Majors & Minors
Pursue a degree or take courses in brain and cognitive sciences. We also administer a concentration in neuroscience.
In our nationally ranked PhD program, graduate students are considered junior colleagues and future peers.
Our research spans a large domain and straddles several disciplines in the cognitive, computational, and neural sciences.
2019 BCS University Research Award Winners
May 16, 2019
Congratulations to Farran Briggs, Jude Mitchell, and Michele Rucci, who were all 2019 recipients of University Research Awards (URA). Originally called Provost’s Multidisciplinary Awards, the University Research Awards (URA) provide "seed" grants for promising, high-risk projects, says Robert Clark, provost and senior vice president for research.
Two degrees for a student with music on her mind
May 10, 2019
Hannah Dick ’19, ’19E knew she wanted to pursue a college degree in music. But that wasn’t all. Graduating with dual degrees in percussion and brain and cognitive science, she plans to use music to help people.
All the info our brain needs for language nearly fits on a floppy disc
March 27, 2019
From New Scientist: As you learn your first language, your brain stores about 1.5 megabytes of information just a little over the amount that would fill a floppy disc (that is what the picture for the save icon represents, if you are too young to remember them).
Microscopic eye movements affect how we see contrast
January 22, 2019
It is often difficult for a driver to see a person walking on the side of the road at night—especially if the person is wearing dark colors. One of the factors causing this difficulty is a decrease in contrast, making it hard to segment an object, such as a person, from its background.
The science of seeing art and color
December 13, 2018
During three trips to London at the turn of the 20th century, Claude Monet painted more than 40 versions of a single scene: the Waterloo Bridge over the Thames River. Monet’s main subject was not the bridge itself, however; he was most captivated by the landscape and atmosphere of the scene, with its transitory light, fog, and mist.
Undergraduates are encouraged to become engaged in research projects and gain valuable experience for postgraduate education, medical school, or employment.
Research in BCS is greatly enhanced by our strong ties with departments, programs, and research centers across the University, including the Medical Center.
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