News

January 8, 2021

Hello Golden Bears!

The Cognitive Science Program is looking to collect feedback from students, current and former, regarding their volunteer, research, and/or internship experiences as they relate to cognitive science. The purpose of this is to gain an understanding of where our students are when they're out in the field as well as to know which opportunities our students would enthusiastically endorse. 

December 17, 2020

As you all wrap up finals, the advising staff would like you all to know that from December 23rd-Jan 4th the advisors will be out of the office. We will not be available for appointments and cannot promise that we will be checking our emails during this time. If you have something pressing that needs to be discussed, you still have the opportunity to schedule appointments on Dec. 21-22 (next Monday and Tuesday); otherwise you will have to wait until Jan. 5th for our appointments to open again. 

November 4, 2020

CogSci 190, Section 2, entitled Rhythms of the Brain: Neuronal Communication and Networks can count as the Computational Modeling Requirement for Spring '21 Please make sure to read the course description as this course will require calculus and discrete math skills. 

May 5, 2020

Any students interested in enrolling in CogSci classes remotely in Fall 2020, please check back later for updates. We are hoping to enable anyone from anywhere in the world to enroll in Fall 20 cogsci courses. Stay well everyone! 

April 14, 2020

COGSCI N1: Introduction to Cognitive Science - Class #: 13101 

Prerequisite / Lower Division Course for CogSci

Meets Social & Behavioral Sciences, L&S Breadth

  • 3 units

  • Taught by Linda Isaac 

  • Summer Session A: May 26 - July 2

  • TU, W, TH: 10:00 am - 12:29 pm

April 3, 2020

December 2, 2019

We have recently learned that L&S has changed their practice regarding concurrent enrollment at both a community college and at UCB during the same Fall or Spring semester. 

 

The College will, from now on, ONLY approve a request to enroll at both a CC and UCB at the same time IF: 

 

Student formally requests approval before enrolling in CC course

Student can demonstrate that extraordinary circumstances prevent the student from taking said course at UCB

Student is NOT in their first or final term

May 14, 2019

Cognitive Science major Karen Lee has won the Lipson Essay Prize. Way to go Karen!!! 

May 6, 2019

We have some amazing new Cog Sci Affiliated Faculty joining us this year! 

Check out our Cog Sci Affiliated Faculty page to get to know them! 

Dr. Linda Isaac will be teaching Cog Sci 1 this summer. 

Dr. Ben Pageler will be teaching Cog Sci 180 and Cog Sci 1 this summer and Cog Sci 1 in the fall.  

Dr. Elena Luchkina will be teaching Cog Sci 131 in the summer and fall. 

April 9, 2019

The CogSci faculty have decided not to enforce a 75 unit cap on declarations for Fall 18 Frosh as anticipated. We will continue to accept any student who meets the GPA and prerequisite requirements and can feasibly complete the major, regardless of unit total. 

Please note that CogSci 131: Computational Models of Cognition will be available Summer 19 and Fall 19. It will NOT be offered in Spring 2020. If you are graduating Spring 2020 and you need Cog Sci 131, you MUST take the course in Summer 19 or Fall 19. Contact peer or staff advising with questions. 

NEW SECTION ADDED IN SESSION D! CogSci N1: Introduction to Cognitive Science

M, Tu, W, Th 2-4pm

Class # 16006

Session A: (May 28 - July 5)

 

CogSci N1: Introduction to Cognitive Science

Mm T, W, Th 10-12

Class #: 15905

 

October 30, 2018

We have received approval to reduce the required number of upper division units for the Cognitive Science major from 30 to 26. Therefore, students who opt to fulfill our Philosophy requirement with a lower division option, can do so (in most cases) without needing a fourth elective. This change applies to all current and future declared Cognitive Science majors. 

September 18, 2018

Congratulations to Paul Li for being named a Lecturer Teaching Fellow for the 18-19 academic year. The program, administered by the Center for Teaching and Learning, supports Fellows in generating dynamic tools and resources for enriching and/or innovating teaching practices on campus.

September 5, 2018

Neuronline

Deciding to apply to graduate school is a big decision. The admission timeline for most PhD programs in the United States begins one year before enrollment. Meaning, if you want to go straight to grad school from undergrad, you’ll have to apply during your senior year. While a seamless transition may be appealing, it’s important to consider the strength of your application with respect to your target programs and schools.

July 25, 2018

Have you noticed? Millennials appear to be everywhere. Not that this group -- the sizable cohort born between 1981 and 1997, now estimated at 75.4 million Americans -- was ever invisible. What’s changed is their status.

Career Center Blog

As a Cal student, I countdown the days until the next spring or winter break. After weeks of rigorous school work, sometimes career exploration gets pushed off to the side; however, apart from sleeping in, Netflix binge watching or catching up on school work, I have learned to take advantage of many opportunities during breaks. I have listed five great activities that can also help you with career exploration.

  1. Update your Resume or Linkedin

July 23, 2018

July 17, 2018

Hooray! Two new Psychology hires have recently joined the faculty, and have permanent teaching commitments to teach Cognitive Science: Celeste Kidd and Steve Piantidosi. 

After 10 years as program director, Terry Regier gets a long-deserved sabbatical for the 18-19 academic year. David Whitney will be serving as Interim Director in his stead. Welcome Professor Whitney!