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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:

Cognitive Science

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. Click here to see a list of available fellowships. Note also an exciting new opportunity this year: the Interdisciplinary Training Program in Complex Networks and Systems.

For more information about academic regulations, you can download the Graduate School Academic Bulletin.