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

Upcoming Events

  • Coffee Break Science: Communicating Science to Society Download Coffee Break Science: Communicating Science to Society to my desktop calendar

    September 24, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM Friedman Family Lecture Symposium. Coffee Break Science: Communicating Science to Society. Saturday September 24th, 9:30 am-4:30 pm., Smith-Buonanno Hall 106, 95 Cushing Street. For more info - http://www.brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events/special-event-communicating-science-society http://www.brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events/special-event-communicating-science-society Smith-Buonanno 106 Open to the Public, Dept: CLPS, For Masters candidates only, For PhD candidates only, Audience, Dept: Engineering, Brain Science Program, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Faculty, Symposium, Postdocs, Departments
  • LingLangLunch Seminar Series Download LingLangLunch Seminar Series to my desktop calendar

    September 28, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Seminar Series. Speaker: Andrew Wedel, University of Arizona. Title: Functional pressure from the lexicon shapes phoneme inventory evolution 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, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Faculty, Postdocs, Departments, Seminars
  • Cognition Seminar Series Download Cognition Seminar Series to my desktop calendar

    September 30, 2016 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Seminar Series. Speaker: Nadia Chernyak, Boston University. Title: TBA brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events Metcalf Research Building Dept: CLPS, First Years, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Audience, Brain Science Program, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Faculty, Postdocs, Departments, Seminars
  • LingLangLunch Seminar Series Download LingLangLunch Seminar Series to my desktop calendar

    October 5, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Seminar Series. LingLangLunch Lite. Topic: TBD 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, Postdocs, Departments, Seminars
  • Richard B. Millward Colloquium Download Richard B. Millward Colloquium to my desktop calendar

    October 5, 2016 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Speaker: Beatriz Luna, University of Pittsburgh. Title: Exploratory Brain Processes Underlie the Transition from Adolescence to Adult Cognitive Control. 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, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Departments
  • Perception Action Seminar Series Download Perception Action Seminar Series to my desktop calendar

    October 6, 2016 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Seminar Series. Speaker: Dr. Jordan Taylor, Princeton University. Title: TBA brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events Metcalf Research Bldg, Room 305 Emeriti, 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, Departments, Seminars
  • Cognition Seminar Series Download Cognition Seminar Series to my desktop calendar

    October 14, 2016 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Michael S. Goodman Memorial Seminar Series. Speaker: David Sobel, Brown University. Title: TBA brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events Metcalf Research Building Dept: CLPS, First Years, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Audience, Brain Science Program, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Faculty, Departments, Seminars