Cognitive,Linguistic and Psychological Sciences

Integrating the Study of Mind, Brain, Behavior and Language

We are delighted to announce the formation of the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences (CLPS) as of July 2010. CLPS is dedicated to the multidisciplinary study of mind, brain, behavior, and language.

As part of the University's ongoing Plan for Academic Enrichment, CLPS has been formed from the former faculties of the Department of Cognitive & Linguistic Sciences and the Department of Psychology, as well as several new hires. CLPS is housed in a newly renovated 36,000 sq ft building.

How does the brain develop & change in response to cues? How do we integrate higher-order cognitive processes & actions? Using electrophysiology & optogenetics to probe memory. New software automatically identifies behaviors of laboratory mice. Searching for memory. How do we select an appropriate action, given our goals? Using an immersive virtual environment to test perception & action. How do we make decisions and learn from experience? Which variables influence control over learning and action? A stroke leads to resolution of foreign accent syndrome. How do people decide to blame others for their behavior?

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