Faculty members in Cognition investigate a wide range of areas in Cognitive Science using a variety of methods. Topics include language, scene processing, event segmentation, music, statistical learning, memory and consciousness. The area has historically taken a unique ecological approach using the perspective that our cognitive systems are best understood in their natural and evolutionary contexts. The methods used by our faculty and students include human experimental techniques, computational and mathematical modeling, electrophysiology, FMRI, eye-tracking and cross-cultural comparisons.

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Adam Anderson


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Daniel Casasanto

Associate Professor

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Marianella Casasola

Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs, College of Human Ecology

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Stephen Ceci

Helen L. Carr Professor of Developmental Psychology

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Michael H. Goldstein

Professor, Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow, and Director of the Robert S. Harrison College Scholar Program

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Amy R. Krosch

Assistant Professor

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Carol Krumhansl

Professor Emerita

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Valerie Reyna

Lois and Melvin Tukman Professor

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Khena M. Swallow

Associate Professor

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Qi Wang

Joan K. and Irwin M. Jacobs Professor

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Vivian Zayas


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Cognition    Development    Neuroscience    Social and Personality