Fellows

The nominations process takes place from September – October each calendar year.

Fellows of the Cognitive Science Society are individuals whose research has exhibited sustained excellence and had sustained impact on the Cognitive Science community. A Fellow’s research is typically inter-disciplinary but may be disciplinary research with significant impact on Cognitive Science. Fellows often participate significantly in the Cognitive Science community but not necessarily. Fellows are recognized for their professional integrity. All other factors being equal, the Fellows election process attempts to balance diversity in gender, geographical region of the world, and intellectual area.

Congratulations to the new fellows of 2022

Ashok Goel

Ashok Goel

Georgia Institute of Technology

Ashok Goel is a Professor of Human-Centered Computing in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology. He conducts research into cognitive systems at the intersection of AI and cognitive science with a focus on computational design and creativity. His research investigates design thinking, systems thinking, analogical thinking, and visual thinking. Ashok was a Co-Chair of the 41st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. He is a Fellow of AAAI and a recipient of AAAI’s Outstanding AI Educator Award. He is the Executive Director of the NSF’s National AI Institute for Adult Learning and Online Education. 

  

Asifa Majid

Asifa Majid

University of York

Asifa Majid investigates the relationship between language, culture, and thought by conducting studies with adults in different cultures and sub-cultures, and by tracing how concepts develop over a child’s lifetime in diverse cultural contexts. Her work adopts a large-scale cross-cultural approach in order to establish which aspects of categorisation are fundamentally shared, and which are language- or culture-specific. Her work is characterized by interdisciplinarity, combining laboratory and field experiments, in-depth linguistic studies, and ethnographically-informed description. This coordinated approach has been used to study domains such as space, event representation and perception, particularly olfaction.

Barbara Malt

Barbara Malt

Lehigh University

Malt’s research focuses on thought, language, and interface between the two. She has investigated the nature of mental representations of the world, the nature of word meanings and how they evolve, how thoughts are mapped into words in different languages, how children learn the words of their native language, and how bilinguals deal with different ways of expressing thoughts in words. Malt received her Ph.D. from Stanford University. She has been Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science at Lehigh University and has served as Chair of the Psychology Department and Director of the Cognitive Science Program.

Rafael Núñez

Rafael Núñez

University of California, San Diego

Rafael Núñez is a Professor at UC San Diego. Born and raised in Chile, he obtained his doctoral degree in Switzerland, and completed his post-doctoral work at UC Berkeley and Stanford. He investigates embodied cognition, conceptual systems, and abstraction using multidisciplinary methods that range from psycholinguistic experiments, to gesture studies and field research with isolated indigenous groups. His 2001 best-selling book Where Mathematics Comes From (with George Lakoff) introduced a new theoretical framework for understanding the bio-cultural nature of mathematics and its foundations. He is a fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, and currently co-leads a large ERC-Synergy project on the evolution of quantification.

Michael Spivey

Michael Spivey

University of California, Merced

Michael Spivey is Professor of Cognitive Science at the University of California, Merced. His research examines the interactions between language, vision, memory, syntax, semantics, and motor movement. His book, The Continuity of Mind (2007), uses experiments and simple simulations to showcase how changes in mental states are smoothly spread out over time. In Who You Are (2020), he draws on findings in the cognitive and neural sciences to demonstrate how those mental states are also spread out over space, in the body and the environment. In 2010, Spivey received the William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement.

Kim Sterenly

Kim Sterenly

Australia National University

Coming Soon

ESTABLISHED FELLOWS
James Allen
Gerry Altmann
John R. Anderson
Richard Aslin
Rita Astuti
Scott Atran
Renée Baillargeon
Dana Ballard
Lawrence W. Barsalou
William Bechtel
Marlene Behrmann

 

Andrea Bender
Brent Berlin
Maurice Bloch
Ned Block
Kay Bock
Margaret Boden
Pascal Boyer
John Bransford
Susan Brennan
Joan Bresnan
Joan Bybee

Jerome Busemeyer
Josep Call
Alfonso Caramazza
Susan Carey
Nick Chater
Micheline Chi
Noam Chomsky
Morten Christiansen
Patricia Churchland
Eve Clark

