Cognitive science is a multidisciplinary field investigating cognition or thought. Cognitive scientists examine the structures and processes that underlie a creature’s ability to think and reason. They also explore such closely related cognitive phenomena as perception, recognition, memory, communication, and consciousness. They do so through an integration of perspectives and methodologies from a variety of disciplines, from anthropology and biology to linguistics and music theory. The goal of the minor is to provide students with an opportunity to engage with the questions, methods, and results of cognitive science.
- Program Type: Minor
Professor of Psychology
Professor of Philosophy
Leslie Kwakye ’06
Associate Professor of Neuroscience
Cognitive Sciences News
Flexing the Reporting Muscles: Jenna Gyimesi ’19
March 23, 2020
As a graduate student at the Columbia University School of Journalism, Gyimesi is gaining experience in reporting and news production by working in the field.
EEG and the Cognitive Sciences
February 20, 2019
Electroencephalogram is used in a variety of ways in the cognitive sciences to examine the structures and processes that underlie a creature’s ability to think and reason.