Famous People who Majored in Cognitive Science

List of famous people who majored in cognitive science, including photos when available. This list of famous cognitive science majors is ordered loosely by relevance, meaning the most well-known people are at the top. This list includes popular actors, musicians, athletes and more that majored or minored in cognitive science. You can find various bits of information below, such as what year the person was born and what their profession is. If you're looking for a particular celebrity who majored in cognitive science you can use the "search" bar to find a specific name.

List is made up of people like Virgil Griffith and Patrick Tufts.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were cognitive science majors?" and "Which famous people studied cognitive science?"

  • Virgil Griffith
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    Virgil Griffith (born 1983), also known as Romanpoet, is an American programmer, known for being the creator of WikiScanner. He has published papers on artificial life and integrated information theory. In developing WikiScanner, Griffith described his mission as "to create minor public-relations disasters for companies and organizations I dislike."
    • Age: 39
    • Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama
  • Patrick Tufts is a computer scientist and inventor. He created Alexa Internet's collaborative filter for creating related web site recommendations and later, one of Amazon.com's most successful product recommendation systems.
    • Birthplace: Connecticut
  • Daniel Carruth

    Daniel Carruth is an Assistant Research Professor at the Center for Advanced Vehicular Studies at Mississippi State University. He earned his PhD in the Cognitive Science program in the Psychology Department at Mississippi State University in 2008. Daniel Carruth is leading efforts at CAVS to integrate existing computational models of human cognition with models of human motion and posture.
    • Age: 45
    • Birthplace: Huntsville, Arkansas
  • Lera Boroditsky
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    Lera Boroditsky (born 1976?) is a cognitive scientist and professor in the fields of language and cognition. She is currently one of the main contributors to the Theory of Linguistic Relativity. She is a Searle Scholar, a McDonnell Scholar, recipient of a National Science Foundation Career award, and an American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientist. She is Associate Professor of Cognitive Science at UCSD and Editor in Chief of Frontiers in Cultural Psychology. She previously served on the faculty at MIT and at Stanford.
  • Turadg Aleahmad

    • Age: 43
  • John Rubin
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    John Rubin

    John Rubin is a television producer, director and screenwriter.