Integrating the Study of Mind, Brain, Behavior, and Language

Our aim is to represent a leading center for the multidisciplinary study of mind, brain, behavior, and language - including such phenomena as perception, thinking, learning, memory, attention, action, personality, speech, language processing, and linguistic structure. The department examines the functional organization of these capacities, the representational and computational processes that underlie them, their neural bases, their development across the lifespan, and how they shape individual and social behavior. (See more...)

 

Using electrophysiology & optogenetics to probe memory. Using an immersive virtual environment to test perception & action. How do we select an appropriate action, given our goals? Searching for memory. A stroke leads to resolution of foreign accent syndrome. How do we integrate higher-order cognitive processes & actions? How do people decide to blame others for their behavior? Which variables influence control over learning and action? New software automatically identifies behaviors of laboratory mice. How do we make decisions and learn from experience?

Upcoming Events

  • LingLangLunch Download LingLangLunch to my desktop calendar

    April 26, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Seminar Series. Speaker: Jon Gajewski, UConn. Title: It's not syntax, I don't think: Neg-raising and parentheticals http://brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events Metcalf Research Bldg, Room 305 Dept: CLPS, First Years, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, For Masters candidates only, For PhD candidates only, Audience, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Departments, Seminars
  • Perception Action Seminar Series Download Perception Action Seminar Series to my desktop calendar

    April 27, 2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Michael S. Goodman 74 Memorial Seminar Series. Speaker: Adam Pautz, Brown University. Title: TBA brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events Metcalf Research Bldg, Room 305 Dept: CLPS, First Years, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, For Masters candidates only, For PhD candidates only, Audience, Brain Science Program, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Departments, Seminars
  • Social Cognitive Science Seminar Series Download Social Cognitive Science Seminar Series to my desktop calendar

    April 28, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Seminar Series. Speaker: Emorie Beck, University of Washington in St. Louis. Title: A Tale of Two Stabilities: Longitudinal Temporal Personality Networks http://brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events Metcalf Research Bldg, Room 305 Dept: CLPS, First Years, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, For Masters candidates only, For PhD candidates only, Audience, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Departments, Seminars
  • Cognition Seminar Series Download Cognition Seminar Series to my desktop calendar

    April 28, 2017 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Seminar Series. Speaker: Bart Larsen, University of Pittsburgh. Title: The development of affective and cognitive striatal neurobiology and connectivity during adolescence http://brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events Metcalf Research Bldg, Room 305 Dept: CLPS, First Years, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, For Masters candidates only, For PhD candidates only, Audience, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Departments, Seminars
  • Perception Action Seminar Series Download Perception Action Seminar Series to my desktop calendar

    May 4, 2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Seminar Series. Speaker: David Melcher, University of Trento, Italy. Title: TBA Co-sponsored with CVR brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events Metcalf Research Bldg, Room 305 Dept: CLPS, First Years, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, For Masters candidates only, For PhD candidates only, Audience, Brain Science Program, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Departments, Seminars
  • Harold Schlosberg Colloquium Download Harold Schlosberg Colloquium to my desktop calendar

    May 9, 2017 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Speaker: Jonathan Cohen, Princeton University. Title: Capacity Constraints in Cognitive Control: Toward a Rational Explanation. Please note the date change - TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2017. http://brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events Metcalf Research Building, Room 101, Friedman Auditorium Emeriti, Colloquia, Open to the Public, Dept: CLPS, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, For Masters candidates only, For PhD candidates only, Audience, Brain Science Program, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Departments
  • Perception Action Seminar Series Download Perception Action Seminar Series to my desktop calendar

    May 11, 2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Seminar Series. VSS practice talks Brown (CLPS) Metcalf Research Bldg, Room 305 Dept: CLPS, First Years, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, For Masters candidates only, For PhD candidates only, Audience, Brain Science Program, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Departments, Seminars