How She Can Help

  • Assist faculty prepare budgets (multi-year forecasting) for grant submissions.
  • Work with OSRP on pre-award, post-award, and grant close out processes
  • Maintain departmental budgets to ensure proper allocation of spending
  • Work with Undergraduate and Graduate Director to maintain student data/files
  • Closely work with department Administrator to ensure all faculty and staff needs are met

Bio

Shiva has a B.S. in Accounting from Rutgers Business School. She has over 13+ years’ experience at Rutgers University where she worked as an Administrative Assistant (CMBN), Department Administrator (OIT), before joining RuCCS as the Business Manager. She specializes in budget analysis, preparing financial budgets for grant submissions, year-end reconciliations, working with program directors on graduate and undergraduate programs, and navigating departmental HR processes.

Contact Info

Shivangiben (Shiva) Patel
Business Manager
RuCCS, Center for Cognitive Sciences
152 Frelinghuysen Road (A133)
Piscataway, NJ 08854
848-445-1625 (P)/848-445-6715 (F)
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How She Can Help

  • Funding Opportunities: Identify grant opportunities that further Center initiatives, as well as facilitate writing and submitting them for review.
  • Strategic Support: Evaluate and execute on ideas that further Center initiatives.
  • Conference & Workshop Organization: Brainstorm and help execute on collaborative meetings and workshops.
  • Professional Development: Support the professional development of students in Cognitive Science. For example, editing professional materials such as CVs and research statements.
  • Rutgers Student Opportunities: Pair students with Cognitive Science related opportunities within the Rutgers community.

Bio

Sara has a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Rice University with expertise in the areas of memory, aging, and neuroscience. She has 10+ years’ experience in a university setting where she conducted empirical research, designed course curriculum, and wrote large scale grants. She recently comes to us from industry (CEB – Now Gartner), where she led a quantitative team in the design, analysis, and implementation of data-based solutions for HR executives.

Click here to view Sara's CV.

Publications

Press

Contact Info

Sara Pixley
Executive Staff Director
RuCCS, The Center for Cognitive Sciences 
152 Frelinghuysen Road, A135, Busch Campus
Piscataway, New Jersey 08854
Phone: (848) 445-2973 / Fax: (732) 445-6715
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The Center for Cognitive Science offers a Bachelors Degree in Cognitive Science (B.A.). Below is a description of the requirements for fulfilling the new Cognitive Science Major and the five possible tracks.

Beginning Fall 2017, students will be able to declare the new Cognitive Science Major using myMajor (http://mymajor.sas.rutgers.edu). To declare students need to have taken 1 course in the Computational/Logical Reasoning Component, 1 course in the Statistical Reasoning Component, and 185:201 Introduction to Cognitive Science. Once you declare, you will be able to follow progress toward the degree using Degree Navigator (http://nbdn.rutgers.edu). If you have questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information on the Major in Cognitive Science and Careers in Cognitive Science, click here to download the flier. 

 

Tracks and Requirements

There are 5 possible tracks for the major: (1) Cognitive Neuroscience, (2) Decision Making, (3) Language, (4) Mind, Machines & Computation, and (5) Perception. Each track is structured into 5 segments: (i) Quantitative Reasoning, (ii) Foundational, (iii) Distributional, (iv) Topics Courses, and (v) Capstone. Each track will have the same two requirements in Logical and Statistical Reasoning, the same Foundational course in Cognitive Science, a set of three Distributional requirements in cognate areas, and one Capstone Course involving independent research. The selection of courses that satisfy the Topic Electives segment will vary by track.

The major must consist of a minimum of 36 credits:

  1. Students will be required to complete a minimum of 4 courses in Cognitive Science (curriculum code 185).
  2. Grades of C or better must be earned in all courses counted toward the major.
  3. At least two thirds of the total credits must be from courses offered by the School of Arts and Sciences.
  4. At least two thirds of the total credits must be at the 300-level or above.
  5. No more than 4 courses from Philosophy and no more than 4 courses from Computer Science may be counted toward the major.
  6. No more than 3 courses from any other department (not listed above) may be counted toward the major.

