Overview, mission

The Initiative in Cognitive Science is a group of faculty and graduate students working towards the establishment of an Institute for Cognitive Science. The Institute will facilitate interdisciplinary research and education at our University and enhance the external visibility of UMass Amherst Cognitive Science. This website represents some of the progress towards these goals. See the other menu items above for current programs run by the Initiative.

The steering committee consists of faculty and graduate students from 7 departments across 4 Schools and Colleges, and a large number of other faculty and graduate students have expressed their interest in the Institute. Information about CogSci Initiative events and other UMass CogSci events can be found on our Events page.

Please see our Support page for information on how you can help to financially support the activities of the Initiative in Cognitive Science.