Pros Graduate Students-Research

Semantics & Syntax

Formal semantics, the syntax-semantics interface, lexical semantics, the interaction of information structure, discourse, and pragmatics with semantics and syntax, categorial grammar and related theories of syntax.

Faculty: Feiman, Jacobson, AnderBois

Perception & Action

Computational, psychophysical and ecological approaches to the study of perceiving shape and motion, recognizing objects and scenes, processing auditory events, attention, perceptual learning, and controlling action.

Faculty: Domini, Festa, Serre, Song, Simmons, Warren, Watanabe, Welch


In human and animal models, visual attention, learning and memory, causal reasoning, pretend play, language, perception.

Faculty: Amso, Bath, Buchsbaum, Feiman, Morgan, Sobel, Simmons

Higher-Level Cognition

Human memory, learning, and cognitive control; inductive inference, causal reasoning, and decision-making; moral reasoning, social cognition and theory of mind and their development.

Faculty: Anderson, Badre, Buchsbaum, Feiman, FeldmanHall, Festa, Frank, Heindel, Krueger, Malle, Sloman, Sobel, Spoehr, Wright

Cognitive Neuroscience

The neural basis of cognitive functions such as attention, perception, learning, memory, emotional regulation, executive control, decision making, language.

Faculty: Amso, Anderson, Badre, Bath, Burwell, FeldmanHall, Festa, Frank, Heindel, Watanabe