• Prof. Scott AnderBois

    Scott AnderBois

    Assistant Professor

    Room 243

    Scott AnderBois earned his PhD from the Dept. of Linguistics at UC Santa Cruz in 2011, joining the Brown CLPS faculty in 2013. His research explores issues in semantics, pragmatics, and their interfaces including primary fieldwork on Yucatec Maya (an indigenous language of Mexico) and A'ingae (an indigenous language of Ecuador and Colombia). Within this area, much of AnderBois's research...


  • Prof. Dima Amso

    Dima Amso

    Associate Professor

    Room 239

    Dr. Dima Amso has a BS in Psychology from Tufts University, was trained at Cornell University, and received a PhD in Psychology from New York University in 2005. She then joined the faculty in the departments of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Neuroscience at the Weil Medical College of Cornell University, specifically in the prestigious Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology.  Since...


  • Prof. James Anderson

    James Anderson


    Room 236

    James Anderson received his Ph.D. in Physiology from MIT in 1967. He completes his postdoctorate at UCLA, and he began teaching at Brown in 1973. He was chair or the CLPS department from 1992-8 and 1999-2001. He has written or co-written seven books, including Introduction to Neural Networks. Anderson studies how brains and computers are different in the way they compute, with a focus on...


  • David Badre

    David Badre

    Associate Professor

    Room 341

    David Badre received his B.S. from the University of Michigan in 2000, and his Ph.D. from the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT in 2005. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley, he joined Brown's Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences as Assistant Professor in 2008 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2014....


  • Kevin Bath

    Kevin Bath

    Assistant Professor

    Room 353

    Kevin Bath received his Ph.D. in the Behavioral and Evolutionary Neuroscience program from the Department of Psychology at Cornell University. He then received postdoctoral training at Weill Cornell Medical College in the Department of Psychiatry and the Laboratory for Neuroendocrinology at Rockefeller University. Dr. Bath is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cognitive,...


  • Rebecca Burwell

    Rebecca Burwell

    Albert D. Mead Professor

    Rebecca Burwell received her doctorate in Experimental and Biological Psychology from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1992. Her postdoctoral training in neuroanatomy and electrophysiology was at The Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La jolla, CA, and at the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience at The State University of New York at Stony Brook. She has been at Brown...


  • Uriel Cohen Priva

    Uriel Cohen Priva

    Assistant Professor

    Room 251

    Uriel Cohen Priva received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 2012 before coming to Brown in 2012, where he is now an Assistant Professor. Cohen Priva's research is focused in linguistics and how the interactions between physiological, cognitive, communicative and social pressures shape human language. In particular, he studies how perceptual and articulatory pressures interact with the...


  • Ruth Colwill


    Ruth M. Colwill received her PhD from the University of Cambridge and her BA from the University of York. Her research interests include animal learning and behavior, early adverse experiences on cognitive development, canine communication systems and aggressive behavior, and environmental enrichment.


  • Fulvio Domini

    Fulvio Domini


    Room 237

    Fulvio Domini completed his Masters in Electrical Engineering and Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology at the University of Trieste, Italy.  He came to Brown in 1999 where is a currently Professor at the department of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences.  His research team investigates how the human visual system processes 3D visual information to allow successful interactions with...


  • Roman Feiman

    Assistant Professor

    Room 241

    Roman Feiman received his PhD in Psychology from Harvard University in 2015. He completed his postdoctoral work at Harvard and UC San Diego before coming to Brown. His work draws on a variety of approaches and methods from cognitive developmental psychology, language acquisition, psycholinguistics, and formal semantics. Roman directs the Brown Language and Thought Lab.


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  • Oriel FeldmanHall

    Oriel FeldmanHall

    Assistant Professor

    Room 349

    Oriel FeldmanHall received her Doctorate from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, and her Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University before coming to Brown. In 2016, Dr. FeldmanHall won the Association for Psychological Science Rising Star Award, in recognition of innovative work that has already advanced the field. She also recently won the prestigious NARSAD Young Investigator Award...


  • Elena Festa

    Elena Festa


    Room 339

    Elena Festa received her B.A. in psychology from the College of the Holy Cross in 1992, and her Ph.D. in experimental psychology with an emphasis in visual psychophysics from Brown University in 1998. After completing her postdoctoral NRSA training in cognitive neuropsychology, she was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Research in the Department of Psychology at Brown University in 2005...


  • Michael Frank

    Michael Frank

    Edgar L. Marston Professor

    Room 335

    Michael Frank received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience & Pyschology (joint) at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2004. After working as a Professor at the University of Arizona, he came to the Brown CLPS department in 2011, where he is currently an Edgar L. Marston Professor. His research combines multiple levels of computational modeling and experimental work to understand the neural...


  • Prof. William Heindel

    William Heindel

    Professor & Chair

    William Heindel received a B.S. in engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1980, and a Ph.D. in neurosciences from the University of California, San Diego in 1989. He came to Brown in 1992 following postdoctoral training in neuroimaging and neuropsychology at UCSD. William Heindel is a cognitive neuroscientist with research interests in human memory, attention and perception...


  • Prof. Pauline Jacobson

    Pauline Jacobson


    Room 247

    Pauline Jacobson received her Ph.D. (1977) in Linguistics from UC Berkeley. She has been on the Brown faculty since 1975 with visiting professorships at Ohio State University and Harvard.  She has been a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has taught at several summer institutes of the Linguistic Society of America, at several of the European...


