Cognitive science is the study of the mind – thought, learning and mental organization – through the integrated use of methods and concepts from various disciplines, including psychology, philosophy, computer science, artificial intelligence, neuroscience, mathematics, linguistics, biology and anthropology.

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Faculty in Focus

TedWatch Dr. Nakia Gordon's TEDx talk about emotional responses to photographs of violence (begins at 2:49:00).

GuhaWatch Dr. Shion Guha on TMJ4, discussing how background checks can go wrong.

Students in Focus

Congratulations to our 17 graduates in the class of 2021! Below are a few of their stories.

Marinella Krezic completed a double-major in Cognitive Science and Philosophy with a minor in neuroscience. She graduated summa cum laude and was awarded the James H. Robb Memorial Award for the History of Philosophy. She will be taking a gap year before deciding whether to pursue a graduate degree in philosophy or psychology or go to law school.

Sarah Maynen completed a major in Cognitive Science with a minor in Criminology and Law Studies. After completing her internship as an analyst with witness security at the Milwaukee District Attorney, she plans to take on a role working with victim services. She will also continue her part time work with children that are placed in foster care.

Cooper Bednarczyk completed a double-major in Cognitive Science and Psychology with a minor in Computer Science. He plans to pursue a career in tech.

Congratulations to Tina Tan, CogSci major, Class of 2023, for winning an Emerging Leader Award!