabet stickers in various colors
• Patterned Washi tape
Level Up materials list:
• Label maker
• Plastic bone folder
• Alphabet stamps w/ink pad
• Long arm stapler
Speaker bios: Graham Stinnett is an Archivist overseeing the Human Rights and Alternative Press Collections at the UConn Library, Archives & Special Collections. He holds an M.A. in Archival Studies from the University of Winnipeg/University of Manitoba and a B.A. in History from the University of Manitoba. His work focuses on the archivist as activist and expanding access to archives for a diverse audience. He is the host of d’Archive, an archives radio show and podcast, as well as Curator of the traveling punk rock archives exhibition, Live at The Anthrax: Connecticut’s Hardcore History. Graham currently teaches undergraduate courses on archives, memory and popular culture.
Rhonda Kauffman is a Metadata Management Librarian, who manages metadata necessary for the discovery, access, and stewardship of UConn Library collections. Previously, she worked as metadata librarian at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and metadata/catalog librarian at Lehigh University. She is also an adjunct professor at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where she teaches a course in library technical services. Rhonda holds a Master of Science in Library and Information Science (MSLIS) from Long Island University’s Palmer School of Information Science. She received her bachelor of arts in psychology from UConn, and is very happy to return to her alma mater as a member of the library. Her research interests include diversity, equity, and inclusion in library collections and technical services; and zine librarianship.
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Friday, September 30th, 2022
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Other virtualJoin us for the IONM virtual session. Drs Filipovic and Andalib will be providing potential students with an overview of the program along with a discussion about working in the field of Intraoperative Neuromonitoring.
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