Research. Cognition and action "in the wild" occur in rich contexts. Our research explores how information from multiple sources is integrated in naturalistic tasks, using a combination of behavioral and neural methods and computational modeling. Our primary area of interest is spoken language understanding, learning, and developmental and acquired disorders. Our other interests include: psycholinguistics in general, eye movements, vision (object recognition and scene perception), categorization, learning, reasoning and decision making. For more details, see our publications.
Opportunities. The lab admits new PhD students most years (applications due December 1). We are a core lab with the NSF-funded IGERT training program, Language Plasticity: Gene, Brain, Cognition, Computation (Jim Magnuson, PI). We almost always have room for undergraduate students who want to be involved in research. We occasionally have openings for postdocs or technicians. Prospective students, postdocs, or lab techs should feel free to send inquiries to Jim Magnuson.