Center for Cognitive Science (RuCCS)
Dr. Lila Gleitman
gleitman {at} psych.upenn.edu 

Psycholinguistics: morphological and syntactic structure. Language acquisition: representation of the soundwave; syntax; construction of the lexicon.

Dr. Jane Grimshaw  (Center for Cognitive Science(RuCCS))
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Representation and acquisition of lexical information; development of minimalist and optimality-based theories of phrase structure and functional projections.

Dr. Zenon Pylyshyn (Psychology)
zenon {at} ruccs.rutgers.edu

Studies of visual attention and preattentive location indexing with application to visual tracking, perceptual- motor coordination, and teleoperation; empirical constraints on cognitive architecture, especially for imagery.

   
Computer Science
Dr. L. Thorne McCarty
   
Linguistics
Dr. Alan Prince
prince {at} ruccs.rutgers.edu

Phonological theory and the cognitive science of language; interaction of universal constraints on representational well-formedness to define grammatical systems.

   
Philosophy
Dr. Jerry Fodor
fodor {at} ruccs.rutgers.edu

Philosophical problems about psychology, including theoretical and experimental investigations of cognitive architecture, psycholinguistics and cognitive development.

   
Psychology
Dr. Charles Gallistel
galliste {at} ruccs.rutgers.edu

Fully automated, highly diagnostic behavioral screens for abilities in learning and memory in the mouse and zebra fish. Also, animal cognition: spatial, temporal, and numerical learning and reasoning in animals.

Dr. Rochel Gelman
rgelman {at} ruccs.rutgers.edu

Causal and quantitative reasoning, constraints on concept acquisition, and the role of informal environments (e.g., in cognitive development).

Dr. Charles Schmidt
Professor of Psychology and Computer Science, FAS-NB; Ph.D., Iowa

Human and machine planning; plan recognition; problem solving and learning

 

The Individualized Major must consist of at least 36 credits. The courses listed below are recommended for students who are interested in the cognitive science of vision. To learn more about a course, click on the name to bring up the department’s course description and pre-requisites required (if any).

  1. One of the following courses: 01:185:201: Cognitive Science: A Multi-disciplinary Introduction, recitation included (4) and/or 01:185:301: Cognition and Decision Making, recitation included (4) and/or 01:185:310: The Concept of Concepts in Cognitive Science (3) and/or 01:185:320: Research Methods in Cognitive Science (3) and/or 01:185:410: Language and Cognition (3) and/or 01:185:411: Advanced Topics in Cognitive Science I, recitation included (4).

  2. 01:185:495: Research in Cognitive Science (minimum 3 credits). Students may also fulfill this requirement via Departmental Honors or College Honors courses.

  3. 01:830:301:  Sensation and Perception (3)

  4. 01:830:302:  Sensation and Perception Lab (1)

  5. One or more of the following courses:
    01:198:107:  Computing for Math and Sciences (3)
    01:198:111:  Introduction to Computer Science (4)
    01:198:112:  Data structures (4)
    01:198:344:  Design and Analysis of Computer Algorithms (4)
    01:198:428:  Introduction to Computer Graphics (4)
    01:198:440:  Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (4)
    14:125:405:  Introduction to Neural Processes (3)

  6. One or more of the following courses:
    01:640:300:  Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning (3)
    01:640:338:  Discrete and Probabilistic Models in Biology (3)   
    01:640:428:  Graph Theory (3)
    01:640:461:  Mathematical Logic (3)
    01:640:477:  Mathematical Theory of Probability (3)
    01:640:478:  Probability 2 (3)
    01:640:481:  Mathematical Theory of Statistics (3)
    01:960:379:  Basic Probability Theory (3)
    01:960:381:  Theory of Probability (3)
    01:960:382:  Theory of Statistics (3)

  7. One or more of the following courses:
    01:730:328:  Philosophy of Psychology (3)
    01:730:329:  Minds, Machines and Persons (3)
    01:730:360:  Philosophical Aspects of Cognitive Science (3)     
    01:730:418:  Philosophy of Mind (3)

  8. One or more of the following courses:
    01:830:305:  Cognition (3)
    01:830:307:  Perception in Cognitive Science (3)
    01:830:313:  Physiological Psychology (3)
    01:830:480:  Topics in Visual Perception (3)
    01:146:245:  Fundamentals of Neurobiology (3)
    01:146:295:  Essentials of Cell Bio and Neuro (3)

 

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The Individualized Major must consist of at least 36 credits. The courses listed below are recommended for students who are interested in the cognitive science of language. To learn more about a course, click on the name to bring up the department’s course description and pre-requisites required (if any).

  1. One of the following courses: 01:185:201: Cognitive Science: A Multi-disciplinary Introduction, recitation included (4) and/or 01:185:301: Cognition and Decision Making, recitation included (4) and/or 01:185:310: The Concept of Concepts in Cognitive Science (3) and/or 01:185:320: Research Methods in Cognitive Science (3) and/or 01:185:410: Language and Cognition (3) and/or 01:185:411: Advanced Topics in Cognitive Science I, recitation included (4).

  2. 01:185:495: Research in Cognitive Science (minimum 3 credits). Students may also fulfill this requirement via Departmental Honors or College Honors courses.

