Cognitive science is the study of how the mind works, both in its conceptual organization and in its computational and neural infrastructure.
Accordingly, cognitive science has brought together researchers from a number of traditionally separate disciplines—primarily, computer science, psychology, linguistics, philosophy, anthropology, and neuroscience—in order to build a new and unified understanding of cognition that is compounded from the different disciplinary perspectives and that moves beyond them.
PhD study of Cognitive Science at the University at Buffalo consists of a special Cognitive Science Track in the PhD program of each of the participating departments. This chapter contains basic information on this program.
Participation in the track consists of five steps: