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The faculty is very active in the science and profession of cognitive psychology.  As a group, its members have authored hundreds of book chapters and scholarly articles.


Core Faculty


Julie Golomb

Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Yale University: Visual Cognitive Neuroscience, Visual Attention, Eye Movements, Memory

Richard J. Jagacinski

Professor, Ph.D., University of Michigan: Engineering Psychology; Behavioral applications of control theory; Decision making in guiding dynamic systems; Aging; Environmental and social effects of technology

Ian Krajbich

Assistant Professor, Ph.D, Caltech: Decision Neuroscience, Decision Psychology, Neuroeconomics, Eye Movements, Computational/Mathematical Modeling of Learning and Decision Making

Andrew Leber

Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University: Visual Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Control, Attention

Jay Myung

Professor, Ph.D., Purdue University: Mathematical and computational cognition; Bayesian cognitive modeling; Adaptive experimental design; quantitative methods

David Osher

Assistant Professor, Ph.D., MIT: Brain connectivity, neural function and behavior through computational modeling.

Alexander A. Petrov

Assistant Professor, Ph.D., New Bulgarian University: Perceptual learning, reinforcement learning, connectionist models of relational structure, memory-based models, analogy, computational cognitive neuroscience, cognitive architectures, spatial vision

Mark A. Pitt

Professor,  Ph.D., Yale University: Psycholinguistics; Spoken word recognition; Mathematical Modeling. 

Roger Ratcliff

Professor, Ph.D., University of Auckland, New Zealand: Mathematical modeling of cognitive processes; Simple decisions and reaction time; Memory models; Implicit memory; Methodology; Aging and reaction time; Neural modeling including single cell recording.

Zeynep Saygin

Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Cognitive Neuroscience, Development, Computational Modeling, Vision, Reading, Connectivity

Lab: ZLab

Brandon Turner

 Assistant Professor Ph.D., The Ohio State University: Dynamic models of cognition and perceptual decision making, efficient methods for performing likelihood-free and likelihood-informed Bayesian inference, and unifying behavioral and neural explanations of cognition


Affiliated Faculty


Bennet Givens

Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of North Carolina: Behavioral neuroscience; physiology and pharmacology of cognitive processes; neural mechanisms underlying ethanol-induced cognitive deficits; electrophysiological correlates of memory and attention in rats.

Jasmeet P. Hayes

Assistant Professor. Ph.D., Psychology (Emphasis: Neuropsychology), University of Arizona, 2006. Clinical and cognitive neuroscience of stress-based disorders and traumatic brain injury; Neuroimaging correlates of trauma memory and emotion regulation; Neuroimaging genetics of neurodegenerative disease; Long-term brain and cognitive outcomes following traumatic brain injury.

Scott M. Hayes

Assistant Professor. Ph.D., Psychology (Emphasis: Neuropsychology), University of Arizona, 2006. Neural correlates of memory using functional and structural MRI; Age-related cognitive and neural decline; relationships among fitness, physical activity, cognition and the brain; advanced MRI techniques in memory impaired populations (mild cognitive impairment, medial temporal lobe amnesia, traumatic brain injury, neurodegenerative disease).

John E. Opfer

 Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Michigan: Conceptual development; Representation of knowledge; Naive biology; Numerical cognition

Vladimir Sloutsky

 Professor, Ph.D., University of Moscow, Russia: Higher-order cognition, including categorization, reasoning, and problem solving, and interrelationships between cognition and language.

Trisha Van Zandt

 Associate Professor, Ph.D., Purdue University: Mathematical models of simple decision making in memory and cognition, quantitative methods.

Laura Wagner

Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania: Language Acquisition; Event Representation; Pre-Linguistic Concepts; Connections between Linguistic and Conceptual Development