Program Overview

Cognitive Sciences

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.

a student adjusts an EEG cap on another student.
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. Here a student adjusts an EEG cap before conducting an assessment.
Photo credit: Jennifer Manna

Program Facts

  • Program Type: Minor

Program Director

Todd Ganson,
Professor of Philosophy

Cognitive Sciences Faculty

Cognitive Sciences News

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.
Students working in EEG room.