PhD in Cognitive Science

Ph.D. program in Cognitive Science offers the students an opportunity to conduct research in different domains such as Mind Perception, Action and Perception, Curiosity, Consciousness and Cognition, Attention, Affective Computing, Motor Control and Learning, Movement Disorders, Brain Lateralization, Decision Making, Neuroinformatics, Sequence Learning, Category Learning, Reinforcement Learning, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Dementia, Serious Gaming and Road Safety.

The students primarily work with an advisor to conduct the research. The students will have ample opportunities to work with different faculty members on projects to be taken as course requirement. Please refer admission for more information on the application procedure and general institutional requirements of Ph.D. program.

MSc in Cognitive Science

Link for more information about application process for MSc cognitive Science admissions at IIT Gandhinagar 2017-18

The objective of the Master’s program is to offer students from different backgrounds, breadth of knowledge and research techniques in a wide range of areas in Cognitive Science. The MSc program will follow a structure of four semesters and registration during the summer in between. The total credits required for graduation would be eighty. Basic framework of the curriculum will include the core courses, electives and a research project. List of representative courses are the following.

Foundations of Cognitive science | Fundamentals of Cognitive Psychology | Computational models of Cognition | Philosophy of Mind |Biology of Neural & Cognitive Processes |Cognition & Emotion | Perception & Experience | Attention and Perception | Human Computer Interaction & Affective Computing | Learning & Decision making | Computational Neuroscience | Neuroimaging Methods | Introduction to Paleoneuropsychology | Cognition and Culture – Anthropological Perspectives on the Human Mind | Learning and Memory | Behavioural Economics

The MSc program places strong emphasis on both course work and research project. The Research project is compulsory for the award of an MSc degree. It is expected that the thesis project will result in high quality scholarly publications and national and international conference presentations.

Please refer MSc Admission 2017 for more information on the application procedure and general institutional requirements of MSc program.

Minor in Cognitive Science

Minor in Cognitive Science is offered to undergraduate students in engineering disciplines. The objective of the minor program is to facilitate the richer appreciation of cognitive functions (learning, reasoning, planning, creativity, and decision making among others), research methods and experimental techniques (behavioral, psychophysical, psychophysiological, neuroscientific, and computational). The minor in Cognitive Science would be a live example of how the research and teaching in Natural Sciences, Engineering and Humanities & Social Sciences could be complementary to each other.

The following are some of the courses, which could be counted towards a minor in Cognitive Science.

Foundations of Cognitive science | Fundamentals of Cognitive Psychology | Computational Models of Cognition | Philosophy of Mind | Biology of Neural & Cognitive Processes | Cognition & Emotion | Perception & Experience | Human Computer Interaction | Affective Computing | Learning & Decision making | Computational Neuroscience | Neuroimaging Methods | Introduction to Paleoneuropsychology | Cognition and Culture – Anthropological perspectives on the Human Mind

There could be courses which would be added to this list as and when they are available. Additionally, students may also have an opportunity to do a project-based course (worth 4 credits) with any of the faculty members working in the area of Cognitive Science at IITGN.