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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

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

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

Ted Slingerland Visits ICDS October 10, 2014

Ted Slingerland, Professor of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia …Read More


Linguistics Colloquium: Anna Mikhaylova
February 27, 2015, Location: 107 Esslinger Hall
Public Lecture: Nina Strohminger
March 3, 2015, Location: Collier House Classroom
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