The study of mental processes and how they relate to brain function are a major focus of human research in the department. Areas of faculty expertise include attention, perception, action representation, memory, executive functioning, affect, decision-making, and general information processing at both the micro and macro levels.
Associated Faculty: Cuttler, Fournier, Hinson, Honn, Whitney
Research interests within this area:
Attention, perception and action planning (Fournier)
Sleep and cognition (Honn, Hinson, Whitney)
Memory and attention (Cuttler, Hinson, Whitney)
Executive control, affect, and decision-making (Cuttler, Hinson, Whitney)