With its strong emphasis on research, the PhD in cognition and cognitive neuroscience will give you a solid background in different aspects of cognition. 

In your first year, coursework will highlight the fundamentals of cognition, an introduction to computational modeling and neuroscience, and statistics. After that, you’ll undertake graduate seminars in different aspects of cognition each semester.

Additionally, you’ll do research centered on fundamental theoretical questions about cognitive function. You’ll be able to explore these areas using experimental methods including response times and other basic behavioral measures, eye tracking, event-related potentials (ERP), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). You’ll also learn how to use computational modeling to illustrate theories and interpret experimental data.