Quantitative Reasoning Requirements

Students must satisfy a Quantitative Reasoning Requirement by completing one course from each of the following two categories:

  1. Computational/Logical Reasoning Component. This is met by taking Introduction to Logic (730:201; 3) or Introduction to Logic (730:202; 4) or Computing for Math and the Sciences (198:107; 3) or Introduction to Discrete Structures I (198:205; 4) or Mathematical Logic (640:461; 3) or Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning (640:300; 3).
  2. Statistical Reasoning Component. This is met by taking one course from one of the following categories:
    1. Cognitive Science. Students may take Research Methods in Cognitive Science (185:320; 3).
    2. Computer Science. Students may take Introduction to Discrete Structures II (198: 206; 4).
    3. Mathematics. Students may take any course in the Calculus sequence: Calculus I (640:135; 4) or Calculus II or (640:136; 4) or Calculus I for Mathematical and Physical (640:151; 4) or Calculus I for Mathematical and Physical (640:152; 4) or Honors Calculus I (640:191; 4) or Honors Calculus II (640:192; 4).
    4. Psychology. Students may take Quantitative Methods in Psychology (830:200).
    5. Statistics. Students may take any course in the Statistics sequence, Statistics I (960:211; 3) or Introductory Statistics for Business (960:285; 3) or Basic Statistics for Research (960:401; 3)

Foundational Requirement in Cognitive Science (185:201)

One foundational course is required for all majors, “Cognitive Science: A Multi- disciplinary Introduction” (185:201; 4). This course is taught in Fall terms.

Distributional Requirements

The distributional requirements consist of taking one course in three out of five of the areas of Cognitive Science: Cognitive Neuroscience, Decision Making, Language, Mind, Machines & Computation, and Perception. One course should be taken from three of the cognate areas.

  1. Cognitive Neuroscience. Brain, Mind and Behavior (119:195; 3) or Fundamentals of Neurobiology (146:245; 3; for CBN majors) or Essentials of Cell Biology & Neuroscience (146:295; 3) or Data Structures (198:112, 4) or Physiological Psychology (830:313; 3)
  2. Decision Making. Cognition and Decision Making (185:301; 4) or Reasoning, Problem Solving, and Decision Making (830:408 or 409; 3)
  3. Language. Language and Cognition (185: 410; 4) or Introduction to Linguistic Theory (615:201; 3) or Philosophy of Language (730:210; 3) or Psychology of Language (830:351; 3)
  4. Mind, Machines & Computation. The Concept of ‘Concepts’ in Cognitive Science (185: 310; 3) or Introduction to Computer Science (198:111; 4) or Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (198: 440, 4) or Minds, Machines and Persons (730:329; 3) or Philosophical Aspects of Cognitive Science (730:360; 3)
  5. Perception. Design and Analysis of Computer Algorithms (198:344; 4) or Sensation & Perception (830:301; 3)

Capstone Course (185:411; 4 or 185:495; 3)

Students are required to take one of the following courses to satisfy the Capstone Course requirement: (1) Advanced Topics in Cognitive Science (185:411; 4; offered Spring terms) or (2) Research in Cognitive Science (185:495; 3). This capstone is usually taken in a student’s Junior or Senior year.

Tracks

Students will select from one of 5 tracks that allow for concentration in a specific area of interest: Cognitive NeuroscienceDecision MakingLanguageMind, Machines & Computation, and Perception. Remaining credits will be completed by taking a minimum of three Topics Courses in a specific area of concentration. Note: there is no double-counting of courses; even though some courses appear on multiple lists, any one course can only count for satisfying one requirement.

