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Cognition, Language, and Development

 
 

Cognition, Language, and Development

Students and faculty in the Cognition, Language, and Development (CLD) training area perform research to understand the mechanisms and basic processes responsible for knowledge in a range of domains and populations, including animals and atypical groups as well as human adults and children. We work on perception, memory, attention, creativity, learning, decision-making, language acquisition, and language processing, in adults and in children. We use a variety of methods – including, among others, observations, behavioral and neuroscience experiments, and computational modeling – to answer fundamental questions about the inner workings of the mind, the acquisition and development of knowledge, the forms of mental representations, underlying brain mechanisms, and the use of knowledge in a range of areas. Training in CLD prepares students for careers in academia (research and teaching), as well as in health, education, business, and industrial settings.

Virginia Valian

Distinguished Professor
Hunter College
Linguistics
695 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065


Phone: (212) 772-5463

Aaron Kozbelt

Cogn., Brain, & Behavior Subprogram Head
Brooklyn College
Psychology
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210


Phone: (718) 951-5601