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? How do we select an appropriate action, given our goals? Which variables influence control over learning and action? Using an immersive virtual environment to test perception & action. 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? Searching for memory. How do people decide to blame others for their behavior? Using electrophysiology & optogenetics to probe memory.

Upcoming Events

  • LingLangLunch Download LingLangLunch to my desktop calendar

    March 1, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Seminar Series. Speaker: Steve Emet, Brown University. Title: I just think... : the meaning of just and its role in discourse. 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
  • Cognition Seminar Series Download Cognition Seminar Series to my desktop calendar

    March 3, 2017 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Seminar Series. Speaker: Dylan Gee, Yale University. Title: Sensitive Periods in Frontolimbic Circuitry Development and Risk for Anxiety. 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

    March 9, 2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Seminar Series. Speaker: Manoj Srinivasan, Ohio State. Title: TBA brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events Metcalf Research Bldg, Room 305 Dept: CLPS, First Years, 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
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    March 10, 2017 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Friedman Family Fund Seminar. Speaker: Catherine Hartley, NYU. 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, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Parents, Departments, Seminars
  • Perception Action Seminar Series Download Perception Action Seminar Series to my desktop calendar

    March 16, 2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Seminar Series. Speaker: Melchi Michel, Rutgers University. Title: TBA This talk is co-sponsored with 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, Brain Science Program, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Departments, Seminars
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    March 17, 2017 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Seminar Series. Speaker: Kristen Tummeltshammer, Brown 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, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Departments, Seminars