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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.

Spring/Summer Semester Hours

By appointment only.

Advising hours:

During the spring and summer semesters, academic advising appointments are available in-person, over the phone, or via video-conference. Please specify in the "Notes to Advisor" section how you would prefer to meet. If none of the appointments on the calendar work for you, please e-mail Weinberg-Institute@umich.edu to schedule an appointment.  

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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