Understand the human mind

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 psychological and brain sciences, computer science, linguistics, philosophy, and neuroscience.

In our program you will gain a better understanding of the human mind. We study teaching and learning, mental abilities, and the development of intelligent machines that either simulate or augment the capabilities of human minds in illuminating ways.

Our students are 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. They gain the conceptual framework and technical skills necessary for careers in research, teaching, business, and government.

Interested in applying to IU Cognitive Science?