Workshop: Cognitive Studies

The Cognitive Studies Research Group has been meeting once a week for more than 20 years. Over that period we have explored a variety of aspects of cognition but the main focus of the group has been on issues concerning the acquisition, use, and understanding of language.


The study of cognition is by nature an interdisciplinary undertaking. Members of the group include faculty and students from several schools and departments including Linguistics, Philosophy, Educational Psychology and others, as well as from a range of departments at other universities in Southeastern Wisconsin.


During the 2007-08 academic year the focus of the group will be on current issues in the field of cognitive science such as modularity of the mind, innateness of language components, representation, mental rules and consciousness. Readings will come primarily from Robert Stainton's edited volume titled Contemporary Debates in Cognitive Science.


Meetings take place on Fridays from 2:00 to 3:00. Students and faculty from all disciplines are welcome to join. Those who are interested in joining the group should contact: John Surber surber@csd.uwm.edu or 229.5097


Coordinator: John Surber (Educational Psychology)
  • postal address: p.o. box 413 milwaukee, wi 53201
  • street address: curtin hall 929 3243 n downer ave milwaukee, wi 53211
  • phone: 414.229.4141
  • fax: 414.229.5964
  • email: C21@uwm.edu