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...)


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

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