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Midwest Undergraduate Cognitive Science Conference Call for Submissions
The Student Organization for Cognitive Science at Indiana University and the Indiana University Cognitive Science Program are pleased to announce the 7th Annual Midwest Undergraduate Cognitive Science Conference (MUCSC) will be taking place on Saturday, APRIL 18, 2015 in Bloomington, IN.
This conference is organized to provide undergraduate cognitive scientists with an opportunity to present their research to their peers from across the Midwest.
Abstracts are due by March 2, 2015. More information can be found at the MUSCS website.

Job Talk: Goren Gordon
Please plan to attend the last of the job talks for the position in embodied cognition on Friday, February 20 in Business School HH 223 at 3pm. Job candidate Goren Gordon, post-doctorate fellow in the Personal Robots Group, Media Lab, MIT, will speak on 'Biological and artificial curiosity: models, behaviors and robots.' The talk will be livestreamed at

Professor Peter Todd Wins Excellence in Leadership Award
Professor Peter Todd, Professor of Cognitive Science and of Informatics and Computing and Provost Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, was honored at the third annual Campus Catalyst Awards, which recognize outstanding contributions to campus sustainability at Indiana University Bloomington. Todd, along with Professor Richard Wilk, Provost Professor in the Department of Anthropology, received the Excellence in Leadership Award for creation and leadership of the IU Bloomington Food Studies Program and for championing the current College of Arts and Sciences Themester: "Eat, Drink, Think." Read more in the IU press release.

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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

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

The Cognitive Science Program is hiring an Assistant Professor. Learn more here.

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.