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The Cognitive Science Undergraduate Program is supported by a National Science Foundation Department of Undergraduate Education Grant (DUE-9752299).
Cognitive science is an exciting and rapidly evolving field that deals with complex cognition, intelligent systems, and the emergent behavior of large-scale computational systems.
It synthesizes aspects of a wide variety of disciplines, including:
The goals of the program include gaining a better understanding of the human mind, of teaching and learning; of mental abilities and of the development of intelligent machines that either simulate or augment the capabilities of human minds in illuminating ways.
Students will be given training in the nature of knowledge and intelligence, in the neural mechanisms underlying complex capacities, and in the computational techniques under development to model these capacities, in order to gain the conceptual framework and technical skills necessary for careers in research, teaching, business, and government.
Learn more about the undergraduate degrees offered by the Cognitive Science Program here:
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“Saying that studying the brain is limited to the study of physical entities would be like saying that literary criticism must focus on paper and bookbinding, ink and its chemistry, page sizes and margin widths, typefaces and paragraph lengths, and so forth.”
– Douglas Hofstadter, I Am a Strange Loop