Fellows of the Society

Cognitive Science Society Fellows nominations

Open: 25th September – 26th October 2020

The Cognitive Science Society invites nominations for Fellows of the Society. This honor recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to Cognitive Science.

Nominations are due by Monday, 26th October, 2020


The criteria for being a Fellow of the Society are as follows:

(1) A Fellow’s research should exhibit sustained excellence.

(2) A Fellow’s research should exhibit sustained impact on the Cognitive Science community.

(3) Fellows are expected to meet commonly held standards of professional ethics and scientific integrity.

(4) Ideally, a Fellow’s research should be inter-disciplinary, but disciplinary research having a sustained impact on Cognitive Science is appropriate.

(5) Ideally, a Fellow should be a member of the Cognitive Science Society with regular participation in the community via publications, attendance, or mentorship.

Unusually high levels of service are not sufficient for becoming a Fellow. All other factors being equal, the Fellows election process attempts to balance diversity in gender, traditionally under-represented minorities, geographical region of the world, and disciplinary expertise.

A list of current Fellows is available here.

To nominate an individual, please submit the following:

  • A single-spaced 1- or 2-page description of why the candidate merits selection as a Fellow with respect to the above criteria.  The nominating individual(s) should be specific in documenting the sustained excellence and impact of the candidate’s research, including influential papers, citation counts, and other relevant measures.
  • A curriculum vitae for the candidate and for all nominating individuals.
  • Pointers to one or more web sites or other sources that provide information about the candidate, if available.

Nominations should be submitted via email to the Society at:  


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.


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
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 Eliasmith
Martha Farah
Fernanda Ferreira
Janet Fodor
Kenneth Forbus
Peter Gardenfors
Rochel Gelman
Susan Gelman

Dedre Gentner
Raymond Gibbs
Edward Gibson
Gerd Gigerenzer
Lila R. Gleitman
Susan Goldin-Meadow
Robert Goldstone
Roberta Golinkoff
Alison Gopnik
Jonathan Gratch

Wayne D. Gray
James Greeno
Peter Hagoort
Graeme Halford
Gil Harman
Patrick J. Hayes
Cecilia 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
Douglas L. Medin
Andrew Meltzoff

Michael Mozer
Greg Murphy
Nancy J. Nersessian
Nora Newcombe
Elissa Newport
Richard Nisbett
Donald A. Norman
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
Vladimir Sloutsky
Linda Smith
Edward E. 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
Sandra Waxman

Henry Wellman
Janet Werker
Andrew Whiten
Fei Xu


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

Annette Karmiloff-Smith
Aravind Joshi
George Mandler
Jacques Mehler

George Miller
Brenda Milner
Marvin Minsky

Helen Neville
David Rumelhart
Ivan Sag
Anne Treisman

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