The Midwest Undergraduate Cognitive Science Conference (MUCSC) is a one-day interdisciplinary conference for undergraduates in the cognitive sciences. MUCSC 2016 will take place on the Indiana University Bloomington campus on Saturday, April 9th, 2016.

The conference consists of 15-minute oral presentations, a poster session, and research lightning rounds where students can summarize their research in a 5-minute, 1-slide presentation. Students are encouraged to submit any applicable work, including research in cognitive science and psychology, neuroscience, philosophy of mind, linguistics, and computer science. Both ongoing and completed projects will be considered.


Cognitive science is a broad field, and as such we welcome projects related to cognitive science in any way. Students should use the abstract as a chance to briefly outline previous work related to their project, their approach to the problem, and the position of their research within greater discussions in the cognitive sciences. Many students have taken this as an opportunity to further develop a project they have started in a course, or to receive feedback on independent research. A student may submit abstracts for no more than two (2) projects.

Abstracts should be between 150-300 words. Each abstract will be blindly evaluated (name, school, and department information will be removed).

Priority Deadline: January 30th, 2016

Students submitting by this date will receive decisions by February 14th, 2016. Abstracts received by this date are also eligible for comments and revise-and-resubmit.

Final Deadline: March 1st, 2016

All students will know the status of their submission by March 17th, 2016.

Undergraduate students who wish to present a poster or talk may submit their abstracts in the form below.


Registration is free and required for all conference attendees - faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate observers are welcome and encouraged to attend. The registration portal will open in February 2016.

Though this is only a one-day conference, students travelling to IU may wish to stay in Bloomington on the night of the conference. These arrangements may be made independently with the Biddle Hotel and Conference Center, located in the Indiana Memorial Union.

Biddle Hotel and Conference Center
900 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405

More information regarding on-campus lodging can be found here.


The MUCSC 2016 itinerary is coming soon!


Please don't hesitate to contact us at iu.mucsc@gmail.com

Looking forward to meeting you at MUCSC 2016!

Bradi Heaberlin, Director
Justin Stamets, Treasurer