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.

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    Congratulations to our 2019 CogSci Majors!

Upcoming Events

  1. Sep 25 Philosophy Brown Bag Series: Lynch12:15pm
  2. Sep 25 Social Psychology Program Talk: Dr. Mina Cikara, Harvard University2:00pm
  3. Sep 25 Social Psychology Division Talk: Dr. Mina Cikara 2:00pm
  4. Sep 25 Psychology Colloquium-Dr. Nicole Landi3:30pm

Current Student Spotlight

Katharine Morris

Cognitive Science Program and Anthropology '20

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Alumni Spotlight

Jeff Rodny

Graduate of Cognitive Science Program `11