• 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 Psychonomic Society has named ICS Director, Marie Banich, Editor of the journal "Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience"

ICS graduate student, James Foster, has received the Best Should Teach Silver Award.

Assistant Professor, McKell Carter (Carston), and his wife, Research Associate, Karli Watson (Carston), joined the ICS community this fall.

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.


September 19, 2014
Samar Husain, Ph.D.

Post-doctoral researcher (Lehrstuhlmitarbeiter)
Vasishth Lab, Department of Linguistics
University of Potsdam

September 26, 2014
ICS Membership Retreat

September 29, 2014 - *Monday - Room E214*
Stephen E. Palmer, Ph.D.

Professor of the Graduate School
Psychology and Cognitive Science
University of California, Berkeley