The University of Hawai`i at Manoa houses an active Cognitive Science
community - an interdisciplinary group of
scholars dedicated to the scientific study of the mind and cognitive
function, who offer a broad range of Cognitive
Cognitive Science is an interdisciplinary field that has arisen during the
past several decades at the intersection of a number of existing
disciplines, including anthropology,
linguistics, neuroscience, philosophy,
psychology, and second
language studies. The shared
that has produced this coalition is understanding the nature of the mind.
Previously, each discipline sought to understand the mind from its own
perspective, benefiting little from progress in other fields because of
different methods employed. With the advent of Cognitive Science, however,
common interests and ideas have overcome methodological differences, and
interdisciplinary interaction has become the hallmark of this field.
Researchers at UHM from a broad base of departments address a wide range
of topics within Cognitive Science. Among the focus
We hold a bi-weekly Cognitive Science
colloquium, which is open to all members of the university community,
in which a local or visiting researcher presents results pertaining to the
study of the mind to the larger academic community.
Page last updated April 5, 2002