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

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: Are Sensory Qualities in the Head or in the World? 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
  • 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, Washington University 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: The temporal organization of visual perception Sponsored by 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, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Departments, Seminars
  • Social Cognitive Science Seminar Series Download Social Cognitive Science Seminar Series to my desktop calendar

    May 5, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Seminar Series. Speaker: Gordon Pennycook, Yale University. Title: Analytic thinking, bullshit receptivity, and fake news sensitivity. http://brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events Metcalf Research Building, 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
  • 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