Herbert Clark
Allan Collins
Bernard Comrie
Gary Cottrell
William Croft
Anne Cutler
Antonio Damasio
Stanislas Dehaene
Gary S. Dell
Daniel C. Dennett
Chris Eliasmit
Martha Farah
Fernanda Ferreira
Janet Fodor
Kenneth Forbus
Peter Gardenfors
Rochel Gelman
Susan Gelman
Dedre Gentner
Raymond Gibbs
Edward Gibson
Gerd Gigerenzer

Susan Goldin-Meadow
Robert Goldstone
Roberta Golinkoff
Cleotilde Gonzalez
Alison Gopnik
Jonathan Gratch
Wayne D. Gray
James Greeno
Peter Hagoort
Graeme Halford
Gil Harman
Patrick J. Hayes

Cecelia Heyes
Geoffrey E. Hinton
Kathy Hirsh-Pasek
Douglas Hofstadter
Keith Holyoak
James Hurford
Edwin Hutchins
Mutsumi Imai
Ray Jackendoff
Mark Johnson
Philip Johnson-Laird
Michael I. Jordan

Daniel Kahneman
Nancy Kanwisher
Ron Kaplan
Paul Kay
Walter Kintsch
Simon Kirby
Roberta Klatzky
Ken Koedinger
Stephen Kosslyn
Patricia Kuhl
Bill Labov

John Laird
George Lakoff
Barbara Landau
Ron Langacker
Patrick Langley
Doug Lenat
Pim Levelt
Beth Levin
Stephen Levinson
Elena Lieven
Tanya Luhrmann

Maryellen MacDonald
Jean Mandler
Art Markman
Ellen Markman
William Marslen-Wilson
John J. McCarthy
Jay McClelland
Ken McRae
Douglas L. Medin
Andrew Meltzoff

Michael Mozer
Greg Murphy
Nancy J. Nersessian
Nora Newcombe
Elissa Newport
Richard Nisbett
Donald A. Norman
Robert Nosofsky
Barbara Hall Partee
Judea Pearl
Janet Pierrehumbert

Steven Pinker
Michael Posner
Molly Potter
Alan Prince
Zenon Pylyshyn
Lance Rips
Eleanor Rosch
Paul Rosenbloom
Mark S. Seidenberg
Terry Sejnowski
Roger Shepard

Richard M. Shiffrin
Steven Sloman
Vladimir Sloutsky
Linda Smith
Paul Smolensky
Elizabeth Spelke
Daniel Sperber
Mark Steedman
Keith Stenning
Len Talmy

Michael Tanenhaus
Josh Tenenbaum
Paul Thagard
Michael Tomasello
Barbara Tversky
Lorraine Tyler
Shimon Ullman
Kurt Van Lehn
Gabriella Vigliocco
Michael Waldmann
Sandra Waxman

Henry Wellman
Janet Werker
Andrew Whiten
Fei Xu

IN MEMORIAM

Roy D’Andrade
Gordon Bower
Jeffrey L. Elman
Jerry Fodor

Lila R. Gleitman
Annette Karmiloff-Smith
Aravind Joshi
George Mandler

Jacques Mehler
George Miller
Marvin Minsky
Helen Neville

David Rumelhart
Ivan Sag
Edward E. Smith
Anne Treisman

Lifetime Members

The Cognitive Science Society recognizes the following individuals as Honorary Lifetime Members for outstanding, sustained contributions to the general advancement of cognitive science, and in particular, to the Cognitive Science Society.

Richard Atkinson

Rick Cooper

Susan Chipman

Lawrence Erlbaum

 

Kevin Gluck

Robert Glushko

Wayne Gray

Deborah Gruber

 

Art Markman

Susan Trickett

Jessica Wong

The Cognitive Science Society is pleased to announce the establishment of the CogSci Grove which aims to mobilise cognitive scientists to offset carbon emissions associated with their professional activities.  To date, 1681 trees have been planted in protected sites in the Scottish Highlands where they will create homes for wildlife and forests for the future.

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