Cognitive Science: The Essence of Interdisciplinarity

The Department of Cognitive Science promotes the study of learning, perception, action, and interaction in the physical, material, social, and cultural world. The approach is inter-disciplinary employing ideas and techniques from a number of contributing disciplines, including anthropology, communications, computer science, ethology, electrical engineering, linguistics, neurology, neurosciences, philosophy, psychology, rhetoric, and sociology. Historically, research in the department has involved a commitment to biological realism, the attribution of a crucial role for experience, and a constitutive role for physical and social context in cognitive activity. Our goal is to transcend theoretical limitations rooted in disciplinary boundaries and pursue a scientific account of cognition.

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