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.

  • Photo of Letty Naigles with graduates
    Congratulations to our 2019 CogSci Majors!

Upcoming Events

  1. Jul 22 Doctoral Dissertation Oral Defense of Karl Lerud3:00pm
  2. Jul 29 Doctoral Dissertation Oral Defense of Richard Anderson3:00pm
  3. Jul 29 Richard Anderson PhD Dissertation Defense3:00pm
  4. Aug 1 Fall Undergraduate Fee Bills Due12:00am

Current Student Spotlight

Katharine Morris

Cognitive Science Program and Anthropology '20

Alumni Spotlight

Lyn Tieu

Graduate of Cognitive Science Program `12