Perceptual Science integrates computational modeling and experiments across Psychology and Computer Science, with contributions from Linguistics, Philosophy and Neuroscience as well.
The interdisciplinary Perceptual Science core was formed in 2006 with the support of an Integrative Graduate Education and Training Program (IGERT) from the National Science Foundation. The program supported more than 25 trainees, with graduates going on to careers in academics and industry. Perceptual Science remains a major component of research and training at RuCCS, with active collaborations and frequent seminars and colloquia, as well as the annual RuCCS Perceptual and Cognitive Science Forum.
Graduate students are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunities for training in both Computer Science and Psychology, and to embark on collaborative research across these areas. Opportunities are also available for interdisciplinary team projects with fellow students by taking the novel course Integrative Methods in Perceptual Science, developed with support from NSF.