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...)

 

New software automatically identifies behaviors of laboratory mice. How do we make decisions and learn from experience? Searching for memory. How do we integrate higher-order cognitive processes & actions? How do people decide to blame others for their behavior? 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? A stroke leads to resolution of foreign accent syndrome. Which variables influence control over learning and action?

Upcoming Events

  • Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Colloquium Series Download Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Colloquium Series to my desktop calendar

    January 16, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Speaker: Shota Momma, UCSD. Title: Aligning parsing and generation. http://brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events Metcalf Research Building, Room 101, Friedman Auditorium Colloquia, 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
  • BEYOND DEEP LEARNING Download BEYOND DEEP LEARNING to my desktop calendar

    January 18, 2018 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Join us as we attempt to discover what lies Beyond Deep Learning! CVR, HCRI and the Brown Initiative for Computation in Brain and Mind invite you to a two-part workshop series. The series will explore biological and cognitive frontiers in the quest to discover "what's next" for the study of intelligence. Each workshop will feature talks by leading brain scientists. The workshop will be of great interest to people working in or planning to work in the brain and mind sciences, computer science, applied mathematics or related areas. The winter workshop will be held from January 18 and 19, 2018 from 2-4 p.m. Speakers will be Randy Gallistel, Rutgers University, Gary Marcus, New York University, Matthias Bethge, University of Tübingen, Sam Gershman, Harvard University For more information, see our website:http://bit.ly/beyond_deep_learning http://brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/ Metcalf Research Building, Room 101, Friedman Auditorium Dept: CLPS, First Years, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, For Masters candidates only, For PhD candidates only, Audience, Dept: Engineering, Brain Science Program, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Departments, Other, Other Events
  • Michael S Goodman '74 Memorial Colloquium Series Download Michael S Goodman '74 Memorial Colloquium Series to my desktop calendar

    January 18, 2018 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Speaker: Steven Piantadosi, University of Rochester. Title: The communicative basis of human language. PLEASE NOTE: This talk begins at 4:30 p.m. http://brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events Metcalf Research Building, Room 101, Friedman Auditorium 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
  • Beyond Deep Learning Download Beyond Deep Learning to my desktop calendar

    January 19, 2018 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Join us as we attempt to discover what lies Beyond Deep Learning! CVR, HCRI and the Brown Initiative for Computation in Brain and Mind invite you to a two-part workshop series. The series will explore biological and cognitive frontiers in the quest to discover "what's next" for the study of intelligence. Each workshop will feature talks by leading brain scientists. The workshop will be of great interest to people working in or planning to work in the brain and mind sciences, computer science, applied mathematics or related areas. The winter workshop will be held from January 18 and 19, 2018 from 2-4 p.m. Speakers will be Randy Gallistel, Rutgers University, Gary Marcus, New York University, Matthias Bethge, University of Tübingen, Sam Gershman, Harvard University For more information, see our website:http://bit.ly/beyond_deep_learning http://brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events Metcalf Research Building, Room 101, Friedman Auditorium Dept: CLPS, First Years, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, For Masters candidates only, For PhD candidates only, Audience, Dept: Engineering, Brain Science Program, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Departments, Other, Other Events
  • Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Colloquium Series Download Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Colloquium Series to my desktop calendar

    January 22, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Speaker: Roman Feiman, UCSD. Title: How thoughts combine: The structure and acquisition of the language of logical operators. http://brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events Metcalf Research Building, Room 101, Friedman Auditorium Colloquia, 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
  • Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Colloquium Series Download Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Colloquium Series to my desktop calendar

    January 24, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Speaker: Rachel Ryskin, MIT. Title: Context use and learning support efficient language processing. http://brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events Metcalf Research Building, Room 101, Friedman Auditorium Colloquia, 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
  • Cognition Seminar Series Download Cognition Seminar Series to my desktop calendar

    January 26, 2018 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Seminar Series. Speaker: Bridget Callaghan, Columbia University. Title: Early Environments Shape Brain, Microbiome & Mental Health 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
  • Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Colloquium Series Download Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Colloquium Series to my desktop calendar

    January 29, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Speaker: Melissa Kline. MIT. Title: : Structured representations of events unite verb meaning, inference about complex scenes, and early cognitive development. http://brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events Metcalf Research Building, Room 101, Friedman Auditorium Colloquia, 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
  • Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Lecture Series Download Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Lecture Series to my desktop calendar

    January 31, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Speaker: John Serences, University of California, San Diego. Title: TBA 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