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Cognitive Science



  • Ian Gold
  • Director, Program in Cognitive Science
  • 3465 Peel Street, Room 401
  • Montreal QC H3A 1W7
  • Wendy Brett
  • Interdisciplinary Programs Adviser
  • Telephone: 514-398-7330
  • Email: wendy [dot] brett [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Website: www.mcgill.ca/cogsci

About Cognitive Science

About Cognitive Science

Cognitive Science is the multidisciplinary study of cognition in humans and machines. The goal is to understand the principles of intelligence and thought with the hope that this will lead to a better understanding of the mind and of learning, and to the development of intelligent devices that constructively extend human abilities.

An Interfaculty Program in Cognitive Science (54 credits) is offered by the following departments:

  • Computer Science (COMP) (Science)
  • Linguistics (LING) (Arts)
  • Philosophy (PHIL) (Arts)
  • Psychology (PSYC) (Science)
Cognitive Science Committee Members:
Brendan Gillon (Linguistics)
Kristine Onishi (Psychology)
Joelle Pineau (Computer Science)
David Ragsdale (Neuroscience)
Dirk Schlimm (Philosophy )
Please note: New students are required to attend an information session held at the end of August. Please consult the cognitive science website in early August for the date and location.
—2014-2015 (last updated Mar. 4, 2014) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts and Science (B.A. & Sc.) - Honours Cognitive Science (60 credits)

The Honours Cognitive Science, which is restricted to students in the B.A. & Sc., is an extension of the Interfaculty program and offers students an opportunity to undertake a research project in close association with professors in their main Arts and Science focus areas. Prior to selecting the Honours program, students should meet with the Interdisciplinary...

For more information, see Honours Cognitive Science (60 credits).

Bachelor of Arts and Science (B.A. & Sc.) - Interfaculty Program Cognitive Science (54 credits)

The Interfaculty Program Cognitive Science, which is restricted to students in the B.A. & Sc., is a planned sequence of courses designed to permit students to focus on at least two relevant areas of study. ...

For more information, see Interfaculty Program Cognitive Science (54 credits).

Bachelor of Arts & Science—2014-2015 (last updated Mar. 4, 2014) (disclaimer)