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Welcome to the Program in Cognitive Science

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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]). 

 

News

Seeking Applications for Cognitive Science Summer Research Fellowship
Jan. 23, 2024

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…

Graduate Research Funding Opportunity 23-24
Nov. 2, 2023

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…

Announcing the 2023-2024 Graduate Student Fellows in Cognitive Science
Aug. 21, 2023

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 …

Applications being accepted for Graduate Student Fellows in Cognitive Science - deadline extended
March 29, 2023

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…

Upcoming Events

Cognitive Science Colloquium - Deon Benton
Thu, Mar 7, 2024, 12:00 pm1:00 pm

"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…

Location
Peretsman Scully Hall - room 101
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Cognitive Science Colloquium - Michael Rescorla
Thu, Mar 21, 2024, 12:00 pm1:00 pm

"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…

Location
Peretsman Scully Hall - room 101
Speaker
Cognitive Science Lunch Time Talk - Sevan Harootonian & Dan-Mircea Mirea
Thu, Mar 28, 2024, 12:00 pm1:00 pm
Location
Peretsman Scully Hall - room 101
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Cognitive Science Lunch Time Talk - Madeline Kushan
Thu, Apr 25, 2024, 12:00 pm1:00 pm
Location
Peretsman Scully Hall - room 101
Speaker