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Ph.D. Program Accepting Applications for Fall 2016
The Cognitive Science Program is currently accepting applications for the Ph.D. program for 2016 fall matriculation. Information about the application procedure is available at Deadline for international applicants is December 1, 2015; deadline for domestic applications is December 1, 2015.

Apply for a Visiting Undergraduate Research Fellowship
Start date: January 2016
Application deadline: October 18, 2015

We invite non-IU upper-level undergraduates and recent graduates to apply for the Indiana University Visiting Undergraduate Research Fellowship.

This is a unique opportunity for upper-level undergraduates and recent graduates to attend Indiana University to study with a member of the Cognitive Science Program. The fellowship recipient is awarded the out-of-state portion of tuition, and pays only Indiana Resident tuition and fees for one year (

There is a heavy emphasis on conducting original research, with the expectation that the awardee will work closely with a faculty mentor during their time as Fellow. This is excellent preparation for graduate school.

For more information, visit or contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Joshua Brown,, or the Undergraduate Advisor at

Professor Colin Allen featured on Big Picture Science radio show
Professor Colin Allen talks intelligent machines and morality on an episode of Big Picture Science, a radio show. The interview is available at the Big Picture Science blog and on our multimedia page.

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Cognitive Scientists in the News

Professor Douglas Hofstadter featured on NPR's Radiolab
Professor Douglas Hofstadter was recently feature on an episode of the science-themed NPR show Radiolab. His portion of the podcast is in the first fifteen minutes and concerns translation.

How Artificial Intelligence Could Improve Health Care
Professor Kris Hauser's research on how artificial intelligence could improve health care was recently featured in local and national news articles.

Professor Peter Todd Interview on Food Choice Research
Professor Peter Todd was recently interviewed on WFIU about food choice research. Both the recording and the transcript of the interview can be found at

More Cognitive Scientists in the News


The Cognitive Science Program is hiring for two professional staff positions:
Robotics Specialist
Systems Analyst/Programmer

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Help us celebrate the Cognitive Science Program's 25th Anniversary!

IGERT Doctoral Training Program

The Cognitive Science Program is home to the NSF IGERT doctoral training program in the dynamics of brain-body-environment systems in behavior and cognition.

Trainees receive extensive support and funding for their doctoral studies at IU.

Upcoming Events

Q733 Colloquium - Oct 5
Deanna Barch, Washington University, St. Louis

Q733 Colloquium - Oct 12
Amy Bastian, John Hopkins School of Medicine

Q733 Colloquium - Oct 19
Brian Skyrms, UC Irvine

Q733 Colloquium - Nov 2
Vania Apkarian

Q733 Colloquium - Nov 9
Patricia Churchland, UCSD