The Department of Cognitive Science is a thriving interdisciplinary department, which offers a PhD program with a comprehensive range of rigorous coursework and active research experience. It is a research-based training program that specializes in but is not limited to the study of the social and biological bases of cognition. Research topics include cooperation, communication, social learning, cultural transmission, joint action, developmental social cognition, neural bases of cognition, strategic decision making, visual cognition, statistical learning, and cognitive neuroscience. Students will follow courses in cognitive psychology, philosophy of mind, cognitive anthropology, computational and biological cognition, vision and linguistics. They will receive practical training and join research programs in the laboratories of the members of the department.