  1. Cognitive Neuroscience Track Topics Courses (minimum of 9 elective credits):

    Behavioral and Neural Genetics (146:384; 3)
    Advanced Neurobiology I (146:445; 3)
    Advanced Neurobiology II (146:447; 3)
    Cognitive Neuroscience Through Case Studies (185:430; 4)
    Modeling and Simulation of Continuous Systems (198: 424; 4) 
    Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (198:440; 4)
    Mathematical Models in the Social and Biological Sciences (640:338; 3) 
    Minds, Machines and Persons (730:329; 3)
    Philosophical Aspects of Cognitive Science (730:360; 3) 
    Philosophy of Mind (730:418; 3)
    Cognition (830:305; 3)
    Behavioral Pharmacology (830:363; 3)
    Advanced Topics in Psychobiology (830:411; 3)
    Neuropsychopharmacology (830:412; 3)
    Introduction to Neural Processes - Biological and Artificial (14:125:440; 3)

  2. Decision Making Track Topics Courses (minimum of 9 elective credits):

    Human Nature and Human Diversity (185:253; 4)
    Cognition and Decision Making (185:301; 4) 
    Research Methods in Cognitive Science (185:320; 3) 
    Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis (220:320; 3) 
    Behavioral Economics (220:480; 3)
    Game Theory and Economics (220:482; 3)
    Mathematical Models in Social Sciences (640:339; 3)
    Philosophy of Psychology (730:328; 3)
    The Logic of Decision (730:424; 3)
    Small Groups (830:326; 3)
    Abnormal Psychology (830:340; 3)
    Research Methods in Psychology (830:355; 3)
    Health Psychology (830:377; 3)
    Reasoning, Problem Solving, and Decision Making (830:408 or 409; 3)

  3. Language Track Topics Courses (minimum of 9 elective credits):

    At least one course must be taken from this list: 
    Syntax (615:305; 3)
    Phonology (615:315; 3)
    Semantics (615:325; 3)
    Pragmatics (615:350; 3)

    At least one course must be taken from this list: 
    Philosophy of Language (730:420; 3)
    Semantics of Language (730:421; 3)
    Psychology of Language (830:351 or 615:371; 3)
    Language Acquisition (830:353; 3 or 615:433; 3) or Language Acquisition (830:484; 3)

    Other additional electives: 
    Language and Cognition (185:410; 4)
    Introduction to French Syntax (420:333; 3)
    Historical Linguistics (615:330; 3)
    Morphology (615:411; 3)
    Evolution of the Human Language Capacity (615:415; 3) 
    Language Typology (615:421; 3)
    Experimental Methodologies in Language Acquisition (615:435; 3) 
    Linguistics and Cognitive Science (615:441; 3)
    Phonetics (615:451; 3)
    Current Issues in Second Language Acquisition (940:420; 3) Spanish Syntax (940:421; 3)
    Spanish Semantics (940:422; 3)
    Spanish Phonetics and Phonology (940:362; 3)
    Bilingualism in the Spanish-Speaking World (940:363; 3)

  4. Mind, Machines & Computation Track Topics Courses (minimum of 9 elective credits):

    Brain, Mind, and Behavior (119:195; 3; honors) 
    Introduction to Neural Processes (125:405; 3)
    The Concept of ‘Concepts’ in Cognitive Science (185:360; 3) 
    Introduction to Discrete Structures I (198:205; 4) 
    Introduction to Discrete Structures II (198:206; 4)
    Design and Analysis of Computer Algorithms (198:344; 4) 
    Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (198:440; 4)
    Formal Languages and Automata (198:452; 3)
    Minds, Machines and Persons (730:329; 3)
    Philosophical Aspects of Cognitive Science (730:360; 3) 
    Philosophy of Mind (730:418; 3)
    Cognition (830: 305; 3)

  5. Perception Track Topics Courses (minimum of 9 elective credits):

    Visual Intelligence (185:401; 3)
    Design and Analysis of Computer Algorithms (198:344; 4) 
    Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (198:440; 4)
    Philosophy of Psychology (730:328; 3)
    Philosophical Aspects of Cognitive Science (730:360; 3) 
    Sensation & Perception (830:301; 3)
    Physiological Psychology (830:313; 3)
    Topics in Visual Perception (830:480; 3)

    One of the following:
    Graph Theory (640:428; 3) or
    Mathematical Logic (640:461; 3)
    Mathematical Theory of Probability (640:477; 3)

Directions to the Fiber Optics Building

DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO THE FIBER OPTICS BUILDING:

Address: 101 Bevier Rd, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 (Bevier/Taylor Roads Closed due to construction)
Campus: Busch

To view a map of the campus, click here. 

