Exploring CogSci

Further resources to help your through your exploration of cognitive science, from the cogs students.


The blog Neurophilosophy on ScienceBlogs.com is worth a read.  Written by a molecular and developmental neurobiologist, it isn't updated regularly, but if you're looking for an engrossing archive binge, this is the place to do it.

Less Wrong is a site inspired by Eliezer Yudkowsky's posts about rationality on Overcoming Bias.  Less Wrong is a site dedicated to "refining the art of human rationality."  Largely discussion-based, topics covered include consciousness, rationality, morality, Baysianism, reductionism, evolution, evidence, and procrastination.

News Feeds and Archives

The CogsSci reddit page is a great, regularly updated collection of interesting cogsy tidbits.  Often sourced from popular science websites, the collection does include links to peer-reviewed work as well, and is a stimulating daily dose of cognitive science. The neurophilosophy reddit page has similar content with a more philosophical bent, and is nice for those looking for the 'why' to complement the 'what' of new in the field of cognitive science.

Mind Papers: A Bibliography of the Philosophy of Mind and the Science of Consciousness, collected by David Chalmers, a prominent cognitive scientist.  This is a phenomenal resource for interest's sake, but it's invaluable to researching papers on consciousness, philosophy of mind, and intentionality.

If you're not getting enough out of classes, there's a valuable selection of MIT open courseware, in Brain and Cognitive Sciences.  Free education, courtesy of MIT and the internet.

The Cognitive Science Society offers complimentary online access to the most-read articles from 2011 in Cognitive Science andTopics in Cognitive Science.

Other media

Quirks & Quarks is a CBC science radio show hosted by Bob Macdonald.  Every week, he inerviews the people behind fascinating new discoveries in the physical and natural sciences.  The show claims to "cover every aspect of science, from the quirks of the expanding universe to the quarks within a single atom...and everything in between."

TED talks are short, roughly twenty minute talks on an enormous variety of topics.  TED's mission is the propagation of what they call "Ideas Worth Spreading."  

Brain Comics.  Exactly what it says on the tin. 

Mind & Brain is a lecture series available as a free podcast on iTunes.

SFU Cognitive Science Student Society (CS^3 or the Hypercube):

Get involved with your SFU Cognitive Science Student Society (CS^3)!  lots of opportunity to connect with others in the program, to socialize and to and learn about cognitive science from other students. Collaborative projects include the Canadian Undergraduate Journal of Cognitive Science.