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...)

 

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

Upcoming 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
  • LingLangLunch Lite Download LingLangLunch Lite to my desktop calendar

    April 25, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Masters Thesis Presentation. Speaker: Haoru Zhang, Brown University. Title: Phonetic Convergence in Mandarin 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, Brown Bag Lunch, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, 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, Brain Science Program, 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