Cognitive Science Program


Established in 1989, the Program in Cognitive Science at Indiana University brings together faculty from many departments to study cognition and information. Cognitive Science at Indiana University offers many special strengths. The program is highly integrated, encouraging interdisciplinary cooperation between all the participating disciplines.

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  • Izquierdo, Eduardo J.; Beer, Randall D. (PLOS Computational Biology, 2013-02)
    Increased efforts in the assembly and analysis of connectome data are providing new insights into the principles underlying the connectivity of neural circuits. However, despite these considerable advances in connectomics, ...
  • Landy, David; Allen, Colin; Anderson, Michael (Cambridge University Press, 2011)
    We dispute Carey's assumption that distinct core cognitive processes employ domain-specific input analyzers to construct proprietary representations. We give reasons to believe that conceptual systems co-opt core components ...
  • Manser, Marta B.; Allen, Colin; Townsend, Simon W. (Royal Society Publishing, 2011-10-12)
    Individual recognition is thought to be a crucial ability facilitating the evolution of animal societies. Given its central importance, much research has addressed the extent of this capacity across the animal kingdom. ...
  • Allen, Colin (Springer, 2011-12-11)
    Questions about fish consciousness and cognition are receiving increasing attention. In this paper, I explain why one must be careful to avoid drawing conclusions too hastily about this hugely diverse set of species.
  • Allen, Colin; Wallach, Wendell (Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2011)
    Purpose – In spite of highly publicized competitions where computers have prevailed over humans, the intelligence of computer systems still remains quite limited in comparison to that of humans. Present day computers provide ...

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