CogFest is an annual multi-day event brought to you by the Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences.

Every spring, CogFest gathers inquisitive minds from across the Ohio State University and beyond to discuss ongoing research in the Cognitive Science field. Bringing together real-life application of cognitive science, expert speakers, and current research, CogFest aims to excite experts and non-experts alike. Anyone interested in the cognitive sciences and affiliated sciences is welcome to attend. 


Film & Television Event 

CogFest Audience

At the CogFest Film and Television Event, expert and non-expert guests gather to view a screening of a curated film or television series. Guests are then treated to a discussion by leading experts in relevant fields to analyze the cognitive science themes underlying the film. 

The CogFest Film and Television Event is a great opportunity for the Columbus community to become engaged in the cognitive sciences. By discussing the cognitive science behind your favorite films and series, we hope to inspire anyone and everyone to become interested in the topic. The world of academia can feel elitist; however, we hope to dismantle this assumption by bringing cognitive science to the public sphere. 

Missed the 2022 event? View the recording of our expert panel discussion here!  


Undergraduate Poster Session

Undergraduate students participating in CogFest 2020 Poster Session

The CogFest Undergraduate Poster Session provides interaction between faculty and students from across the university who are exploring questions related to human cognition, including learning, memory, perception, language, and decision making, from behavioral, applied, computational modeling, and cognitive neuroscience perspectives.

Ohio State undergraduates involved in research in the cognitive sciences are invited to participate in the annual CogFest Undergraduate Poster Session. The poster session is an opportunity to share ongoing research with the Cognitive Science community at Ohio State.

Congratulations to our 2022 winning presenters -

1st         Devan Mallory:  Major: Computer Science Engineering, Project Title: Cyquential AI: A generative approach to Symbolic Knowledge Acquisition


2nd      Rebekah Stanhope:  Major: Linguistics, Project Title: Examining Perception of Prosodic Contrasts in 7-12 Year Old Children


3rd       Arian Sorani:  Major: Psychology, Project Title: Does resting-state frontostriatal connectivity account for comorbidity between substance abuse vulnerability and trait  impulsivity?



To view information on past CogFests, visit our Program Archives