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Cognitive Science is the interdisciplinary study of the mind.

This multidisciplinary field uses both knowledge and methods from a variety of fields, including:

  • Psychology
  • Computer Science
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Philosophy
  • Linguistics
  • Anthropology
  • Neuroscience
  • Biology

Tufts has built up a world-renowned faculty in Cognitive Science, some of whom have been prominent since the birth of the field. Our joint PhD program offers a joint degree in Cognitive Science and one of its four host disciplines:

  • Psychology
  • Computer Science
  • Child Development
  • Education

In the spirit of the pioneers of the field, our program guarantees an exceptional interdisciplinary breadth of topics from all the defining fields of Cognitive Science. Some of the themes that our faculty specializes in are:

  • Human-human communication
  • Psycho- and Neurolinguistics
  • Human Development
  • Sign language
  • Human-robot communication
  • STEM education
  • Animal cognition
  • Human memory