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Faculty Directory

  • Language evolution, acquisition and processing
  • Sequential learning
  • Computational models of language and sequential learning
  • ERP measures of sequential learning and language
  • Genetics of language
  • Cognitive Science/Neuroscience

  • Active sensation and the construction of sensory representations
  • Olfactory processing, generalization and perception, learning and memory
  • Computational and systems neurophysiology
  • Mouse behavioral phenotyping
  • Neural circuit structure and function

  • Perception of cinema and pictures
  • Art and psychology
  • Event perception
  • Perception of motion, depth, and layout
  • Structural and functional analyses of perceptual stimuli

  • Neural basis of female bird song discrimination
  • Interplay between the hippocampus and other brain areas in spatial memory
  • Behavior and brain evolution

  • Accuracy and illusion in self- and social judgment
  • Motivated reasoning and self-deception
  • Accuracy and error in eyewitness testimony
  • Behavior in economic games

  • Computational theories and models of cognition
  • Visual object and scene processing
  • Language acquisition and processing

  • Automaticity
  • Social cognition
  • Automatic evaluation
  • Implicit mechanisms of goal pursuit
  • The role of affect in judgment and decision-making
  • Implicit ideology

  • Theories and models of sensory coding and visual processing
  • Visual perception
  • Relations between the structure of the natural environment andthe representation of that environment by sensory systems

  • Structure and function of the vertebrate nervous system, particularly the visual system and the cerebral cortex

  • Everyday judgment and decision making
  • Critical thinking and belief
  • Egocentrism
  • Optimism, pessimism, satisfaction, and regret
  • Behavioral economics

  • Social learning, with a focus on the development of speech and language
  • Prelinguistic vocal development
  • Early word learning
  • Psychobiology of parental behavior
  • Comparative approaches to the development and evolution of communication

  • Computer music and computer modeling of music
  • Human perception and cognition
  • Cognitive processes in music perception and memory
  • Application of mathematical models to psychological data

  • Effects of nutrition on behavior
  • Control of food intake and body weight
  • Obesity
  • Nutrition and health

  • Understanding proximate control of social behavior

  • Moral judgment
  • Moral intuitions
  • Influence of emotional states on thinking and deciding
  • Influence of emotional states on thinking and deciding

  • Experimental social psychology, especially causal attribution and interpersonal influence
  • Evolutionary theory and social behavior

  • Neuroendocrine mechanisms of animal social behavior
  • Sexual differentiation of behavior
  • Mate choice and social relationships in pair-bonding birds

  • The uses of narrative in clinical assessment
  • Adolescent psychopathology
  • Lifespan development
  • Connections between the creative and therapeutic processes
  • Psychodynamic approaches to literary texts

  • Neural mediation of learning and memory
  • Spatial navigation
  • Instrumental learning
  • Attention

  • Determining the nature and underlying neural basis of developmental cognitive disorders
  • Prenatal cocaine exposure
  • Early lead exposure
  • Transgenic models of developmental disorders

  • Relationship between perceived structure of events and memory

  • Structural Equation Models
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Causal Inference
  • Propensity score methods

  • First Impressions
  • Social cognition
  • Attachment processes
  • Self-regulation
  • Unconscious cognition