Explore the mind

UC Berkeley Cognitive Science Program

Welcome to UC Berkeley Cognitive Science

The main objective of the discipline of Cognitive Science is to provide a framework for bringing all the many disciplines that study the mind together into a cohesive whole. Students in our program draw on psychology, linguistics, computer science, philosophy, neuroscience, and anthropology, among other fields, to illuminate how the human mind works, and why it works the way it does. Many influential ideas within cognitive science originated at Berkeley. The program draws on over forty affiliated faculty from a variety of departments, and is closely integrated with cognitive science research efforts across the campus.

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Department Highlights

CogSci Summer 22 Advising Hours

May 19, 2022
How to Access CogSci Advising during Summer 2022 This summer, all CogSci advising will be conducted by remote appointment M-Th 10am-12pm.

Please schedule needed appointments using the CalCentral appointment tool. If these times don’t work for you, please email an advisor. We will be available via email as normal throughout the summer months.

Need an Advisor's Signature?

May 19, 2022
We are announcing a new method for submitting forms needing an advisor signature. Click on the following links to submit: CogSci Declaration Elective Petition (for campus and off-campus electives, including EAP) CPT...

New Hybrid Advising Model

August 12, 2021

Due to the recent COVID 19 surge, the Cogsci advising office will be delivering services entirely remotely until further notice. The CogSci advising office has developed a new hybrid model to deliver services to students in-person, remotely, by appointment, and drop-in, and in various time zones. We hope to return to that model once it is safe to do so.

To make an advising appointment, students should use the CalCentral advising tool.

Catherine will hold remote drop-in...