Students studying cognitive science learn about human memory, learning, perception, and problem solving. They also study the structure and function of the human brain, and how it enables intelligent behavior. As well, students learn how to characterize language, and how language use relates to human intelligence.
Using modern technology, students explore how to model cognition with computers, and how to develop intelligent computer systems and robots. And students learn the philosophical aspects of cognitive science: what it means to possess knowledge, to be conscious, and whether a machine might ever possess consciousness.
Specifically, students study problems in vision, memory, categorization, choice, problem solving, cognitive development, syntax, language acquisition, and rationality. As well, they study artificial intelligence, automated reasoning, language acquisition, mathematical logic, and behavioral neuroscience.