Portfolio Prof. Dr. Bettina Rolke
Cognitive Sciences in Tübingen constitute an interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate program which encompass different research disciplines and are supervised by the chairs Evolutionary Cognition (Department of Psychology) and Cognitive Modeling (Department of Computer Sciences). Studying Cognitive Sciences includes courses within Computer Sciences, Linguistics, Mathematics, Medical Sciences, Neurobiology, Philosophy as well as Psychology.
The goal of Cognitive Sciences in Tübingen is to investigate the basis of and the mechanisms underlying cognitive processing (like perception, learning, memory, problem solving, reasoning and language). This includes questions like "How are mental representations actually stored?", "Which factors affect the acuity of perception and learning?", "What are the neuronal correlates of cognitive processing?" or "How can cognitive processes be modeled via computer algorithms?". Depending on the specific research discipline, these questions are adressed from different perspectives and with different methods. Thus Cognitive Sciences enable an integrative and interdisciplinary viewpoint on human cognition.