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Faculty and students in the Cognition & Neuroscience (C&N) Area work on a range of research questions across the domains of cognition, perception, and neuroscience. Many C & N faculty collaborate with researchers in other areas of the Psychology and Neuroscience Department as well as other departments across the university including Computer Science, Engineering, Geology, and Education. 

A list of C & N faculty is given below. Faculty research areas can be subdivided into three clusters based on methodology: Behavioral Neuroscience (focus on animal models of addiction, stress, and aging); Cognition (focus on human behavior); and Cognitive Neuroscience (focus on measuring human brain and behavior using fMRI, non-invasive brain stimulation, and EEG). Questions about development cut across these three areas, and some C & N faculty are also part of the Developmental Area.

Students interested in applying to the doctoral program should carefully read through the FAQ below. For more specific information on how to apply to the Cognition and Neuroscience Area, please visit the Psychology Graduate Bulletin

Doctoral students in the Psychology and Neuroscience Department can also receive a Specialization in Neuroscience through the interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program, which includes faculty from the Biology, Pharmacology, Physical Therapy, and Psychology and Neuroscience Departments.

Individuals interested in pursuing a Masters Degree in Neuroscience, which is separate from our PhD program, should consider our 2-year degree: MS in Neuroscience: Systems, Behavior and Plasticity.

Cognition and Neuroscience Contacts

Dr. Ingrid Olson is the Cognition and Neuroscience Director, Dr. Thomas Shipley is the Associate Director. Please address admissions questions to Dr. Shipley.

Cognition and Neuroscience Faculty

Cognition and Neuroscience FAQs