Cognitive Science MA Program of Boğaziçi University
While doing philosophy absolutely requires a certain flexibility of mind and a great deal of inquisitiveness, interdisciplinary science that involves philosophy surely introduces many additional challenges, and promises broader perspectives to the unrelenting scholar. One such area involves the greatest puzzle of our time: the brain! Cognitive sciences look at this magnificently complex organ at different resolutions, attack it with different techniques, scrutinize how it performs its myriads of functions, slice it, dice it, model it, and then try to integrate everything that can be said about it into something the poor scholar can deal with… An arduous task!
One of the two established Cognitive Science programs in Turkey is the Cognitive Science MA program of Boğaziçi University, to which the Philosophy Department naturally contributes, in addition to Computer Engineering, Linguistics, and Psychology disciplines. Its aim is to introduce the students to the investigation of cognitive processes at various dimensions.
This program is now admitting students for the 2012-2013 term. The application period is 2-24 April 2012, so please circulate this among people who might be interested. More information is available on the program webpages: http://www.cogsci.boun.edu.tr
If you are interested in Cognitive Science in Turkey, please join the Bilişsel Bilim LinkedIn group, jointly maintained by Boğaziçi and ODTÜ Cognitive Science programs. Jointly organized conferences, colloquia and such will be announced there. If you don’t like LinkedIn, we do have social media alternatives, send salah [at] boun.edu.tr an e-mail and keep in touch!