• 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.


Jena Hwang, a December, 2014 LING/CogSci joint PhD, is one of four recipients of the 2015 Robert J. Glushko Dissertation Prize awarded by the Cognitive Science Society and the Glushko-Samuelson Foundation.

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.

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 24, 2015
ICS Summer Research Funds Award

James Foster, Psychology & Neuroscience / ICS Student
Al Kim, Associate Professor, ICS / Psychology & Neuroscience
Matt Jones, Associate Professor, Psychology & Neuroscience

Title: Making New Things Familiar and Familiar Things New: Conventionalization and Unpacking of English Sentential Metaphors