• 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.

  • Top Research University

    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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  • INC’s MRI Machine

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


ICS and Linguistics PhD candidate Steve Duman has received an Award of Excellence as an Outstanding Teacher for Technology in Teaching.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2014 Elected Fellows include four members of the CU Boulder community, including Professor Emerita Lise Menn.

ICS graduate student, Choong-Wan "Wani" Woo, co-authored an article published in PLOS Biology with Associate Professor Tor Wager, postdoctoral researcher Mathieu Roy and Jason Buhle, an adjunct assistant professor at Columbia University.

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.


April 3, 2015
Ehtibar Dzhafarov, Ph.D.
Department of Psychological Sciences
Purdue University
Title: Contextuality and Random Variables from Quantum Mechanics to Psychology

April 10, 2015
ICS Summer Research Funds Award
Ian Smith, Graduate Student; Adian Ward, Senior Research Associate; John G. Lynch, Leeds School of Businessand Michael Mozer, Professor, ICS/Computer Science, CU Boulder
Title: Optimizing Financial Decision Making Via Reinforcement Learning Models