Cognitive Science has a more than 30 year old tradition in exploring the mental capabilities of humans and other organisms, and in modeling them in technical systems. It combines behavioral methods (especially from Cognitive Psychology) with those from the Brain Sciences (especially neuro-imaging and neurophysiology) and Computer Science (especially Artificial Intelligence and Neuroinformatics). These are augmented with methods from Linguistics (especially Cognitive Linguistics) and Philosophy of Mind. All of them are connected by the basic assumption that mental processes can be conceived of as information processing, whether carried out in neurons or performed by computer hardware. This interdisciplinary research is increasingly accompanied by work directed at the application of its results in intelligent technical systems.

The German Society for Cognitive Science (GK) was funded in 1994 with the goal to support the scientific progress in Cognitive Science research and to create an over-arching institutional frame for cooperation between the participating disciplines. Within this frame, synergy effects between the different scientific approaches towards the same phenomena shall be advanced effectively. It is thereby the aspiration of GK to further Cognitive Science comprehensively, from academic teaching to research projects to the identification of its benefits for practical use and job prospects.

Aktuelle News

[07.2010] Veranstaltungen:

  • KogWis 2010: 10. Fachtagung der Gesellschaft für Kognitionswissenschaft

  • International Symposium Scientific Computing in the Cognitive Sciences, Heidelberg, Germany

[08.2010] Stellen für Kognitionswissenschaftler:

  • Doctoral Position, Cognitive Modelling Group, Universität Osnabrück

  • Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter/in, Exzellenzcluster "Languages of Emotion", Freie Universität Berlin

  • 1 Post-doctoral Research Assistant, Institute of Linguistics and Communication, RWTH Aachen

  • 3 PhD-Positionen im EU ITN Netzwerk EBRAMUS: Gent, Marseille, Lyon