The graduate program in Cognitive Systems offers training and specialization in cognition with strengths in categorization, decision making, emotion, language, learning, memory, and motivation.
In addition to our core strengths, researchers in Cognitive Systems maintain excellent collaborative relationships with related programs on campus such as the Children's Research Lab, the Center for Perceptual Systems, the Auditory Cognition and Speech Perception Lab, the Institute for Neuroscience, the Imaging Research Center, and the Departments of Computer Sciences, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Electrical and Computing Engineering, Linguistics and Neurobiology. This interdisciplinary approach fosters innovative new approaches in our research.
The goal of our program is to provide students with the training they need to be successful basic and applied researchers. Graduate students are encouraged to focus on research activities throughout the program and coursework requirements are structured to facilitate these goals. Many students may obtain an interdisciplinary degree in Psychology and Neuroscience or complete a formalized Neuroimaging Track.
Graduates of the program have successfully pursued careers in academia, industry, and public institutions.