Academic Resources

Academic Journals

  • For quick access to online journals, search the SFU Library Databases.
    • Web of Science is a favorite of many of our students: by indexing science, social science, arts, and humanities, the papers found here relate to all areas of Cognitive Science. You may want to bookmark the SFU Library access page to the Web of Science.
  • Cognitive Science: A Multidisciplinary Journal is the official journal of the Cognitive Science Society.
  • Behavioral and Brain Sciences Published six times a year, Behavioral and Brain Sciences is particularly interesting for their "Open Peer Commentary" section. A "target article" is printed, followed by many--sometimes over 25--responses from other experts on the topic of the target article. This is followed by piece written by the target article's author that addresses the concerns brought up by each peer commentary.
  • Trends in Cognitive Science Part of Cell Press's Trends series, Trends in Cognitive Science is a monthly publication that offers an overview of current thinking for scientists, students and teachers who want to keep up with the latest developments in cognitive sciences.
  • Cognition is an international journal that publishes theoretical and experimental papers on the study of the mind.  Cognition also serves as a forum for discussion of social and political aspects of cognitive science.

Academic and Professional Organizations

The Cognitive Science Society The Cognitive Science Society, Inc. brings together researchers from many fields who hold a common goal: understanding the nature of the human mind. The Society promotes scientific interchange among researchers in disciplines comprising the field of Cognitive Science, including Artificial Intelligence, Linguistics, Anthropology, Psychology, Neuroscience, Philosophy, and Education.

Graduate Programs in Cognitive Science and Related Fields

University of Windsor, MSc in Biology, specialisation in Behaviour, Cognition, and Neuroscience

University of Western Ontario, MSc in Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience

University of Western Ontario, MSc in Cognition and Perception

Queen's University, MSc in Psychology, specialisation in Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science

York University, MA in Psychology, specialisation in Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Sciences

University of Toronto, Scarborough, MSc, specialisation in Cognition & Perception

Wilfred Laurier University, MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience

Carlton University, MCogSci

University of Guelph, MA in Psychology, specialisation Neuroscience & Applied Cognitive Science

University of Waterloo, diploma in Cognitive Science

University of Regina, MSc in Cognitive Psychology, specialisation in Experimental and Applied Psychology

Memorial University, MSc in Interdisciplinary Studies, specialisation in Cognitive and Behavioural Ecology

University of Manitoba, MA in Psychology, specialisation in Brain and Cognitive Sciences

University of British Columbia, MA in Psychology, specialisation in Cognitive Science

University of Victoria, MSc in Psychology, specialisation in Cognition and Brain Sciences

University of Alberta, MSc in Psychology, specialisation in Behaviour, Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience

University of Alberta, MA/MSc in Psychology, specialisation in Cognition

University of Alberta, MA/MSc in Psychology, specialisation in Comparative Cognition and Behaviour

University of Calgary, MSc in Psychology, specialisation in Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Reading, Writing, and Learning Resources

Citation

Knowing how to cite your sources is crucial in avoiding plaigiarism and copyright issues.  There are a number of citation styles that you may be asked to use in the Cognitive Science Department.

Academic Integrity

http://students.sfu.ca/academicintegrity.html

SFU Student Learning Commons

Visit the Student Learning Commons for friendly and knowledgeable assistance with a wide range of academic writing, learning, and study strategies. Our goal is to provide you with resources and tools for academic success.

Writing

With links to dictionaries, style guides, choosing your topic, planning your paper, evaluating sources, essay types, and the basics of sentence structure and grammar, be sure to check out SFU's writing guide.

Sources

The SFU library recommends a service called RefWorks for keeping track of your sources.  RefWorks allows you to store your references online and format bibliographies in many different styles.

Cognitive Science Resources

The SFU Library actually has an Online Research Guide for Cognitive Science.  This research guide has a collection of books and articles that list, among them, the most influential works in cognitive science from the 20th century.  It gives an overview of general cognitive science sources, including the MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences, and offers more information on writing and citation.

You may also find browsing through their entire list of research guides helpful.