Cognitive studies examines different approaches to questions concerning the nature of mind, the representation of knowledge, the acquisition, comprehension, and production of language, the development of learning and intelligence, and the assessment of "goodness of fit" between purportedly similar systems (e.g., the computer and the mind). Exploration of some or all of these questions has been and is being undertaken in such disciplines as cognitive psychology, linguistics, philosophy, intelligence, neuroscience, animal cognition, social cognition and others. The concentration in cognitive studies therefore represents a formal means of bringing together students and faculty in different disciplines who share common interests. We seek to enrich the view provided by any one discipline through an exploration of the methodologies of others. The concentration is designed for students majoring in psychology,philosophy, computer science or linguisitics, although all students are welcome.
For more information on Carleton's Cognitive Studies Concentration, consult any of the following links. If you are interested, you will also find links to home pages for departments, instructors, and courses involved in the concentration.
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