  3. 01:615:201: Introduction to Linguistic Theory (3)

  4. 01:830:351: Psychology of Language (3)

  5. 01:830:352: Psychology of Language Lab (1)

  6. 01:830:353: Language Acquisition (3) OR
    01:830:484: Language Acquisition (3)

  7. One of the following courses:
    01:730:210: Philosophy of Language (3)
    01:730:420: Philosophy of Language (3)

  8. Two or more of the following upper-level linguistics courses:
    01:615:305: Syntax (3)
    01:615:315: Phonology (3)
    01:615:325: Semantics (3)
    01:615:411: Morphology (3)
    01:615:441: Linguistics and Cognitive Science (3)
    01:615:445: Language and Cognition (3)

  9. One or more of the following courses in logic:
    01:730:201: Introduction to Logic (3)
    01:730:315: Applied Symbolic Logic (3)
    01:730:407: Intermediate Logic I (3)
    01:730:408: Intermediate Logic II (3)
    01:640:461: Mathematical Logic (3)

  10. One or more of the following courses:
    01:198:107: Computing for Math and Sciences (3)       
    01:198:111: Introduction to Computer Science (4)
    01:198:112: Data structures (4))
    01:198:314: Principles of Programming Languages (4)
    01:198:344: Design and Analysis of Computer Algorithms (4)
    01:198:415: Compilers (4)
    01:198:440: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (4)
    01:198:452: Formal Languages and Automata (3)

 

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The Individualized Major must consist of at least 36 credits. The courses listed below are recommended for students who are interested in an overview of cognitive science. To learn more about a course, click on the name to bring up the department’s course description and pre-requisites required (if any).

  1. One of the following courses: 01:185:201: Cognitive Science: A Multi-disciplinary Introduction, recitation included (4) and/or 01:185:301: Cognition and Decision Making, recitation included (4) and/or 01:185:310: The Concept of Concepts in Cognitive Science (3) and/or 01:185:320: Research Methods in Cognitive Science (3) and/or 01:185:410: Language and Cognition (3) and/or 01:185:411: Advanced Topics in Cognitive Science I, recitation included (4).

  2. 01:185:495: Research in Cognitive Science (minimum 3 credits). Students may also fulfill this requirement via Departmental Honors or College Honors courses.

  3. One or more of the following courses:
    01:198:107:  Computing for Math and Sciences (3)
    01:198:111:  Introduction to Computer Science (4)
    01:198:112:  Data structures (4)
    01:198:205:  Introduction to Discrete Structures I (4)
    01:198:440:  Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (4)

  4. One or more of the following courses:
    01:615:201:  Introduction to Linguistic Theory (3)
    01:615:305:  Syntax (3)
    01:615:315:  Phonology (3)
    01:615:325:  Semantics (3)
    01:615:441:  Linguistics and Cognitive Science (3)

  5. One or more of the following courses:
    01:730:201:  Introduction to Logic (3)                 
    01:730:328:  Philosophy of Psychology (3)
    01:730:329:  Minds, Machines and Persons (3)
    01:730:360:  Philosophical Aspects of Cognitive Science (3)

  6. One or more of the following courses:
    01:830:301:  Sensation and Perception (3)
    01:830:305:  Cognition (3)                       
    01:830:351:  Psychology of Language (3)
    01:830:484:  Language Acquisition (3)

 

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The Individualized Major must consist of at least 36 credits. The courses listed below are recommended for students who are interested in cognitive neuroscience. To learn more about a course, click on the name to bring up the department’s course description and pre-requisites required (if any).

  1. One of the following courses: 01:185:201: Cognitive Science: A Multi-disciplinary Introduction, recitation included (4) and/or 01:185:301: Cognition and Decision Making, recitation included (4) and/or 01:185:310: The Concept of Concepts in Cognitive Science (3) and/or 01:185:320: Research Methods in Cognitive Science (3) and/or 01:185:410: Language and Cognition (3) and/or 01:185:411: Advanced Topics in Cognitive Science I, recitation included (4).

  2. 01:185:495: Research in Cognitive Science (minimum 3 credits). Students may also fulfill this requirement via Departmental Honors or College Honors courses.

  3. Two or more of the following courses:
    01:146:245: Fundamentals of Neurobiology (3)
    01:146:295: Essentials of Cell Bio and Neuro (3)
    01:146:445: Advanced Neurobiology I (4)
    01:146:447: Advanced Neurobiology II (3)
    01:447:380: Genetics (4)
    01:447:484: Behavioral and Neural Genetics (3)
    01:119:195: Brain, Mind and Behavior (3)

  4. One or more of the following courses:
    01:730:329:  Minds, Machines and Persons (3)
    01:730:360:  Philosophical Aspects of Cognitive Science (3)
    01:730:418:  Philosophy of Mind (3)

  5. Two or more of the following courses:
    01:830:305:  Cognition (3)
    01:830:313:  Physiological Psychology (3)
    01:830:361:  Developmental Psychobiology (3)
    01:830:410:  Advanced Topics in Psychobiology (3)
    01:830:411:  Advanced Topics in Psychobiology, WI (3)
    01:830:412:  Neuropsychopharmacology (3)
    01:830:463:  Behavioral Pharmacology (3)

  6. One or more of the following courses:
    01:198:107:  Computing for Math and Sciences (3)
    01:198:111:  Introduction to Computer Science (4)
    01:198:440:  Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (4)
    01:640:338:  Discrete and Probabilistic Models in Biology (3)
    14:125:405:  Introduction to Neural Processes (3)

 

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Contact RuCCS

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Piscataway, NJ 08854-8020


Phone:

  • 848-445-1625
  • 848-445-6660
  • 848-445-0635


Fax:

  • 732-445-6715