 

Garden State Parkway Southbound (from northern points):

  1. Merge onto I-95 S/NJ Turnpike S via Exit 129 and stay on I-95 S for about 8.5 miles. 
  2. Merge onto Route 18 N via Exit 9. 
  3. After you pass through the tollbooths, bear right and follow signs for Route 18 N “New Brunswick.” 
  4. Stay in the left two lanes and continue on Route 18 N for about 5.5 miles. 
  5. Once you cross over the Raritan River, take the third exit ramp marked “Metlars Lane, Livingston Campus, Rutgers RAC” and stay in the left lane.
  6. At the light, turn left onto Avenue E.
  7. Follow Avenue E for about ½ mile, continuing straight through the light; Avenue E is now Davidson Road.
  8. Continue straight on Davidson Road for about a ¼ mile.
  9. Turn left onto Bartholomew Road.
  10. Make the first left into the parking Lot 51 (this is a visitor lot so no permit required). 

***Follow the walking directions below!

Garden State Parkway Northbound (from southern points):

  1. Merge onto I-287 N via Exit 127 and stay on I-287 N for about 12 miles. 
  2. Take the River Road exit, Exit 9 towards “Bound Brook/Highland Park” and stay in the left lane.
  3. At the traffic light, make a left onto River Road/County Hwy-622 towards “Highland Park”.
  4. Continue on River Road for about 4 miles, you will drive under the overpass for Route 18.
  5. Stay left and merge onto Route 18 N towards Piscataway via the ramp on the left.
  6. Follow Route 18 N for two exits.  Take the exit ramp marked “Metlars Lane, Livingston Campus, Rutgers RAC” and stay in the left lane.
  7. At the light, turn left onto Avenue E.
  8. Follow Avenue E for about ½ mile, continuing straight through the light; Avenue E is now Davidson Road.
  9. Continue straight on Davidson Road for about a ¼ mile.
  10. Turn left onto Bartholomew Road.
  11. Make the first left into the parking Lot 51 (this is a visitor lot so no permit required). 

***Follow the walking directions below!

Interstate 287 North or South:

  1. Take the River Road exit, Exit 9 towards “Bound Brook/Highland Park.”
  2. Proceed east onto River Road/County Hwy-622 towards “Highland Park”.
  3. Continue on River Road for about 4 miles, you will drive under the overpass for Route 18.
  4. Stay left and merge onto Route 18 N towards Piscataway via the ramp on the left.
  5. Follow Route 18 N for two exits.  Take the exit ramp marked “Metlars Lane, Livingston Campus, Rutgers RAC” and stay in the left lane.
  6. At the light, turn left onto Avenue E.
  7. Follow Avenue E for about ½ mile, continuing straight through the light; Avenue E is now Davidson Road.
  8. Continue straight on Davidson Road for about a ¼ mile.
  9. Turn left onto Bartholomew Road.
  10. Make the first left into the parking Lot 51 (this is a visitor lot so no permit required). 

***Follow the walking directions below!

New Jersey Turnpike North or South:

  1. Merge onto Route 18 N via Exit 9. 
  2. After you pass through the tollbooths, bear right and follow signs for “Route 18 N “New Brunswick.” 
  3. Stay to the left and continue on Route 18 N for about 5.5 miles. 
  4. Once you cross over the Raritan River, take the third exit ramp marked “Metlars Lane, Livingston Campus, Rutgers RAC” and stay in the left lane.
  5. At the light, turn left onto Avenue E.
  6. Follow Avenue E for about ½ mile, continuing straight through the light; Avenue E is now Davidson Road.
  7. Continue straight on Davidson Road for about a ¼ mile.
  8. Turn left onto Bartholomew Road.
  9. Make the first left into the parking Lot 51 (this is a visitor lot so no permit required). 

