Cognitive Science is an interdisciplinary area of study that seeks to understand the workings of the human mind. Bringing together scientific methods, techniques and perspectives from a range of disciplines – including psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, computer science and philosophy – cognitive science examines how knowledge is acquired, systematically structured and computationally processed within the brain.
As part of the Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences (MaKS) the role of the Department of Cognitive Science is to examine how human experience gives rise to knowledge structures that are able to support complex behaviours such as speaking, thinking, perceiving and remembering. Understanding the nature of these knowledge structures - cracking the cognitive code - is the ultimate goal of the research being conducted.
For more information visit the Department of Cognitive Science page.