Cognitive Science @ Hofstra
Cognitive science is a cross-disciplinary research effort dedicated to understanding the mind. It investigates the nature of cognition, perception, feeling and action. Typical research in cognitive science might involve empirical study of intelligent behavior, computational modeling of some aspect of cognition or consciousness, or conceptual inquiry into the foundations of our ideas about the mind. Hence its methods are as wide-ranging as the disciplines that make it up. These include philosophy, psychology, computer science, linguistics, mathematics and the neurosciences. Cognitive scientists also work in such disciplines as the academic study of religion, speech, anthropology, literature, history, biology, law, and business.