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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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.
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.
Larry Muhlstein presents on "Interactive Communicative Inference" See the colloquium page for details.
Natalia Igl presents on "Framing the Text, Positioning the Reader: The ‘observer’-paradigm in 1920s-30s German modernist aesthetics." See the colloquium page for details.