Cognitive Science (CS) at Hampshire focuses on the study of mind, brain, behavior, and intelligent technologies.
CS integrates ideas and methods from psychology, neuroscience, computer science, philosophy, linguistics, evolutionary biology, animal behavior, education, anthropology, and other fields.
Members of the CS faculty pursue a wide range of research and professional work, which provides students with extensive opportunities for hands-on projects, apprenticeships, and internships.
CS courses take on cutting edge topics and give students the knowledge and the writing and research skills to shape their concentrations and to initiate their own independent projects.
Hampshire's undergraduate CS program was the first in the nation and has produced many distinguished alums.
Jane Couperus is dean of the School of Cognitive Science and associate professor of developmental cognitive neuroscience. Her primary research interests are in the development of attention, learning, memory, and their neurological substrates.