About the Cognitive Psychology Program
Cognitive Psychology is a very broad discipline and research in our program addresses a great many of the issues that arise in the field. Our main emphasis is on topics in attention, language, memory, and perception.
Research in our program takes a variety of approaches to those topics, using conventional methods of performance in behavioral tasks and cognitive modeling, as well as approaching them from the perspectives of cognitive neuroscience and cognitive aging.
We have excellent laboratories in the Psychology Department for running experiments on standard cognitive tasks, as well as special facilities for studying eye movements, touch and electrical activity of the brain. FMRI facilities are also available on campus.
We also have strong connections to other programs on campus, including: Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Institute on Aging, Speech & Hearing, Linguistics, Psychiatry, Neurobiology, and the Auditory Neuroscience group; all of which offer a broad range of other research opportunities.