Welcome to the Program in Cognitive Science
The Program in Cognitive Science is an interdisciplinary undertaking, involving scholars from Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Linguistics, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Philosophy, and Psychology. Our primary goal is to foster a vibrant interdisciplinary intellectual community based around cognitive science. We offer an undergraduate certificate program, and a graduate student fellows program. We also host various events, including a colloquium series, a lunchtime talk series, as well as other offerings. The program's events are open to all members of the Princeton community, and student participation – both graduate and undergraduate – is strongly encouraged.
To receive notification concerning the program's events, please contact Anna Colasante ([email protected]).
Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship
The Program in Cognitive Science is accepting applications for a competitive summer research fellowship program to support undergraduates who wish to remain on campus the summer before senior year to begin work on their senior theses. To be eligible, students must be enrolled…
We are pleased to announce that Princeton graduate students who are active in the Cognitive Science Program may request research funds to support interdisciplinary research in cognitive science. Preference will be given to collaborative proposals that involve people from two or more disciplines. Requests should normally be for amounts up…
Please join me in congratulating our Graduate Student Fellows in Cognitive Science for 2023-2024.
Isaac Christian, PSY/NEU
Nicole Cuneo, PSY (returning fellow)
Benjamin deMayo, PSY
Sev Harootonian, PSY
Madeline Kushan, MUS
Dan-Mircea Mirea, PSY
Shunyu Yao, COS …
The Program in Cognitive Science is seeking applications from Princeton Ph.D. students to become Graduate Student Fellows in Cognitive Science. To be eligible, students must have a clear plan for their dissertation projects, though they are not required to have completed generals. They must plan to be in residence at Princeton…
"How—or by what cognitive mechanism—do children reason about causal events? An experimental and computational case for domain-general associative learning"
Abstract: Causal reasoning—or the capacity to distinguish causes from effects, to make effects happen, and to make explicit causal…
"Mental Representation in Bayesian Cognitive Science"
Abstract: Bayesian decision theory is a mathematical framework that models reasoning and decision-making under uncertain conditions. The Bayesian paradigm originated as a theory of how people should operate, not a…