Related Resources

These materials are from the Spring 2002 version of the class.

The links below are online references for additional resources in the fields of perception, attention, working memory, recognition and recall, language, computation, and other issues in cognitive science. These range from professional societies that maintain links to areas that any reader can explore in the field of cognition. Many of the linked sites provide resources for further study, as well as downloadable resources that can be used for classroom teaching.


The Cognitive Science Society has the latest news and information on conferences, funding, and employment, along with a host of related conferences.

The Cognitive Neuroscience Society is committed to the development of mind and brain research aimed at investigating the psychological, computational, and neuroscientific bases of cognition.

The American Psychological Society promotes, protects, and advances the interests of scientifically oriented psychology in research, application, teaching, and the improvement of human welfare.

The Organization for Human Brain Mapping provides an educational forum for the exchange of up-to-the-minute and ground breaking research across modalities exploring Human Brain Mapping.

The Psychonomic Society promotes the communication of scientific research in psychology and allied sciences.

The Federation of Behavioral, Psychological and Cognitive Sciences is a coalition of Member Organizations, university departments of psychology, schools of education, research centers, regional psychological associations, and science divisions of the American Psychological Association (APA).

The American Society of Neuroimaging is an international, professional organization representing neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists and other neuroscientists who are dedicated to the advancement of techniques used to evaluate the nervous system.


The American Association for Applied Linguistics is a professional organization of scholars who are interested in and actively contribute to the multi-disciplinary field of applied linguistics.

The American Philological Association is the principal learned society for Classical Studies of ancient Greek and Roman languages, literatures, and civilizations.

The Association for Computational Linguistics is the international scientific and professional society for people working on problems involving natural language and computation.

The Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing supports the application of computing in the study of language and literature.

The Association for Machine Translation in the Americas is dedicated to anyone interested in the translation of languages using computers in some way.

The International Speech Communication Association covers all the aspects of Speech Communication, including Acoustics, Phonetics, Phonology, Linguistics, Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Science, Signal Processing, Pattern Recognition, etc.

The Epigraphic Society is concerned with the discovery and decipherment of ancient inscriptions.

The Linguistic Society of America serves its members through scholarly meetings, publications, and special activities designed to advance the discipline.

The Philological Society is devoted to the scholarly study of language and languages.

Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction is an international social science professional organization of scholars interested in qualitative, especially interactionist, research.


The Society for Neuroscience addresses the study of brain development, sensation and perception, learning and memory, movement, sleep, stress, aging and neurological and psychiatric disorders. It also includes the molecules, cells and genes responsible for nervous system functioning.

The American Epilepsy Society is committed to the support and enhancement of the study, acquisition, dissemination, and application of medical knowledge concerning epilepsy in all of its phases: biological, clinical and social.

The National Institute on Aging leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life.

Online References

The Human Brain is an online virtual hospital site that provides a stunning array of images of the human central nervous system from infants to adult. On January 1, 2006 Virtual Hospital / Virtual Children's Hospital ceased operations after serving over 80 million users, due to a lack of funding. Virtual Hospital / Virtual Children's Hospital content remains available online at the link above.

The Whole Brain atlas is a site that is hosted by the Harvard medical school which displays pictures from MRI to fMRI in various disease states.


Intelligence basically means the ability to perform well on new data after learning a model on the basis of given data. The NATO Advanced Study Institute on Learning Theory and Practice conference promotes the understanding of problems of learning and generalization.

The FoCM Workshop on Learning Theory supports and promotes research on foundations of computational mathematics. It fosters interaction among mathematics, computer science and other areas of computational science through its conferences, workshops and publications.

Humanoids IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots

MICCAI98 is an international conference on medical image computing and computer-assisted intervention.