Research Focus Areas

The CLPS department has several core research focus areas:

Neural bases and computational models of: interval timing, emotional development and dysfunction, auditory perception, flow sensing, memory, and higher cognitive functions; neuro-development, plasticity, and regeneration; canid communication and social cognition.

Faculty: Buchsbaum, Burwell, Colwill, Simmons

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

Faculty: Badre, Burwell, FeldmanHall, Festa, Frank, Heindel, Shenhav, Watanabe

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

Faculty: Buchsbaum, Feiman, Morgan, Sobel, Simmons

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: Badre, Buchsbaum, Feiman, FeldmanHall, Festa, Frank, Heindel, Krueger, Malle, Shenhav, Sloman, Sobel, Spoehr

Neural and computational models of processes such as motor control, vision, categorization, learning, reasoning, and language.

Faculty: Buchsbaum, FeldmanHall, Frank, Morgan, Serre, Shenhav, Sloman

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

The experimental study of language acquisition and language use across linguistic domains and the relationship between experimental and theoretical approaches to language.

Faculty: Feiman, Morgan

Social cognition, theory of mind, moral judgment, perception of personality, person-situation interactions, self-image, social projection, intergroup perception, strategic behavior

Faculty: Boykin, FeldmanHall, Krueger, and Malle