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Cognitive Science

Our Program

 

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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Speaker Series

We have an exciting and diverse series of talks with leading cognitive scientists from discussing their research for a wide audience. All of our talks are open to the public, and everyone is welcome to stay for a reception and informal discussion after each talk.

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Recent Talks

 

Comparing Solution Methods to Promote Algebra Learning:

An Example of Using Cognitive Science to Improve Classroom Instruction
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