***Follow the walking directions below!

US Route 1 North or South:

  1. Merge onto Route18 N towards “New Brunswick.” 
  2. Stay in the left two lanes and continue on Route 18 N for about 5.5 miles. 
  3. Once you cross over the Raritan River, take the third exit ramp marked “Metlars Lane, Livingston Campus, Rutgers RAC” and stay in the left lane.
  4. At the light, turn left onto Avenue E.
  5. Follow Avenue E for about ½ mile, continuing straight through the light; Avenue E is now Davidson Road.
  6. Continue straight on Davidson Road for about a ¼ mile.
  7. Turn left onto Bartholomew Road.
  8. Make the first left into the parking Lot 51 (this is a visitor lot so no permit required). 

***Follow the walking directions below!

 

DRIVING DIRECTIONS FROM HYATT REGENCY-NEW BRUNSWICK TO FIBER OPTICS BUILDING:

Address: 101 Bevier Rd, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 (Bevier/Taylor Roads closed due to construction)
Campus: Busch

  1. As you exit the hotel facility, make a right onto Neilson Street.
  2. At the traffic light, make a right onto Route 27 N/Albany Street/Raritan Avenue.
  3. After crossing over the Raritan River, at the light make a left onto River Road/County Road 622.
  4. Follow River Road for about 2 miles. 
  5. Before you reach the overpass for Route 18 you will merge onto Route 18 N towards Piscataway via the ramp on the right.
  6. Follow Route 18 N for two exits.  Take the exit ramp marked “Metlars Lane, Livingston Campus, Rutgers RAC” and stay in the left lane.
  7. At the light, turn left onto Avenue E.
  8. Follow Avenue E for about ½ mile, continuing straight through the light; Avenue E is now Davidson Road.
  9. Continue straight on Davidson Road for about a ¼ mile.
  10. Turn left onto Bartholomew Road.
  11. Make the first left into the parking Lot 51 (this is a visitor lot so no permit required). 

 

WALKING DIRECTIONS TO THE FIBER OPTICS AUDITORIUM:

As you exit parking Lot 51 keeping the Busch Student Center on your left, walk across Bartholomew Road towards parking Lot 68 and go to the back of the lot.  This should place you in front of the Biomedical Engineering Building which has a huge silver sculpture in front of it.  As you face the Biomedical Building, turn left and take the brick walkway towards the Fiber Optics Building (about 130 paces).  The entrance will be on your left into the main Lobby.  Continue straight through the Lobby towards the back to enter the Auditorium. 

 

WALKING DIRECTIONS FROM LOT 51 TO THE FIBER OPTICS AUDITORIUM:

As you exit parking Lot 51 keeping the Busch Student Center on your left, walk across Bartholomew Road towards parking Lot 68 and go to the back of the lot.  This should place you in front of the Biomedical Engineering Building which has a huge silver sculpture in front.  As you face the Biomedical Building, turn left and take the brick walkway towards the Fiber Optics Building (about 130 paces).  The entrance will be on your left into the main Lobby.  Continue straight through the Lobby towards the back to enter the Auditorium. 

 

 


 

 

Directions to the Faculty and Staff Livingston Club Room

DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO FACULTY AND STAFF LIVINGSTON CLUB ROOM:

Address: 85 Avenue E., Piscataway, NJ 08854
Campus: Livingston (Dining Commons)

Click here to get detailed directions.
To view a map of the campus, click here.

 

DRIVING DIRECTIONS FROM  FIBER OPTICS BUILDING TO THE LIVINGSTON DINING COMMONS (PARKING LOT 101):

Address: 85 Avenue E, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Campus: Livingston 

  1. As you exit parking Lot 51, make a right onto Bartholomew Road. 
  2. Follow Bartholomew Road and make a right on to Davidson Road. 
  3. Continue straight through the traffic light, Davidson Road now changes to Avenue E. 
  4. Follow Avenue E for about a ½ mile until you come to a traffic circle. 
  5. At the traffic circle, take the first exit and continue straight on Avenue E. 
  6. In about 250 feet make a left into the parking Lot 101 (this is a visitor lot so no permit required). 
  7. Follow the Yellow Lawn Signage from parking Lot 101 to the Livingston Dining Commons.  

