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...)

 

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

Upcoming Events

  • Perception Action Seminar Series Download Perception Action Seminar Series to my desktop calendar

    February 22, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Seminar Series. Speaker: Rachel Denison, New York University. Title: The dynamics of temporal attention 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

    February 23, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Seminar Series. Speaker: David DeSteno, Northeastern University. Title: Compassion, Empathy, and Resilience: Threading the Needle 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, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Departments, Seminars
  • Cognition Seminar Series Download Cognition Seminar Series to my desktop calendar

    February 23, 2018 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Seminar Series. Speaker: Alex He, Brown University. Title: Aging Effects on Task-Evoked Pupillary Responses Reflecting LC-NA Activity. 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, Pre-Law, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Departments, Seminars
  • LingLangLunch Seminar Download LingLangLunch Seminar to my desktop calendar

    February 28, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Seminar Series. Speaker: Roey Gafter, Ben Gurion University. Title: Pharyngeals and beyond: phonetic differences and phonemic mergers in Hebrew 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, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Departments, Seminars
  • Perception Action Seminar Series Download Perception Action Seminar Series to my desktop calendar

    March 1, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Seminar Series. Speaker: Hee Yeon Im, Mass General Hospital. 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
  • Special Seminar Download Special Seminar to my desktop calendar

    March 2, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Speaker: Tadashi Isa, MD, PhD, Department of Neuroscience, Kyoto University President, Japanese Society for Neuroscience. Title: Large-scaled network reorganization for recovery from brain and spinal cord injury. http://brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events Marcuvitz Auditorium, Sidney Frank Hall for Life Sciences 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
  • LingLangLunch Lite Download LingLangLunch Lite to my desktop calendar

    March 7, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Seminar Series. Speaker: Kasia Hitczenko, University of Maryland. 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, Brain Science Program, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Departments, Seminars
  • Friedman Family Fund Lecture Download Friedman Family Fund Lecture to my desktop calendar

    March 7, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Speaker: Sherry L. Hamby, Ph.D. Director of the Life Paths Appalachian Research Center, Research Professor of Psychology at the University of the South, and founding editor of the APA journal Psychology of Violence. Title: Portrait of Resilience: Insights from Rural Appalachia http://brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/ 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, Pre-Law, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Departments
  • Friedman Family Fund & Middle Eastern Studies Lecture Download Friedman Family Fund & Middle Eastern Studies Lecture to my desktop calendar

    March 12, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Speaker: Dr. Rana Dajani, Hashemite University, Jordan. Rita E. Hauser Fellow, Radcliff Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University. Title: Five Scarves: Doing the Impossible - If We Can Reverse Cell Fate, Why Can't We Redefine Success for Women? Co-Sponsored by Middle Eastern Studies and the Friedman Family Fund Lecture Series. http://brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/ 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, Pre-Law, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Departments
  • LingLangLunch Seminar Download LingLangLunch Seminar to my desktop calendar

    March 14, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Seminar Series. Speaker: Susan Kalt, Roxbury Community College. Title: Changes in Bolivian Quechua Evidentiality. http://brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events Metcalf Research Bldg, Room 305 Dept: CLPS, First Years, Sophomores, Juniors, For Masters candidates only, For PhD candidates only, Audience, Brain Science Program, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Departments, Seminars
  • Special Seminar, Initiative for Computation in Brain and Mind Download Special Seminar, Initiative for Computation in Brain and Mind to my desktop calendar

    March 14, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Speaker: Dr. Klaas Enno Stephan, Director of the Translational Neuromodeling Unit. Institute for Biomedical Engineering, University of Zurich and ETH Zurich. Title: Translational Neuromodeling, Computational Psychiatry and Computational Psychosomatics http://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, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Departments, Seminars