  • Prof. Joachim Krueger

    Joachim Krueger


    Room 347

    Joachim Krueger received his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon in 1988, where he attests he had a glorious experience. He completed his postdoctoral research at the Max Planck Institute in Berlin before coming to Brown in 1991. He studies topics in social judgment and decision-making, such as self-perception, strategic interpersonal behavior, and intergroup relations. He is on the...


  • Bertram F. Malle

    Bertram F. Malle

    Professor & Associate Chair

    Bertram F. Malle earned his Master’s degrees in philosophy/linguistics (1987) and psychology (1989) at the University of Graz, Austria.  After coming to the United States in 1990 he received his Ph.D. at Stanford University in 1995 and joined the University of Oregon Psychology Department.  Since 2008 he is Professor at the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences at...


  • Prof. Jim Morgan

    James Morgan


    Room 233

    Jim Morgan received his A.B. in Linguistics from Washington University in 1974, M.A.s in Linguistics and Psychology from the University of California, San Diego in 1976 and 1979, respectively, and his Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign in 1983. Before joining the faculty of the Department of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences at Brown, he was...


  • Thomas Serre

    Thomas Serre

    Associate Professor

    Room 343

    Thomas Serre received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from MIT in 2006 and an MSc in EECS from Télécom Bretagne (France) in 2000. He joined the CLPS faculty in 2010, where he is now an Associate Professor. Dr. Serre is a computational neuroscientist by training. His research seeks to understand the neural computations supporting visual perception. His research has been featured in the BBC series "...


  • Amitai Shenhav

    Amitai Shenhav

    Assistant Professor

    Room 334

    Amitai Shenhav received his B.A. from UC Berkeley in 2005 and his Ph.D. in Psychology at Harvard University in 2012, followed by a C.V. Starr Postdoctoral Fellowship at Princeton. He has been an Assistant Professor at Brown since 2016, in the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Science and the Carney Institute for Brain Science. His research is focused on examining the...


  • Andrea Simmons

    Andrea Simmons


    Room 356

    Andrea Megela Simmons received her A.B. degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her Ph.D. degree from Harvard University.  She conducted postdoctoral research at Cornell University.  She is currently Professor of Cognitive, Linguistic, & Psychological Sciences at Brown, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Neuroscience.  Dr. Simmons serves on the editorial boards of...


  • Steven Sloman

    Steven Sloman


    Room 333

    Steven Sloman received his Ph.D. in Psychology from Stanford University in 1990 and completed his post-doctoral research at University of Michigan. He began teaching at Brown in 1992. Steven is a cognitive scientist who studies how people think. He has studied how our habits of thought influence the way we see the world, how the different systems that constitute thought interact to produce...


  • David Sobel

    Dave Sobel


    Room 238

    David Sobel received his B.A. in Psychology and Computer Science with distinction from Swarthmore College in 1995, and his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of California in 2001. He joined Brown’s Department of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences in 2001. He is currently a Full Professor in the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences. Research in his lab centers...


  • Joo-Hyun Song

    Joo-Hyun Song

    Associate Professor

    Room 234

    Joo-Hyun Song received her B.A. from Seoul National University (Seoul, Korea) in 1998, and her Ph.D. from the Department of Psychology at Harvard University in 2006. Following postdoctoral training in systems neuroscience and neuroimaging at the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, San Francisco, CA, she joined the CLPS department as Assistant Professor in 2010 and was promoted to...


  • Kathy Spoehr

    Kathryn Spoehr


    Room 256

    Kathy Spoehr received her A.B. degree at Brown University in 1969 in mathematical psychology. She did graduate work in cognitive psychology and computer science (artificial intelligence) at Stanford University, where she was awarded the A.M. degree in 1971 and the Ph.D. in 1973. She joined the Brown Psychology faculty in 1974, was a founding member of the Executive Committee of the Center...


  • William Warren

    Chanellor's Professor

    Room 257

    William Warren earned his undergraduate degree at Hampshire College (1976), his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Connecticut (1982), did post-doctoral work at the University of Edinburgh, and has been a professor at Brown ever since. He served as Chair of the Department of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences from 2002-10. Warren is the recipient of a Fulbright Research...


  • Takeo Watanabe

    Takeo Watanabe

    Fred M. Seed Professor

    Room 253

    Takeo Watanabe received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Tokyo in 1989. He taught at Boston University before coming to Brown in 2012, where is now a Fred M. Seed Professor. His research is focused on perceptual learning, and the roles of attention and reinforcement signals in learning. He research is supported by the NIH.


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  • Leslie Welch

    Leslie Welch

    Associate Professor

    Room 336

    Leslie Welch received her Ph.D. in Vision Sciences (physiological optics) from University of California, Berkeley, in 1990 and completed her postdoctoral work at University of California, San Diego. She came to Brown in 1992 where she is now an Associate Professor in the CLPS department. She is also affiliated with the Center for Vision Research and the Carney Institute for Brain Sciences....


  • Jack Wright

    Associate Professor

    Jack Wright received his PhD in Psychology from Stanford University and his BA from Princeton University. He served as Chair of the Psychology Department at Brown from 1990-93, and since 1990 has been the Research Director of Wediko Children's Services in Boston, Massachusetts, a not-for-profit agency that provides residential and school-based consulting services for at-risk youth. His...