 

 


 

 

Directions to Hyatt Regency - New Brunswick

DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO THE HYATT REGENCY-NEW BRUNSWICK:

Address: 2 Albany Street, New Brunswick, NJ  08901, 1-732-873-1234

 

Garden State Parkway Southbound (from northern points):

  1. Merge onto I-95 S/NJ Turnpike S via Exit 129 and stay on I-95 S for about 8.5 miles. 
  2. Merge onto Route 18 N via Exit 9. 
  3. After you pass through the tollbooths, bear right and follow signs for Route 18 N “New Brunswick.” 
  4. Continue on Route 18 N for about 1.5 miles. 
  5. Take the New Street exit ramp on the right and cross over Route 18.
  6. Go 4 blocks and make a right onto Nielson Street.
  7. About 1 mile down, the Hotel will be on your right.

Garden State Parkway Northbound (from southern points):

  1. Merge onto I-287 N via Exit 127 and stay on I-287 N for about 12 miles. 
  2. Take the River Road exit, Exit 9 towards “Bound Brook/Highland Park” and stay in the left lane.
  3. At the traffic light, make a left onto River Road/County Hwy-622 towards “Highland Park”.
  4. Continue on River Road for about 7 miles to the end. 
  5. Turn right onto “Route 27 S/Albany Street/Raritan Avenue” and go over the Raritan River. 
  6. Travel 2 blocks and make a left onto Nielson Street.
  7. The Hotel will be on your left.

Interstate 287 North or South:

  1. Take the River Road exit, Exit 9 towards “Bound Brook/Highland Park” and stay in the left lane.
  2. At the traffic light, make a left onto River Road/County Hwy-622 towards “Highland Park”.
  3. Continue on River Road for about 7 miles to the end. 
  4. Turn right onto “Route 27 S/Albany Street/Raritan Avenue” and go over the Raritan River. 
  5. Travel 2 blocks and make a left onto Nielson Street.
  6. The Hotel will be on your left.

New Jersey Turnpike North or South:

  1. Merge onto Route 18 N via Exit 9. 
  2. After you pass through the tollbooths, bear right and follow signs for Route 18 N “New Brunswick.” 
  3. Stay to the left and continue on Route 18 N for about 1.5 miles. 
  4. Take the New Street exit ramp on the right and cross over Route 18.
  5. Go 4 blocks and make a right onto Nielson Street.
  6. About 1 mile down, the Hotel will be on your right.

US Route 1 North or South:

  1. Merge onto Route18 N towards “New Brunswick.” 
  2. Stay in the left two lanes and continue on Route 18 N for about 1.5 miles. 
  3. Take the New Street exit ramp on the right and cross over Route 18.
  4. Go 4 blocks and make a right onto Nielson Street.
  5. About 1 mile down, the Hotel will be on your right.

 

DRIVING DIRECTIONS FROM  LIVINGSTON PARKING LOT 101 TO HYATT REGENCY-NEW BRUNSWICK:

Address: 2 Albany Street, New Brunswick, NJ  08901, 1-732-873-1234

  1. Make a right out of parking Lot 101 onto Avenue E.
  2. At the traffic circle, take the second exit and continue on Avenue E. 
  3. Continue straight through the traffic light and merge onto Route 18 S via the ramp on your right. 
  4. Follow Route 18 S for about 1 mile. 
  5. Take the River Road ramp towards “Piscataway/Highland Park”.
  6. At the end of the ramp at the traffic light, make a left onto River Road/County Hwy-622 towards “Highland Park”.
  7. Continue on River Road for about 2 miles to the end. 
  8. Turn right onto “Route 27 S/Albany Street/Raritan Avenue” and go over the Raritan River. 
  9. Travel 2 blocks and make a left onto Nielson Street.
  10. The Hotel will be on your left.

