Chair’s Message

Welcome to the website for the Carleton University Undergraduate and Graduate programs in Cognitive Science.

Cognitive Science is an emerging field that brings together various approaches to the study of human cognition, drawing from psychology, linguistics, neuroscience, philosophy and computer science. Historically, study in Cognitive Science has been conducted within these traditional disciplines and such study still represents important areas of research, as in cognitive psychology within psychology or artificial intelligence within computer science. However, increasingly many researchers and practitioners are feeling a need for a background that integrates basic knowledge in the foundational disciplines and prepares them to work across academic fields.

I hope that you will enjoy exploring our website and discover the breadth of the cutting-edge research in our Department. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for additional information.

Warm regards

Jo-Anne LeFevre, Ph.D., Chancellor’s Professor

Chair, Department of Cognitive Science