• Cognitive Science

    Cognitive science is the study of human knowledge. The Institute of Cognitive Science (ICS) at CU-Boulder examines issues related to the science of the mind.

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    CU Boulder embraces its role as Colorado's flagship public research university.

  • Weekly Colloquia

    In addition to local scholars, the weekly Colloquium Series invites international researchers to campus for a two to three day visit.

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    CU-Boulder’s Center for Innovation and Creativity (CINC) is home to a state-of-the-art, Siemens 3T Trio Magnetic Resonance Imaging System.


Martha Palmer, Acting Director of the Institute of Cognitive Science and Professor of Linguistics and Computer Science, has been selected as the winner of the Outstanding Faculty Graduate Advising award by the Graduate School.

Our colleague, mentor, and good friend, Tom Landauer, died on March 26th, 2014, in hospice care after several years of a gradually debilitating illness. He would have been 82 years old in April. As all who knew him will doubtless agree, he was a most unusual person -- a man of many pursuits. He was first and foremost a scientist, interested in just about everything that went on around him. What he didn’t immediately grasp, he would spend as much time as it took to understand. He was an academician, but unlike most of us he didn’t confine his work to the Ivory Tower. He could do excellent experiments and build comprehensive theories, but he was equally committed to pragmatics – to demonstrating that what was discoverable in the laboratory almost always had applications in the real world, often to the benefit of humankind. But that’s not all. He loved the environment and immersed himself in it. He was an inveterate hiker and skier, but also a man of the sea who loved activity on the water as much as on the land.

Institute of Cognitive Science Fellow, Alice Healy, has been awarded a three year grant from NASA.

Colloquium Schedule

All colloquia take place on Friday from 12:00 to 2:00 pm (unless otherwise noted) in Room D428/430 (ICS) on the fourth floor of the Muenzinger Psychology Building.

Schedule for Spring 2014


April 25, 2014


May 2, 2014
- ICS Fiesta and Poster Session

May 9, 2014
- Last Day of Class