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About Cognitive Science

Cognitive science is an interdisciplinary field that focuses on the description, modeling, analysis, and general scientific study of the mind and cognition. Researchers in many disciplines--such as psychology, linguistics, computer science, philosophy, and neuroscience--have found that they can work together fruitfully to answer questions about the mind that have puzzled people for centuries. The following are among the topics studied by cognitive science

concept formation, memory, perception, learning, reasoning, and problem solving

artificial intelligence (AI) and its implications, the nature and representation of knowledge in expert systems, and computer modeling of reasoning, learning, language use, problem solving, and planning

language learning and comprehension, and the mental representation of grammar and meaning

the neurophysiological bases of thinking and consciousness

cognitive development in infants and children

animal intelligence and cognition

the nature, scope, and limits of human knowledge and our capacities for reasoning and thinking

Cognitive Science Coordinator: Hang Dinh (Computer and Information Sciences)
Phone: 520-4621