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, Philosophy, and Education. ICS has gained an international reputation for its promotion of interdisciplinary research and training in cognitive science.
Cognitive Science is the interdisciplinary study of the mind, brain and intelligence, in both humans and machines.
In addition to local scholars, the weekly Colloquium Series invites international researchers to campus for a two to three day visit.
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, pictured here with Intermountain Neuroimaging Consortium Executive Director Dr. Marie Banich.
What helps and hurts the teenage brain ? A revolutionary new study hopes to find out how kids’ minds are shaped during this crucial and turbulent stage of life. Researchers are following more than 11,000 children for the next decade, studying how dozens of factors — including drugs and alcohol,... Read more »
CU REACH: Expanding Research and Education on Cannabinoids and Health - CU Boulder is building a multi-disciplinary center involving faculty and researchers from across campus to radically expand our capacity for Research, Education, and Application in Cannabinoids and Health (CU REACH).Read more »
ICS, Psychology and Neuroscience Professor Tor Wager was interviewed by Knowable Magazine for his research on the placebo effect. "In early April, several hundred scientists converged in the Netherlands for the first-ever meeting of the Society for Interdisciplinary Placebo Studies. The topic drew psychologists, psychiatrists, physiologists, ethicists and neuroscientists, all... Read more »