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Weinberg Institute for Cognitive Science

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2021 Undergraduate Research Symposium

Cognitive Science senior Linda Ren presented a research poster at the virtual URS event on April 9

Announcing Virtual Cog Sci Coffee Chats

Sign up today for an informal Zoom chat with the Weinberg Institute Directors

Welcome to the Weinberg Institute for Cognitive Science!

Thought. Language. Choice. Learning. Emotion. Motivation. How does the mind work, and why does it work the way that it does? Is your brain a biological computer? What is the nature of human agency, the relationship between the mental and the physical?

Cognitive Science is an exciting, fast-growing, and revolutionary area of study which seeks to develop integrated explanations of mind, brain, and behavior. Drawing on concepts and methods from a range of related fields — including linguistics, psychology, philosophy, neuroscience, and computer science — Cognitive Science students acquire a truly interdisciplinary knowledge base and a multifaceted set of analytic skills.

COVID-19 Updates and Resources

Advising Hours for Winter 2021

For Winter 2021, CogSci advisors will be available virtually. You can see and sign up for available appointments here. When signing up for an advising appointment, you will have the option to select a “virtual” or “phone” format. Information on virtual platforms can be found in the “student alert” section of the appointment. If none of the available options work for you or you are unable to access the advising calendar, please request an appointment via email to, and be sure to specify how you would like to be contacted.

If you are a student not located in the Eastern Daylight Time zone (EDT) and none of the listed advising appointments work for you, please email us at to arrange an alternative time to meet. We want to make sure that you are able to get the advising you need!

The Weinberg Institute

Our mission is to create a world-class center for teaching and research in cognitive science. Our aim is to foster unique interdisciplinary collaborations among faculty and students, both inside and outside of the classroom.


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