Cognitive science is the transdisciplinary study of the human mind. The Department of Cognitive Science at CWRU is unique in its focus on human higher-order cognition, in particular our remarkably sophisticated capacities for creativity, innovation, communication, and social cognition.
Research emphases include the workings of the human mind in multimodal communication, design, art, and technology, the origins of human higher-order cognition, interaction of brain and culture in development and evolution, the role of the body and social interaction in shaping human cognition, and the operation of systems that human beings have invented to guide their thought and action individually and culturally.
The Department of Cognitive Science at CWRU makes use of the traditional methods of linguistics, neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, biology, and anthropology along with new, integrated methods that have been invented within cognitive science over the last several years.
Date posted: November 17th, 2015
This fellowship, at the University of Osnabrück, is funded by an Anneliese Maier Research Prize awarded to Mark Turner. Application deadline: 15 January 2016. Further particulars are provided at this link. …Read more.
Date posted: October 30th, 2015
Date posted: October 12th, 2015
On 24 September, members of the Cognitive Science Student Organization (CSSO) hosted a lecture by Wayne Gray in the Tinkham Veale University Center. Dr. Gray, Professor of Cognitive Science and Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, explored the ideas of acquisition and deployment of extreme expertise in his lecture, Video Gamers and Extreme Expertise: Questions, Methods, and Models for Studying Dynamic Expertise. …Read more.