Brain And Cognitive Sciences
Graduate study in this area offers students a unique opportunity for research training in both neuroscience and cognitive psychology. The Department boasts a number of faculty members who investigate human psychology from a biological perspective, providing students with opportunities to investigate the physiological processes underlying learning, memory, neurological impairments, visual perception, and visuomotor control. The Department's neuroscientists offer training in neuropsychology, developmental neuroscience, neurotoxicology, and fMRI. This area also hosts several specialists in the experimental study of human mental processes. The Department's cognitive scientists provide expertise in the domains of language processes, visual and auditory perception and selective attention, and memory. Faculty in the Brain and Cognitive Science area receive funding from a variety of sources, resulting in cutting-edge laboratories utilizing modern and diverse techniques. During both M.A. and PhD training, students will develop their ability to think critically and work independently, while still being able to successfully collaborate and work as part of a team. The course requirements in this area are structured around a flexible core curriculum that permits specialization and concentration of research during graduate training. Students will also be given the opportunity to collaborate with faculty from other areas in Psychology, and in related social, behavioural, and biomedical sciences.

 

Brain and Cognitive Science Faculty Members:
Dr. Tammy Ivanco Neurobiology of Learning and Memory Laboratory 
Dr. Lorna Jakobson Developmental Neuropsychology Laboratory
Dr. Randall Jamieson Cognitive Science Laboratory
Dr. Debbie Kelly Comparative Cognition Laboratory
Dr. Jason Leboe-McGowan Memory, Perception and Skill Acquisition Laboratory
Dr. Launa Leboe-McGowan Cognitive Bias Laboratory
Dr. Jonathan Marotta Neuropsychology of Vision, Perception, and Action Laboratory
Dr. Todd Mondor Auditory Perception & Cognition Laboratory
Dr. Joseph Pear Computer Aided Personalized System of Instruction (CAPSI) Laboratory
Dr. L. James Shapiro Avian Behaviour Laboratory
Dr. Murray Singer Language Processes Laboratory
Faculty members in other areas with BCS related research programs:
Dr. Melanie Soderstrom Baby Language Laboratory (Member of Developmental Area)
Dr. Melanie Glenwright Cognitive Development Laboratory (Member of Developmental Area)
Dr. Richard Kruk Early Years Reading Laboratory (Member of School Psychology Area)