Cognitive Science Program

What is Cognitive Science?

Human beings are "intelligent systems" in that we can learn, remember, and think. But, do computers think? Do animals? What is thinking, anyway, and how do we do it? How is brain activity involved? What would it take to make a computer really see or understand language as we can? On a more practical level, why do diseases such as Alzheimer's and schizophrenia disrupt thought? How is it that a computer can beat a world champion in chess? Why is it so hard to program a VCR? These are some of the basic and applied questions addressed by the interdisciplinary field known as Cognitive Science.

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Cognitive Science Program
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

Location: 252 Tolentine Hall
Phone: 610.519.7464
Email: Dr. Charles Folk