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About the Cognitive Science Program


Cognitive science is the study of how intelligent beings (including people, animals, and machines) perceive, act, know, and think.

It 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.

Its models are formulated using concepts drawn from many disciplines, including psychology, linguistics, logic, computer science, anthropology, and philosophy, and they are tested using evidence from psychological experiments, clinical studies, field studies, computer simulations, and neurophysiological observation.

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    Congratulations to our 2019 CogSci Majors!

Upcoming Events

  1. Dec 16 Learning Sciences Search: Dr. Kathleen Lynch8:30am
  2. Dec 16 State Archaeologist Candidate Presentation: Heather Rockwell, PhD3:00pm
  3. Dec 17 State Archaeologist Candidate Q & A Session: Heather Rockwell, PhD10:00am
  4. Dec 17 Learning Sciences Search: Dr. Karrie Godwin1:00pm

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Current Student Spotlight

Valerie Kress

Cognitive Science Program '19

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Alumni Spotlight

Jeff Rodny

Graduate of Cognitive Science Program `11