 

DRIVING DIRECTIONS FROM NEWARK AIRPORT TO THE HYATT REGENCY-NEW BRUNSWICK:

From: Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), 3 Brewster Road, Newark, NJ 07114, USA
To: 2 Albany Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA

24.7 miles (about 30 minutes)

1. Head southeast 453 ft
2. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Parking A/Parking B/Parking C 0.3 mi
3. Slight left toward Newark International Airport St 400 ft
4. Continue onto Newark International Airport St 0.4 mi
5. Keep right to stay on Newark International Airport St 0.2 mi
6. Keep right at the fork to continue toward U.S. 1 S/U.S. 9 S 0.2 mi
7. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for US 1 S/US 9 S/Interstate 95/NJ Turnpike/Elizabeth and merge onto U.S. 1 S/U.S. 9 S 1.2 mi
8. Take the exit toward New Jersey Turnpike/Interstate 95/Dowd Ave/North Ave/Eliz Seaport 0.2 mi
9. Continue onto NJ-81 S (Partial toll road) 1.1 mi
10. Take the I-95 S exit (Toll road) 361 ft
11. Keep left at the fork and merge onto I-95 S (Toll road) 17.7 mi
12. Take exit 9 to merge onto County Rd 527 N/NJ-18 N toward US-1/New Brunswick (Partial toll road) 2.0 mi
13. Take the exit toward New Jersey 27/New Brunswick Exits 0.1 mi
14. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for New Jersey 18 Service Rd 400 ft
15. Continue onto New Jersey 18 Service Rd 0.6 mi
16. Slight right onto the exit ramp 0.1 mi
17. Continue onto New St 0.1 mi
18. Turn right onto Neilson St. Destination will be on the right 0.2 mi

  


  

Directions to Newark Airport

DRIVING DIRECTIONS FROM THE HYATT REGENCY-NEW BRUNSWICK TO NEWARK AIRPORT:

From: 2 Albany Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
To: Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), 3 Brewster Road, Newark, NJ 07114, USA

23.5 miles (about 30 minutes)

1. Head south on Neilson St toward Paterson St 0.2 mi
2. Turn left at New St 0.1 mi
3. Slight right onto Burnet St 0.5 mi
4. Merge onto Memorial Pkwy 0.3 mi
5. Continue onto Burnet St 0.5 mi
6. Continue straight onto County Rd 527 S/NJ-18 S 0.7 mi
7. Take the N.J. Turnpike ramp (Toll road) 0.2 mi
8. Keep left to continue toward I-95 N (Toll road) 0.1 mi
9. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for New York N (Toll road) 0.3 mi
10. Keep left at the fork and merge onto I-95 N (Toll road) 18.1 mi
11. Take exit 13A toward Newark Airport/Elizabeth Seaport (Toll road) 0.3 mi
12. Keep left to continue toward NJ-81 N (Toll road) 0.3 mi
13. Continue onto NJ-81 N (Partial toll road) 0.8 mi
14. Take the exit on the left toward US 1-9/Newark 0.4 mi
15. Slight right 0.5 mi
16. Take the Terminal A ramp to Newark Airport
/Parking A/Parking B/Parking C/Terminal B/Terminal C
0.1 mi

 

 


 

Directions to New Brunswick Train Station 

TRAIN DIRECTIONS FROM NEW YORK PENN STATION TO NEW BRUNSWICK STATION:

Take the Northeast Corridor Line from NY Penn Station into New Brunswick.  The trains run about every half hour and it takes about 45-60 minutes travel time.  The fare for the trip is $13.00 one way. 

Depending on how you exit the train station, find your way to “Wall Street” (which is behind the train station) where you will find Victory Taxi Service to continue on your destination.  

 

TRAIN DIRECTIONS FROM PHILADELPHIA 30th STREET STATION TO NEW BRUNSWICK STATION

Take a SEPTA train from the Philadelphia 30th Street Station to the Trenton Transit Center.    From the Trenton Transit Center, take the Northeast Corridor Line to New Brunswick.  The trains from the Philadelphia 30th Street Station run about every 40 minutes and it takes about 50 minutes travel time.  The trains from the Trenton Transit Center run about every 30 minutes and it takes about 30 minutes travel time.  The fare for the SEPTA trip is $9.00 one way and the fare for the NE Corridor Line is $8.50 one way.  

Depending on how you exit the train station, find your way to “Wall Street” (which is behind the train station) where you will find Victory Taxi Service to continue on your destination.  

