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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

War and Evolution group: Coalitional Play Fighting Among Forager Children

Where: 401 Straub When: 2:00 PM, Friday, May 15 What:  …Read More

Argentine Photographer, Loruhama Teruya Rossi Photo Exhibit

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Linguistics Colloquium: Charlotte Vaughn
May 22, 2015, Location: 245 Straub Hall
Twenty-Sixth Annual Fred Attneave Memorial Lecture
May 22, 2015, Location: Gerlinger Lounge
OIMB Public Seminar Spring 2015: Dr. Brian Tissot
May 22, 2015, Location: OIMB Boathouse Auditorium
Institute of Ecology & Evolution (IE²) Seminar: Danny Newman
May 26, 2015, Location: 110 Willamette Hall
IMB Seminar: Tristan Ursell
May 26, 2015, Location: 110 Willamette Hall