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...)

 

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

Upcoming Events

  • Social Cognitive Science Seminar Series Download Social Cognitive Science Seminar Series to my desktop calendar

    April 20, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Seminar Series. Speaker: Yaacov Trope, New York University. Title: Expansive and Contractive Regulatory Scope http://www.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, Brain Science Program, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Departments, Seminars
  • Cognition Seminar Series Download Cognition Seminar Series to my desktop calendar

    April 20, 2018 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Seminar Series. Speaker: Olga Lositsky, Brown University. Title: Weak Fusion of Cue Predictions in Context-Based Decisions. PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE: Metcalf 330 http://brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events > Other location: see description for details Dept: CLPS, First Years, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, For Masters candidates only, For PhD candidates only, Audience, Brain Science Program, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Departments, Seminars
  • CLPS Honors Presentations Download CLPS Honors Presentations to my desktop calendar

    April 20, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM 4:00 p.m. Leah Mann (Cognitive Neuroscience) Title: Can visual or auditory aptitude predict individual variability in susceptibility to the McGurk effect? Advisor: James Morgan. 4:30 p.m. Maya Lennon (Cognitive Science) Title: Learning from Song. Advisor: David Sobel. 5:00 p.m. Student: Carol Medina (Psychology) Title: Investigating the Role of Parent-child Interaction in Children's Causal Learning. Advisor: David Sobel. http://brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/ Metcalf Research Bldg, Room 305 Dept: CLPS, First Years, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, For Masters candidates only, For PhD candidates only, Audience, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Departments, Other, Other Events
  • CogDUG x PsychDUG open hours! Download CogDUG x PsychDUG open hours! to my desktop calendar

    April 23, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM The Cognitive Science, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Psychology DUGs will be hosting open hours this Monday, April 23rd between 10am-12pm in CLPS Metcalf Basement (190 Thayer St.) Stop by to chat about pre-registration (which closes on Tuesday, 4/24), concentration planning, extracurriculars, summer plans, and anything else on your ~mind~. There will be cookies, pastries, fruit and coffee! Metcalf Research Building Lobby Dept: CLPS, Departments, Other, Other Events
  • Friedman Family Fund Colloquium Download Friedman Family Fund Colloquium to my desktop calendar

    April 25, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Speaker: Felicia Pratto, Professor of Psychological Sciences, University of Connecticut. Title: Power and Position in the Social Ecology: Implications for Perceived Justice. http://brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events > Other location: see description for details Colloquia, Dept: CLPS, First Years, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, For Masters candidates only, For PhD candidates only, Audience, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Departments
  • Perception Action Seminar Series Download Perception Action Seminar Series to my desktop calendar

    April 26, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Seminar Series. Speaker: Ennio Mingolla, Northeastern University. Title: Perception of ordinal depth from motion: A model of human perception and a neurally-inspired algorithm for video streams http://brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events Metcalf Research Building, Room 305 Dept: CLPS, First Years, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, For Masters candidates only, Audience, Brain Science Program, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Departments, Seminars
  • Harold Schlosberg Colloquium Download Harold Schlosberg Colloquium to my desktop calendar

    May 2, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Speaker: Sandra R. Waxman, Northwestern University. Title: Becoming human: How (and how early) do infants link language and cognition? http://brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events Metcalf Research Building, Room 101, Friedman Auditorium Emeriti, Colloquia, Open to the Public, Dept: CLPS, First Years, 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 3, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Seminar Series. Speaker: Frank Tong, Vanderbilt University. Title: TBA 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, Brain Science Program, 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 4, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Seminar Series. Speaker: Cendri Hutcherson, University of Toronto. Title: TBA http://www.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, Brain Science Program, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Departments