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...)

 

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

Upcoming Events

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

    October 16, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Seminar Series. Speaker: Mandy Hütter, University of Tübingen. Title: Dissociating Controllable and Uncontrollable Effects of Unconditioned Stimuli on Attitudes and Consumption. 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
  • LingLangLunch (Lite) Download LingLangLunch (Lite) to my desktop calendar

    October 18, 2017 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Seminar Series. CILLA and UTRA practice talks by teams of undergraduate and graduate students who are working on the documentation of the A'ingae language. Specifically, we will hear the phonology team's practice talk for their upcoming CILLA xiii conference presentation, and the UTRA team will also give a general overview of what they have been doing so far. 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, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Departments, Other, Other Events
  • Linguistics DUG Group Film Screening & Pizza! Download Linguistics DUG Group Film Screening & Pizza! to my desktop calendar

    October 18, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Conlanging, The Film screening. The world’s first feature documentary about constructed languages like Klingon, Dothraki, Na’vi, Esperanto and the people who make them. http://conlangingfilm.com/. Pizza will be provided. http://brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events Salomon Center, Room 001 Dept: CLPS, Departments, Other, Other Events
  • Perception & Action Seminar Series Download Perception & Action Seminar Series to my desktop calendar

    October 19, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Seminar Series. Speaker: Dan McCarthy, Brown University. Title: Salient distractors attract visual attention but attenuate action-related interference: Corroborating evidence from EEG and fMRI. 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

    October 20, 2017 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Seminar Series. Speaker Brian Scholl, Yale University. Title: Let's See What Happens: Dynamic Events as Foundational Units of Perception and Cognition. 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
  • Brown University Psychoanalytic Society Download Brown University Psychoanalytic Society to my desktop calendar

    October 25, 2017 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Speaker: Bernard Reginster, PhD. Professor of Philosophy. Title: The Science of Irrationality. Location: Corliss-Brackett Room 106, 45 Prospect Street (the corner of Prospect Street and Angell Street. (Questions contact john_dallaglio@brown.edu) 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, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Pre-Law, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Departments, Lectures
  • Perception & Action Seminar Series Download Perception & Action Seminar Series to my desktop calendar

    October 26, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Seminar Series. Speaker: Masako Tamaki, Brown University. Title: TBA 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, Staff, Postdocs, Departments, Seminars
  • Social Cognitive Science Seminar Series Download Social Cognitive Science Seminar Series to my desktop calendar

    October 27, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Seminar Series. Speaker: Chelsea Helion, Columbia 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, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Departments, Seminars
  • LingLangLunch Seminar Series Download LingLangLunch Seminar Series to my desktop calendar

    November 1, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Seminar Series. Speaker: Laura Janda, UiT. 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, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Departments, Seminars
  • Perception & Action Seminar Series Download Perception & Action Seminar Series to my desktop calendar

    November 2, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Seminar Series. Speaker: Eileen Kowler, Rutgers University. Title: TBA 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, 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

    November 3, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Michael S. Goodman ’74 Memorial Seminar Series. Speaker: Angie Johnston, Yale University. 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, Faculty, Postdocs, Departments