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.
Pui Fong Kan, Associate Professor of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences leads this speaking engagement that explores the benefits of bilingualism, specifically the advantages of learning a home language. Many bilingual individuals in the US learn a home language (also known as a "minority language") at home (e.g., Spanish) and...
Join June Gruber, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience and ICS Fellow, for a discussion of new ways to diagnose and treat mental illness on February 8th from 6pm-8:30pm at the Chancellor’s Hall and Auditorium. Registration is required; event is free.
This is (Not) Who We Are will have a free screening during the CU Boulder Culture Crawl on October 19 at 7pm at Muenzinger Auditorium. This important documentary film highlights the disparity between Boulder’s progressive self-image versus the lived experience of its Black residents. In person Q&A with the directors follows the film screening. Any questions? Please email the ICS IDEC group at ICS_IDEC@colorado.edu .
Marie Banich has been named University of Colorado Distinguished Professor. Marie is one of only 144 faculty members from the four University campuses who have earned this distinction since 1977. This is a highly selective process by a systemwide committee. Marie’s selection attests to her extraordinary accomplishments and contributions to...
The Ralph J. Slutz Student Excellence Award in Computer Science was established in 2010 through a gift made by one of Dr. Slutz’ former students, Dr. Xiaodong Zhang (MS CompSci ’85, PhD ’89) to annually recognize students in Computer Science who have established a record of academic excellence and/or technical...