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Ramesh Balasubramaniam
Sensorimotor Neuroscience
Human-Robot Interaction
Professor Carolyn Dicey Jennings
Critical Thinking and Data Analysis Skills
Professor Lace Padilla
Visual Decision-Making
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Science in a Democratic Society
Professor Michael Spivey
Extended and Embodied Cognition


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Mission Statement

Our interdisciplinary program integrates methods and approaches from linguistics, psychology, philosophy, neuroscience, and computer science, to study thought and behavior. Our faculty have highly diverse research interests, and serve as graduate advisors, committee members, and collaborators.

Undergraduate Majors

The CIS department administers undergraduate majors in both Cognitive Science and Philosophy. Prospective or current students with questions about our undergraduate programs are invited to contact us for more information. Cognitive Science program information: Philosophy program information:

Ph.D. Funding

The CIS program has multiple means of supporting graduate students. During each academic year, Ph.D. students are funded as either teaching assistants, research assistants, or through internal or external fellowships. All of these positions provide a full stipend and complete tuition waiver. Students almost always receive some form of summer stipend in order to support their research activities when classes are not in session.

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Featured News

November 22, 2021

A new study co-authored by Cognitive and Information Sciences Professor Paul Smaldino focuses on the impact of replication studies on psychologists' beliefs. The researchers found that...

November 10, 2021

Based on an international survey of current Ph.D. students and recent Ph.D. graduates in philosophy, CIS Prof. Carolyn Dicey Jennings and CIS graduate student Alex Dayer have analyzed the...

October 11, 2021

CIS PhD Candidate Shannon Proksch has received the Cognitive & Information Sciences Graduate Student Spotlight Award for her exciting research and invaluable service to the department. Congrats,...