The cognitive science program spans a wide range of interests, including perception, memory, thought, language and action. Research methods include psychophysics, measures of behavioural performance and movement, brain imaging and computational modeling. The primary aim of the program is to ensure that each student acquires an in-depth understanding of research and theorizing in their area of specialization, and that they build up a substantive record of innovative research in that area. Initially, students will work in close collaboration with an advisor, but they are expected to develop into independent researchers as they progress through the program.
Prospective graduate student applicants are encouraged to contact members of the core faculty directly to inquire about training opportunities in specific research areas. Formal applications are made through the Department’s Graduate Secretary.