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The Institute of Cognitive and Decision Sciences is dedicated to exploring the workings of the mind and brain and how they affect human behavior and social interaction. Our goals are to advance the empirical study and theoretical understanding of  cognition, culture and communication from an interdisciplinary perspective. In pursuing those goals, the Institute will promote the integration of diverse methods and theories from the social, human and life sciences.

ICDS provides an intellectual home to a range of scholars from various UO campus units, including Anthropology, Psychology, Economics, Biology, and Political Science and, additionally, from local research institutes and the community. Intellectual interests center on cognitive neuroscience, decision sciences, and evolutionary studies. Read more

News & Announcements

Public Lecture with Nina Strohminger on March 3, 2015

Nina Strohminger, Postdoctoral Associate at Duke University, will be giving …Read More

ICDS Member, Michelle Scalise Sugiyama Blogs on Huffington Post!!

ICDS member, Michelle Scalise Sugiyama recently published an article on …Read More


Public Lecture: Nina Strohminger
March 3, 2015, Location: Collier House Classroom
CIS Colloquium: David Bamman
March 3, 2015, Location: 220 Deschutes Hall
Values Focus Group: Nina Strohminger
March 4, 2015, Location: 401 Straub Hall (ICDS Conference Room
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry: Luke Lavis
March 4, 2015, Location: 331 Klamath Hall
CIS Colloquia: Geoff Hulette
March 4, 2015, Location: 220 Deschutes Hall
CIS Colloquium: Muhammad Shahzah
March 5, 2015, Location: 220 Deschutes Hall
War and Evolution Focus Group Meeting
March 6, 2015, Location: 401 Straub Hall
CIS Colliquium: Martin Schulz
March 6, 2015, Location: 220 Deschutes Hall