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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

 

Comparing Solution Methods to Promote Algebra Learning:

An Example of Using Cognitive Science to Improve Classroom Instruction

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Events

 
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

Feb
4
2020
Gary Lupyan

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, Evanston

What are we learning from language? More Info

Mar
3
2020
Isabelle Darcy

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, Evanston

Learning to forget? Phonological updates in the bilingual mental lexicon. More Info

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News

 
Dr. Jennifer Cole named AAAS fellow
Dr. Ric Ashley wins Outstanding Publication Award
Dr. Steve Franconeri wins Cattell Fund Fellowship
Lance Rips named Fellow of Cognitive Science Society
Qualitative Representations: How People Reason and Learn about the Continuous World

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