The Cognition Program focuses on behavioral and computational analyses of cognitive processes. Students receive training in how to use cognitive models and empirical methods to investigate 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


Perception and Attention

The program is 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