The mission of the Institute of Cognitive Science (ICS) at CU-Boulder is to understand and enhance human cognition, learning, and development through the creation of interdisciplinary partnerships. ICS fosters rich scientific interchange across researchers from a broad range of disciplines including Artificial Intelligence, Linguistics, Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Philosophy, and Education.
Cognitive Science is the interdisciplinary study of the mind, brain and intelligence, in both humans and machines.
Our colloquium series features local scholars, distinguished visitors, and panel discussions such as our popular "Converging on Cognition" sessions.
Intermountain Neuroimaging Consortium (INC)
The Institute of Cognitive Science hosts a state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging research facility. Under the leadership of Professor Marie Banich, INC brings together neuroscientists from across the Rocky Mountain region who study complex psychological processes such as addiction, pain, emotion, attention, sleep, learning and memory.
Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai concluded "that deliberate imagination can attenuate reactions to threat through perceptual and associative learning mechanisms." in an article published in the journal Neuron
The National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine has published the report "Science and Engineering for Grades 6 - 12: Investigation and Design at the Center (2018)" which includes multiple mentions of the Institute of Cognitive Science research program, Inquiry Hub. Chapter 4: "How Students Engage with Investigation and Design" prominently...