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.
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Reina Samuel wins Intersections Schubert Center award!
Reina Samuel takes home the third place award in the Schubert Center competition for child-focused research at Intersections, for her project, "An Analysis of How Exposure to Media Such as Video Games Affect Risk-Taking in Adolescence". Nice work, and congratulations to Reina and her faculty mentor, Todd Oakley!
Kathy Nguyen, Skylar Daniels win SOURCE Presentation Awards!
Two of our fabulous students tied for second place! We appreciate their hard work and the work of their faculty mentors! Kathy Nguyen. The presentation of queer themes in science fiction visual media and their subsequent reimagination in fanfiction. Faculty Mentor: Lingfei Luan, Department of Cognitive Science. Skylar Daniels. Academic Assistance:...
New paper on NLP and film
Professor Luan's new paper on the use of computational tools and natural language processing to understand film is out! Find it here.
Google Summer of Code 2023
9th time in a row! Red Hen Lab wins a 2023 Google Summer of Code award. Apply! Code the summer away. Achieve ultimate glory. And get a nice paycheck. See the Ideas Page at 2023 Google Summer of Code
Speaker Series: Cognition in a Changing World
The students of the Department of Cognitive Science are organizing a speaker series, Cognition in a Changing World, in which emerging voices in the study of human cognition offer thoughts on new areas of research that will shape our tomorrow. Visit this page for more information.
Google Summer of Code 2022
8th time in a row! Red Hen Lab wins a 2022 Google Summer of Code award. Apply! Code the summer away. Achieve ultimate glory. And get a nice paycheck. See the Ideas Page at https://www.redhenlab.org/summer-of-code/red-hen-lab-gsoc-2022-ideas.