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Michigan State UniversityCognitive Science Program

Welcome to the Cognitive Science Program at Michigan State.


Click here for the 2013-2014 Cognitive Science course list.


Cognitive science is directed toward understanding the nature of mind, whether mind be embodied in the biological stuff of neurons in a brain, or in the silicon stuff of computer chips in an artificial brain-like system.

The creation of a successful scientific explanation of mind requires a concerted effort by investigators with many intellectual talents, from many different theoretical perspectives and empirical traditions, and across many different academic disciplines. The goals of the MSU Cognitive Science Program are to foster scholarship and research that transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries in its pursuit of the nature of mind, and to provide a structure for graduate training that will produce new scholars and scientists who have the tools needed to take on this challenging puzzle.

MSU CogSci in the News

4.22.13
Professors Devin McAuley, Soo-Eun Chang, Laura Dilley, and Juli Wade were awarded a grant for their project "Rhythm Processing Deficits in Developmental Stuttering" from the GRAMMY Foundation.

4.22.13
Professors Judith Danovitch, Jason Moser, and Zach Hambrick were awarded a grant for their project "Neural, Cognitive, and Social Contributions to the Development of Intellectual Humility" from the Templeton Foundation/Fuller Theological Seminary.

4.22.13
Professor Susan Ravizza received an NSF Career Award.

2.21.13
Professor Natalie Phillips is interviewed on BBC radio. (Starts at 12:40)

1.11.13
Professors Erik Altmann and Zachary Hambrick's research is on Lifehacker and MSU news.

9.19.12
Professor Natalie Phillips's research is in the Stanford and MSU news.

5.6.12
Professor Zach Hambrick's research is in the New York Times.
[Read the article here.]