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COGNITIVE SCIENCE PROGRAM
Cognitive science is the study of the mind and its processes, including consciousness, language, learning, information processing, and decision making. At SFU this study is explored at the intersection of Linguistics, Psychology, Computing Science, and Philosophy. Through a variety of scientific and philosophical approaches, this interdisciplnary approach seeks a broader and deeper understanding of cognition.
Students in our program customize their individual programs within a set of required and recommended courses according to their developing interests. Faculty associated with our program and the Cognitive Science community at SFU contribute individually and collaboratively to a wide range of research areas.
TA applications re-opened for COGS 100 Fall 2014. Apply by August 1.
Any SFU student wishing to explore your options in COGS contact the Cognitive Science Advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org. Why not make an appointment with the advisor to review your plans and progress and confirm you're on track?
News and Events
Shuffle your mind to sweet dreams August 14, 2014
Luc Beaudoin has an app for you to help you sleep easier and better.
SFU Cog Sci alum brings the Evolution of Gaming August 08, 2014
Exciting times for Kimberly Voll, professor of game design at the Centre for Digital Media. This...
40th Annual Meeting: Society for Philosophy and Psychology 2014 June 18, 2014
Next week the Society for Philosophy and Psychology meets in Vancouver for its 40th Annual Meeting....
Applying the Givenness Hierarchy Framework: Methodological Issues
Nancy Hedberg, Cognitive Science and Linguistics Faculty member, presented at the International Workshop on Information Structure of Austronesian Languages at Tokyo University. Her talk focused on methodological issues pertaining to assessing cognitive constraints... learn more →
Nonveridicality and Evaluation: Theoretical, Computational and Corpus Approaches
January 2014, Volume 11 of Studies in Pragmatics edited by Maite Taboada and Radoslava Trnavac published by Brill. Nonveridicality and Evaluation... learn more →