Metcalf Research Building, Brown University

Metcalf Research Building, Home of the CLPS Department at Brown University

Integrating the Study of Mind, Brain, Behavior, and Language

The Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences (CLPS) was created in 2010 by joining the departments of Psychology (established in 1892) and Cognitive & Linguistic Sciences (formed in 1986). State-of-the-art research in mind, brain, behavior and language requires spanning multiple levels of analysis and using a range of approaches and methodologies, and the integration of these two closely related departments has created an environment where this intellectual synthesis can flourish. The creation of CLPS reflects Brown’s philosophy to build bridges between disciplines and to encourage interdisciplinary studies.

Announcement regarding Linguistics: As of Fall 2023, Brown Linguistics is an independent program separate from the CLPS department. Information on the Linguistics Program, its faculty, research, concentrations, and course offerings can be found on the program's website.

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