• 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.


The Institute of Cognitive Science at the University Colorado Boulder is seeking to hire a tenure-track professor at the advanced Assistant or Associate level.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has selected the Banich lab at CU's ICS to take part in a landmark longitudinal study about the effects of substances including alcohol, tobacco and marijuana on developing adolescent brains.

The Banich paper entitled: Flexible brain network reconfiguration supporting inhibitory control was published in the Proceedings of National Academy of Science (PNAS, Early Edition) by authors J. Spielberg, G. Miller, W.

ICS graduate student Scott Schafer and mentor Professor Tor Wager’s paper entitled: Conditioned Placebo Analgesia Persists When Subjects Know They are Receiving a Placebo  

Selected this year for funding from the CU Boulder Outreach Committee: ICS Director Marie Banich (w/ Monique LeBourgeois) , Fellows Eliana Colunga and Yuko Munakata

Colloquium Schedule

All colloquia take place on Friday from 12:00 to 2:00 pm Room E214 (this semester only) on the second floor of the Muenzinger Psychology Building.

August 28, 2015 ~ Opening Session
Marie T. Banich
Director, Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Colorado Boulder

September 18, 2015
Mans Hulden
Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Colorado Boulder

September 25, 2015
Daniel Everett
Dean of Arts and Sciences, Bentley University

October 2, 2015
Benjamin Shapiro

Atlas Institute
University of Colorado Boulder

October 9, 2015
Simon DeDeo
Assistant Professor, Indiana University, School of Informatics and Computing
External Professor, Santa Fe Institute

October 16, 2015
Danielle Albers Szafir
Assistant Professor of Information Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder

October 23, 2015
Mimi Recker
Professor & Department Head
Department of Instructional Technology & Learning Sciences
Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services
Utah State University

October 30, 2015
Tamara Sumner
Associate Professor, Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Colorado Boulder

November 6, 2015
Tor Wager
Professor, Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Colorado Boulder

November 13, 2015
Jae-Woong Jeong
Associate Professor, Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder

December 4, 2015
Jason Watson
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Colorado Denver