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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.

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. 


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    Congratulations to our 2019 CogSci Majors!

Upcoming Events

  1. May 10 VICTR Presents: Jinho Kang (Seoul National University), “Truth As A Normative Property”8:00pm
  2. May 17 Design And Research For Healthy Communities And Healthcare Facilities Conference12:00am
  3. May 24 Stefano Caputo, "The Dependence Of Truth On Being: Is There A Problem For Minimalism?"10:00am
  4. Aug 1 Fall Undergraduate Fee Bills Due12:00am

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Current Student Spotlight

Valerie Kress

Cognitive Science Program '19

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Alumni Spotlight

Jordan Kiper

Graduate of Cognitive Science Program `18