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Cognitive Science

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The Cognitive Science Program at Northwestern offers an undergraduate major and minor. Explore requirements, course descriptions and opportunities to advance research surrounding human thought and behavior.

What is Cognitive Science?

Cognitive Science is the scientific study of the mind, brain, and intelligent systems. This interdisciplinary field combines knowledge and expertise from computer science, psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, philosophy, anthropology, and biology.
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Advanced Fellowships

The Northwestern Cognitive Science Program offers fellowship support for graduate students engaged in interdisciplinary research in cognitive science. These three-quarter fellowships are awarded competitively, based on the quality of research proposed, on the candidate's qualifications, and on the interdisciplinarity of the research. Click below to learn more details about their advanced research.

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Recent Talks

 

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Children are both more conservative and more ready generalizers for the same reason

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Events

 
Nov
12
2019
Michael Tomasello

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, Evanston

Origins of Human Cooperation More Info

Nov
19
2019
Bethany Rittle-Johnson

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, Evanston

Comparing Solution Methods to Promote Algebra Learning: An Example of Using Cognitive Science to Improve Classroom Instruction More Inf...

Jan
21
2020
Michael Jones

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, Evanston

The stability-plasticity dilemma in predictive neural network models of semantic memory More Info

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News

 
Prof. Franconeri wins Cattell Fund Fellowship
Lance Rips named Fellow of Cognitive Science Society
Qualitative Representations: How People Reason and Learn about the Continuous World
Upcoming Cognitive Science Speakers

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