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Weinberg Institute for Cognitive Science

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Virtual Cog Sci Coffee Chats Continue through Summer

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

2021 Juneteenth Symposium: Celebrating Black Joy, Hope, and Healing

U-M’s inaugural Juneteenth Symposium takes place June 14–18

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

Spring/Summer Term Hours

While our physical offices remain *closed* due to the ongoing pandemic, we will still be available *remotely* all summer. Starting the week of May 10, 2021, advisors will be posting advising hours Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. All advising appointments during the SP/SU will remain in a virtual capacity (ie, Zoom, Google Hang, phone). If none of the posted hours work for you, you may always send us an email at to request an advising appointment at an alternative time. Our virtual offices will also be closed on Monday, May 31 for Memorial Day and on Monday, July 5 for Independence Day.

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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