Welcome to the Cognitive Science Program
at The University of Connecticut
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.
Monday, May 20th, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Storrs CampusPCSB 2nd Floor Conference Room
Friday, May 24th, 2019
04:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Storrs Campus, Storrs CampusKonover Auditorium, Dodd Center
A multi-speaker event sponsored jointly by Science of Learning & Art of Communication (SLAC) and the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute (UCHI)
This event will feature a series of international speakers who will address challenges in presenting science to lay-audiences in the current culture of âopinionificationâ of facts. In particular, experts will consider the public trend in discounting data delivered by experts as âopinionâ or fake news, why this occurs, and how scientists can most effectively reach lay audiences. Three speakers will be featured (see below), followed by an Open Panel in which speakers will address questions from the audience.
Dr. Mike Lynch (University of Connecticut)
Dr. Tali Sharot (University College London)
Dr. Asa Wikforss (Stockholm University)
Monday, July 22nd, 2019
03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Storrs CampusBousfield 160
Thursday, August 1st, 2019
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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