Pursue a degree or take courses in brain and cognitive sciences. We also administer a concentration in neuroscience.
In our nationally ranked PhD program, graduate students are considered junior colleagues and future peers.
Our research spans a large domain and straddles several disciplines in the cognitive, computational, and neural sciences.
June 7, 2017
From Forbes.com: Few psychological studies are as famous as the Stanford marshmallow experiment. In a series of observations begun in the late 1960s and early 1970s, psychologist and Stanford professor Walter Mischel offered children a single marshmallow on the spot or two marshmallows if they waited 15 minutes without eating the one in front of them. The study has been replicated many times. Videos of preschoolers being tortured by the presence of a marshmallow are all over the Internet.
March 16, 2017
The Association for Psychological Science (previously the American Psychological Society) recently named Steven Piantadosi, an assistant professor of brain and cognitive sciences, to its list of distinguished Rising Stars for his contributions to the field of psychology. Piantadosi’s research focuses on how people learn language and concepts.
January 16, 2017
For the past several years, Jessica Cantlon has been working to understand how humans develop the concept of numbers, from simple counting to complex mathematical reasoning. Early in her career at the University of Rochester, the assistant professor of brain and cognitive sciences began studying primates in her search for the origins of numeric understanding.
November 28, 2016
Studies going back several years have shown that playing action video games (AVG) can help improve visual acuity.
October 19, 2016
From Fatherly: How did we, as a species, ever survive? University of Rochester professors Celeste Kidd and Steve Piantadosi who just published a new theory in the Proceedings Of The National Academy Of Sciences about why babies aren’t born to run.
Undergraduates are encouraged to become engaged in research projects and gain valuable experience for postgraduate education, medical school, or employment.