The cognitive area consists of faculty and graduate students who study a variety of topics: auditory and music cognition, event representations in memory, mathematical processing, recognition memory, memory models, anxiety, and working memory (see the faculty pages for more specific descriptions of their research areas). Students in the cognitive area receive training and supervision with experimental methods that include eye tracking, event-related potentials, transcranial magnetic and electrical stimulation (TMS and TES), as well as common behavioral methods such as memory, signal detection, and reaction time tasks. Graduate students work with a faculty mentor, but those with diverse interests can collaborate with more than one faculty member. Past students have continued on to positions as post-doctoral researchers, academic faculty, college administrators, and applied work in government or private industry.
Faculty: Mark H. Ashcraft, David Copeland, Erin E. Hannon, Marta Meana, Colleen M. Parks, Jennifer L. Rennels, Joel S. Snyder