Research in the Cognition Program focuses on behavioral and computational analyses of cognitive processes. Cognitive models and empirical methods are used to address the components of the mind. Areas of specialty within this program include, but are not limited to:

  • Learning and Memory
  • Concepts and Categorization
  • Reasoning and Problem Solving
  • Language
  • Perception and Attention

Our methods are inherently interdisciplinary, with faculty and students often working across areas of the department and sometimes across departments.  Methodological strengths include, but are not limited to:

  • Behavioral Experimentation
  • Computational Modeling
  • Comparative Cognition
  • Cognitive Development
  • Philosophical Psychology

Affiliated Departments and Institutes:

Primary Members
Anne Collins
Lucia Jacobs
Steven Piantadosi
Secondary Members
Sonia Bishop
Allison Harvey
Richard Ivry
Celeste Kidd
Ken Nakayama
Mahesh Srinivasan
Frederic Theunissen
Joni Wallis
Fei Xu
Area Head
Steven Piantadosi