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: May 6th, 2016
Quite a few! See photos of students, faculty, and families celebrating at our annual department party.
Date posted: March 30th, 2016
Maia Delegal, a Junior, was recently featured in Case Daily for her efforts to raise awareness for mental health advocacy. By helping to establish CWRU’s first National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) chapter, Maia has provided new avenues for mental health awareness and support for students. …Read more.
Date posted: March 18th, 2016
Marisha Kazi is a junior Cognitive Science major who conducts research in Dr. Fey Parrill’s Language and Cognition lab. Her research examines gesture in cognitive embodiment of an abstract spatial chemistry concept—stereoisomers, as part of a collaboration with researchers at the University of Chicago (Raedy Ping, PI). …Read more.
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.