The Center in Context

by Gail Mauner, Director

The aim of the Center for Cognitive Science is to promote the investigation and understanding of the nature of cognition in humans, animals and machines. Most centrally, cognitive science is the study of how minds work, both in conceptual organization and in computational and neural infrastructure. Accordingly, cognitive science has brought together researchers from a number of traditionally separate disciplines—primarily computer science and engineering, psychology, linguistics, communication disorders and sciences, philosophy, and neuroscience—in order to build a fuller understanding of cognition. UB's Center for Cognitive Science supports this aim via its colloquium series and distinguished speaker lectures, its promotion of interdisciplinary interaction, and its educational mission which includes an undergraduate interdisciplinary major and a graduate tracks program.