The Department of Cognitive Sciences offers the following Ph.D. degrees:

  • Ph.D. in Psychology
  • Ph.D. in Psychology with a concentration in Cognitive Neuroscience

For information about admissions requirements, degree requirements, and how to apply, please click here.



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Below is a tentative list of course offerings for the academic year. Please note that courses are subject to change.


Fall 2017 Course Offerings

201A Colloquium (Krichmar - Acting Chair)
202A Proseminar (Dosher)
205A Matlab (Chubb)
228A Cognitive Development Research (Sarnecka)
229 Writing Workshop I (Sarnecka)
239 Social Dynamics (Narens/Saari/Skyrms)
239 Signal Detection Theory (Berg)
269 Brain-Inspired Machine Learning (Neftci)
269 Consciousness in Systems (Saberi)


Winter 2018 Course Offerings

201B Colloquium (Srinivasan)
203D Applied Math for Cog Sci Research (D'Zmura)
205B Running Experiments Using Matlab (Chubb)
210A Intro to Brain & Cognition I: Perception (Brewer/Sperling)
213 Mind/Body Problem (Hoffman)
228B Cognitive Development Research (Sarnecka)
229 Writing Workshop II (Sarnecka)
229 (NEW) New Science of Consciousness (Saberi)
239 Social Dynamics (Narens/Saari/Skyrms)
269 Neuromorphic Engineering (Neftci)


Spring 2018 Course Offerings

201C Colloquium (Srinivasan)
210B Intro to Brain & Cognition II: Cognition (Liljeholm/Steyvers)
214 Bayesian Cognitive Modeling (Lee)
228C Cognitive Development Research (Sarnecka)
229 Writing Workshop III (Sarnecka)
237 Advanced Bayesian Cognitive Modeling (Lee)
239 (NEW) Reproducibility (Vandekerckhove)
239 (NEW) Human Problem Solving (Pizlo)
265 Intro to fMRI (Liljeholm)
268R Cognitive Robotics (Krichmar)
289 Hearing Sources (Middlebrooks/Richards)

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