The Behavior, Brain, & Cognition program trains students to conduct basic research in fundamental aspects of behavior in preparation for a career in research. Department faculty members and students are actively engaged in research on learning, memory, perception, attention, language, decision making, and other aspects of cognition and performance in human and other animals, with an emphasis on human cognition.
Formal course offerings lay the broad foundations of experimental psychology, while specialty seminars allow you to focus more narrowly on specific areas of interest. In addition to course work, you will become involved in research projects from the beginning of your studies. Faculty members will work closely with you to help you develop your own research ideas. In some laboratories special technical or computing skills may be necessary, and informal short courses are available to provide the needed training.