Cognitive Science Department

As one of the few genuine departments of cognitive science in the world, we offer unique and exciting opportunities for students to focus on the scientific study of mind, brain, and intelligence.  Staffed by a core of cognitive-science oriented psychologists, philosophers, and computer scientists, the department complements Rensselaer's traditional strengths in science, engineering, and technology, and is widely regarded as a leader in the area of computational cognitive modeling.

We offer a highly selective PhD program in Cognitive Science, and BS programs in both Psychology and Philosophy.  Faculty research interests include computational cognitive modeling, artificial intelligence, human and machine reasoning, computational linguistics, perception and action, theoretical neuroscience, cognitive robotics, cognitive engineering and advanced synthetic characters.

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Ashok Goel of Georgia Tech Is Guest Speaker for Cog Sci Lecture Series Wednesday

Research Problems in Cognitive Science takes place every Wednesday at 12 noon in Sage 4101

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Research Problems in Cognitive Science takes place every Wednesday at 12 noon in Sage 4101


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Selmer Bringsjord on AI in the Movies in Scientific American

Article asks prominent AI researchers which movies get it right

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Article asks prominent AI researchers which movies get it right


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Job Announcement - Assistant Professor in the Department of Cognitive Science

Now accepting applications for Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Psychological Science

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Now accepting applications for Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Psychological Science


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