Expanding the frontiers of cognition

Cognitive science is an interdisciplinary field of study that seeks to understand the nature of the mind and intelligent processes. It draws on insights from psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, philosophy, computer science, and anthropology to explore questions related to perception, attention, memory, reasoning, problem-solving, language, and consciousness.

The Centre of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences (CBCS) is the first institute in India that has been teaching students about the latest theories, methods, and technologies used to investigate cognitive processes. They will explore how the brain processes information, how people acquire and use language, and how different forms of reasoning and decision-making operate. They will also gain experience in designing and conducting experiments to test hypotheses and analyse data using quantitative and qualitative techniques.

Cognitive science has many practical applications in fields such as education, healthcare, and technology. It can help researchers and practitioners better understand and improve human cognition, develop more effective learning and training methods, and design more user-friendly technology. In summary, studying cognitive science provides students with an opportunity to explore one of the most complex and fascinating aspects of human existence: the mind. It equips them with valuable skills and knowledge that can be applied to a diverse range of careers, from academia and research to technology, healthcare, and education.

The Centre of behavioural and Cognitive Sciences (CBCS) was set up by the University Grants Commission as a centre of excellence at University of Allahabad in 2002. It started cognitive science research in India and has been committed to enhance the knowledge of mind & brain sciences.  Read more…

Prospective Students

CBCS started the Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programmes in India.

CBCS currently offers Master of Science (M.Sc.), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Integrated M.Sc. and PhD.

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