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Cognitive Science (minor)

Field Description

Cognitive science focuses on the nature and representation of knowledge. Among the many topics examined are logic and the justification of belief; the nature of mind and action; knowledge representation; knowledge acquisition; the knowledge, use, and acquisition of language; perception; concepts and conceptual change; artificial intelligence and parallel distributed processing; and the neurobiology of cognition.

The cognitive scienceminor is open to students who have elected a major field in which the minor can be appropriately included. Field members offer guidance to students in setting up and carrying out an integrated program of interdisciplinary study in conjunction with their major field. Major fields include (but are not limited to) computer science, human development, information science, linguistics, management, mathematics, neurobiology and behavior, philosophy, and psychology.

All cognitive science graduate minor students must take at least two 6,000-level courses: some 4,000-level courses will be allowed with the approval of your minor committee member.  One course should be taught outside your discipline (in another cognitive science affiliated department); the other is the required COGST 6101: Cognitive Science Proseminar (spring). This course surveys the study of how the mind/brain works, drawing primarily from six disciplines: philosophy, psychology, developmental science, neuroscience, linguistics, and computer science. Although at least two courses are required, we encourage you to take more courses offered by the program.

Please email the program manager (cogst@cornell.edu) with your course choices for approval.

The field sponsors a series of lectures and colloquia by internationally recognized scholars. Students are encouraged to meet with the speakers for informal discussion during their visits.

Each spring the program hosts Sprocket, the Cognitive Science Film Series in conjunction with COGST 1101. The evening, complete with pizza and conversation, is free and open to the Cornell community.

Travel funding for conferences and workshops is available to minor students.

The Annual Grad Convo/Info Blitz lunch is held each May in order for students to share their research with peers and faculty.

This is a minor field. Application for admission is made only to the major fields. After matriculation, a student may select minor subjects from the major or minor fields.

 

Contact Information

Website: http://www.cogstud.cornell.edu/
Email: cogst@cornell.edu
Phone: 607 255-6431

278A Uris Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-7601

 

Subject and Degrees

Concentrations by Subject

Cognitive Science (minor)

  • cognitive studies (minor)

Faculty

Erik Andersen - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: computer science
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: economics
John S Bowers - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: linguistics
Charles Brainerd - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: human development
Claire T Cardie - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: computer science
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: human development
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: human development
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: machine learning, mobile systems, activity recognition, mobile health, computer science
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: psychology
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: active sensation and construction of sensory representations; olfactory processing; generalization and perception; learning and memory; computational systems neurophysiology; mouse behavioral phenotyping; neural circuit structure and function
Abigail C Cohn - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: linguistics
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: psychology
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: psychology
Molly E Diesing - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: linguistics
Laurent Dubreuil - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: literary theory; cognitive sciences
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: economics
Shimon Edelman - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: psychology
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies
Melissa Ferguson - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: philosophy
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: psychology
Barbara L Finlay - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: psychology; behavioral and evolutionary neuroscience
Geraldine K. Gay - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: communication
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: psychology
Carl Allen Ginet - (Ithaca) - (Graduate School Professor)
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: philosophy
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: neurobiology, neuroscience, cognitive science
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: psychology
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: computer science
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: psychology; neurobiology and behavior
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: linguistics
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: neurobiology and behavior
Alan Hedge - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: design; environmental analysis
Haym Hirsh - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: computer science; information science
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: neurobiology and behavior
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: computer science
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: computer science
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: human development
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: psychology
Tamar Kushnir - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: cognitive development; causal reasoning; social cognition; moral reasoning; probability judgement; models of learning and development
Lillian Jane Lee - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: computer science
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: neurobiology and behavior
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: human development; linguistics
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: sociology
David Mimno - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: computer science
Sarah E. Murray - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: formal semantics and pragmatics; dynamic semantics; cognitive science and philosophy of language; fieldwork; Cheyenne and other understudied languages
Anil Nerode - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: mathematics
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: management
Derk Pereboom - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: free will and moral responsibility; philosophy of psychology; history of 17th- and 18th-century philosophy of religion
David A. Pizarro - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: psychology
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: neurobiology and behavior
Valerie Reyna - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: human development
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: human development
Mats Rooth - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: linguistics
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: management
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: education
Bart Selman - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: computer science
Richard A Shore - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: mathematics
R. Nathan Spreng - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: Director, Laboratory of Brain & Cognition
William Starr - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: language, philosophy, & cognitive science
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: human development, psychology
Khena Swallow - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: Psychology and cognitive science
Samuel Tilsen - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: speech; rhythm; gestures
Qi Wang - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: human development
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: human development
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: linguistics; Asian studies
Wendy Williams - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: human development
Ramin Zabih - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: computer science
Vivian Zayas - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: social cognition; human attachment; self-regulation; unconscious cognition
Draga Zec - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Cognitive Science: cognitive studies Research Interests: linguistics