Description of Courses Offered by Cognitive Science

185:201 Cognitive Science: A Multi-disciplinary Introduction (4 credits) is a lecture/recitation course taught by a single instructor. This course introduces students to the diverse set of concepts and formal and experimental techniques used in cognitive science. Taught in Fall semesters.

185:253 Human Nature and Diversity (3 credits) is a lecture course taught by Stephen Stich. In an era of globalization everybody talks about diversity, but how much do you actually know about human nature and human diversity? Why is there so much diversity in sex and gender, race, diet, morality and norms, political views, religious beliefs, cognition, perceptions, and emotions?  Is this just human nature?  Are there any universals in human nature?
Course satisfies the Core Curriculum: 21st Century Challenges [21C] and Arts and Humanities [AHo]

185:301 Cognition and Decision Making (4 credits) is a lecture/recitation course taught by a single instructor. This course introduces students to the subjects of reasoning and decision-making as a means of exploring a number of issues central to the field of cognitive science. Taught in Spring semesters.
Course satisfies Core Curriculum: Quantitative and Formal Reasoning (QQ).

185:310 The Concepts of "Concepts" in Cognitive Science (3 credits) is a lecture course taught by a single instructor. This course introduces students to the study of concepts from a broad interdisciplinary point of view, surveying how concepts are understood in Psychology, Philosophy, Computer Science and Neuroscience. Emphasis is on both differences in how these various disciplines view concepts as well as commonalities in the underlying ideas.

185:320 Research Methods in Cognitive Science (3 credits) is a lecture course taught by a single instructor. This course introduces students to a foundation for thinking critically about research in cognitive science. Topics may include the scientific method and consideration of strengths and weaknesses of a range of approaches, statistical reasoning and principles for ethical conduct of research.

185:395/396  Research in Cognitive Science (3 credits) is a supervised research internship in cognitive science. May include laboratory/library research. Final written report required. Pre-requisite: permission of instructor.

185:401 Visual Intelligence (3 credits) is a lecture course taught by several instructors. This course aims to introduce students to the study of visual intelligence from a computational and behavioral point of view. The emphasis is on understanding the representations that our visual systems generate, and the computations that are used to generate them.
Pre- or co-requisites: 1. Sensation & Perception (830:301). May be taken concurrently. 2. Statistics I (960:211) or Quantitative Methods in Psychology (830:200) [NOTE: must have earned a B or higher in 2.]

185:410 Language and Cognition (3 credits) is a lecture course taught by a single instructor. Topics may include speech perception, language acquisition, priming, disorders, speech errors, sentence processing, memory, color, and numerosity.
Course satisfies Core Curriculum: Quantitative and Formal Reasoning (QQ).

185:411 Advanced Topics in Cognitive Science (4 credits) is a seminar course team-taught by faculty affiliated with the Center for Cognitive Science. Faculty from psychology, computer science, linguistics, philosophy, and cognitive science will give single seminars in which they show how these diverse set of concepts and formal and experimental techniques are used to address a particular problem within cognitive science. Taught in Spring semesters.
Pre- or co-requisites: course in computer science, linguistics, philosophy, or psychology or being assigned a permission number by the instructor.

185:412 Advanced Topics II in Cognitive Science (3 credits) is a multi-sectioned course with each section investigating advanced problems and issues in cognitive science. Check the Center’s Upcoming Courses Webpage for titles, descriptions, and requirements of any sections being offered.

185:430 Cognitive Neuroscience Through Case Studies (4 credits) is a lecture course taught by a single instructor. Students will become knowledgeable about the structure and function of the human brain in people who do and do not have acquired or developmental brain disorders. Topics will include methods, vision, attention, movement and sensation, memory, neurodevelopment, and language, among others.
Pre- or co-requisites: Introduction to Cog Sci (185:201) or General Psychology (830:101)

185:495/496 Research in Cognitive Science (3 credits) is a supervised research experience or independent study. May include library or laboratory research. Written agreement with supervisor and final written report required.
Pre- or co-requisites: Cognitive Science: A Multi-disciplinary Introduction (185:201) OR Advanced Topics in Cognitive Science (185:411), an approved formal/analytic course, and permission of instructor and undergraduate program director. Open only to juniors and seniors.

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