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Weinberg Institute for Cognitive Science

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.

Advising/Office Hours

Advising appointments will be offered regularly Monday-Thursday from 9am-4pm, with limited appointments available on Fridays. You may always email weinberg-institute@umich.edu if none of the appointments listed in the Advising Calendar works for you.

The Weinberg Institute will offer mostly virtual and phone appointments throughout Spring/Summer, with a limited number of in-person appointments. You may always send us an email at weinberg-institute@umich.edu to request a particular appointment format.

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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