About the Center for Cognitive Science

The Center in Context

By Leonard Talmy, Director Emeritus

The Center for Cognitive Science is the representation on the University at Buffalo campus of an academic and private-sector movement, named "cognitive science," that has been expanding over the last two decades both in the U.S. and abroad. The aim of this development is to investigate the nature of cognition, i.e., of intellective processes as exhibited either by the human mind or by computer. Read More

Long-term Goals and Objectives:

Promote Local and International Research Networks and Activities

To accomplish this objective, the Center:

Continue Development of the Academic Curriculum in Cognitive Science

Through the ongoing development of a specialized cognitive science curriculum, the Center hopes to promote the intellectual appeal of our research and support participating departments as they attempt to attract high-caliber students. Undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in cognitive science have the opportunity to create a customized course plan, allowing them to further curate their education around their personal and professional goals. 

Establish the Center's Reputation as a Leading Research Initiative

The first international Summer Institute in Cognitive Science was held at UB in July 1994. Eighty visiting researchers and educators participated as plenary speakers, course-work instructors, and workshop presenters for an assembly of over 400 registrants representing 32 countries. 

Since then, word of the Center's progressive and intellectually-stimulating community has spread via glowing reports from invited speakers, visiting scholars, and graduates of the BA or PhD tracks in Cognitive Science. The Center consistently informs the public of upcoming events, ongoing research projects, and student achievements by thoughtfully distributing our mailing lists

Please consider supporting the Center as we strive to meet our goals and fulfill our potential within the groundbreaking field of Cognitive Science.