The Cognitive Science Department provides theoretically-oriented research and training opportunities for undergraduates, graduate students, and post doctoral fellows. As a fully autonomous academic unit, we provide a focused environment that is wholly dedicated to the multi-disciplinary intellectual challenge of integrating contemporary approaches to the study of the mind/brain. Find out how to apply to our Ph.D. program.
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New Summer 2013 Courses for Undergraduates
- Lab-based Survey of Cognitive Science
- Semantics I
Postdoc position available
The Optimality Theory workshop (November 9-10, 2012) focused on recent developments coming from both theoretical and psycholinguistic investigations (including acquisition) in syntax/semantics. The workshop was co-organized by Géraldine Legendre (JHU) and Mike Putnam (Penn State). The program is available here.
Jennifer Culbertson has been awarded a 2012 Robert J. Glushko Dissertation Prize for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in Cognitive Science for her PhD Thesis "Learning Biases, Regularization, and the Emergence of Typological Universals in Syntax" - précis