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.
ICS Program Students are invited to apply for the Summer 2022 cycle of the ICS Student Research & Travel Awards. The deadline for applications is Friday, July 15 at 5pm. You must be a currently enrolled ICS Program Student in order to apply.
Join us at CINC, room 184G, on Wednesday, April 6th from 4:15-5:15pm to check out student research posters highlighting fNIRS (and other neuro-inspired) research from the fNIRS workshop, as well as a demo of the lab activities in the Institute on Student AI Teaming (iSAT). All are welcome!
Mike Klymkowsky, Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, recommends incorporating the Socratic method into science education to help foster the skills students will need as future scientists.
Ellen Do, ICS Fellow and her ATLAS Acme Lab team launch the Tinycade project which teaches you how to build your own miniature arcade console using your phone, mirrors, cardboard, and a few other everyday objects. Game on!
Congratulations Michael for receiving a nomination from the Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) Best Design Paper for the International Society of the Learning Sciences 2022 Annual Meeting. His paper titled ‘Scaffolding the Debugging Process in Physical Computing with Circuit Check’ was accepted for the International Society of the Learning Sciences 2022...
The University of Colorado Boulder Faculty Assembly bestowed excellence awards in three categories to outstanding faculty members in the areas of Leadership and Service; Research, Scholarly and Creative Work; and Teaching and Pedagogy. June Gruber, Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, received the 2022 Excellence in Teaching and Pedagogy Award, and Laura Michaelis-Cummings, Department of Linguistics, received the Excellence in Research, Scholarly and Creative Work Award at the ceremony on April 11, 2022. Congratulations on your outstanding contributions, June and Laura!