The Institute was founded in January 1990, strengthening a tradition of cross-disciplinary collaboration dating back to the early 1960s and building on a formal program in cognitive science initiated in 1978. Much of the research within IRCS focuses on three topics: language structure, processing, and acquisition; perception and action; and logic and computation.
IRCS has close connections with the Institute for Neuroscience and with PENNlincs, which develops and promotes the use of cognitive science in both formal and informal educational settings, such as schools, museums, and zoos.
For more information about what goes on here at IRCS, take a look at Strokes of the Penn, our quarterly newsletter.
In addition to our co-directors, and the myriad faculty members, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students working throughout IRCS, we have a few regular staff members. You can finger them, or anyone else at IRCS, to see if they are reading their e-mail.
Our administrative offices are located at:
3401 Walnut Street
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6228
Since we are a multidisciplinary organization, our faculty members have laboratories and offices across the University.
School of Engineering and Applied Science
School of Arts and Sciences
Department of Computer and Information Science
Department of Linguistics
Department of Psychology
Department of Philosophy
Department of Mathematics
Department of Bioengineering and Institute of Neurological Sciences at Penn
Department of Neuroscience
LINC Lab: The Language, Information and Computation Laboratory
General Robotics and Active Sensory Perception (GRASP) Laboratory
Center for Human Modeling and Simulation
Computational Biology and Informatics Laboratory
Computational Biology Group
Logic and Computation Group
Database Research Group
Institute for Research in Cognitive Science
visitors since Tuesday, January 23, 1996, 12:00 p.m. EST.