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  • May 10th 4:30- 7:00 PM 
    Bartlett 201
    Opening Remarks: Adina Roskies
    The Helman Family Distinguished Professor, Professor of Philosophy Chair, Cognitive Science Program Affiliate, Psychological and Brain Sciences

    Emma Marsano
    The Discipline(s) of Cognitive Science: Sloan Funding and Interdisciplinary Knowledge Production
    Advisor: John Pfister, Senior Lecturer Psychological and...

  • April 16th 4:30
    Bartlett 201

    Opening Remarks: Adina Roskies

    The Helman Family Distinguished Professor, Professor of Philosophy Chair, Cognitive Science Program
    Affiliate, Psychological and Brain Sciences

    Jett Oristaglio: The Agency Assessment Tool: A Multi-Dimensional Diagnostic Test for Agentive Disorders
    Advisor: Adina Roskies, The Helman Family Distinguished...

  • Congratulations to Emma Marsano for winning Best Oral Presentation at the 10th annual Midwest Undergraduate Cognitive Science Conference, which was held at Indiana University, Bloomington on Saturday, April 7th. Emma presented part of her Cognitive Science Honors Thesis work, in a talk called Sloan Funding and the Philosophy of Cognitive Science. In her presentation, she addressed a gap that currently exists in the interdisciplinary field’s history — the way in which the Alfred P. Sloan...

  • Lecture: Thursday, April 12, 2018
    4:45 pm, Kemeny 006
    Barbara Partee, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
    Free and open to the public!

    Semantics” can mean quite different things in different contexts; fields concerned with semantics are as diverse as psychology, law, computer science, lexicography, logic, philosophy, and linguistics. “Pragmatics” is an equally wide-ranging term, with applications in politics and ethics as well as in linguistics and...

  • Adina Roskies Academic Minute:

    Among the exciting developments in the Neurosciences and Cognitive Sciences is the ability to directly intervene in cognitive function. Pioneering work in the areas of Deep Brain Stimulation and brain computer interfaces (also known as BCIs) has demonstrated that we have the ability to dramatically reduce the motor...

  • Below are potentially relevant courses for COGS in departments across the
    university. This list may help in designing your focus area. The listed
    courses are based on our current information and judgment and may not
    exhaust the COGS-relevant courses on offer in any term.
    Please note Education courses and Computer Science courses are not yet on
    this list: coming soon.

    SPRING 2018
    LING 48 Computational Linguistics
    PHIL 6 (9S)...

  • Neuron 96 (2017) pp. 14-16 Author: Adina Roskies

    New NIH definitions classify virtually all human brain and behavioral research as clinical trials. The new definitions will change regulatory, reporting, and funding schemes for noninvasive studies such as neuroimaging. Resulting burdens threaten the viability of basic biobehavioral science research.
    There are two primary categories of biological research in humans: basic science research, or research aimed at understanding the...

  • On Episode 25, Nick Zautra (host) talks with Adina Roskies about her life-changing undergraduate experience (filled with pedagogical nightmares) at Yale, graduate study and postdoctoral work in neuroscience and cognitive science, returning to complete a PhD in philosophy at MIT, philosophy of neuroimaging, and the political and policy implications of not understanding how science works.

    SCI PHI is a weekly philosophy of science podcast featuring...

  • Thursday, October 5, 2017, 4:45 pm, Moore Hall B03
    Constraints and Flexibility during Vocal Development
    Human vocal development is typically conceived as a sequence of two processes—an early maturation phase where vocal sounds change as a function of body growth (“constraints”) followed by a period during which social experience can influence vocal sound production (“flexibility”). However, studies of other behaviors (e.g., locomotion) reveal that growth and...

  • Welcome to the Cognitive Science Program!

    Cognitive scientists may focus on particular cognitive faculties, such as language or memory, on specific cognitive phenomena, such as empathy, or on understanding the fundamentals of cognition quite broadly, for example in information-theoretic terms. What sets cognitive science apart from its core areas is its commitment to cross-disciplinary methodology. Students wishing to pursue work in cognitive science take a defined...