Cognitive neuroscientists examine the brain processes that come together to inform our thoughts and understanding of the world. Our researchers use a range of approaches, including functional brain imaging and cognitive psychology, to ask fundamental questions about mental processes including how we focus attention, how we process language and music, and how the brain develops and learns.
perception · memory · language · social cognition · attention · empathy · brain disorders · aging · cognitive flexibility · developing brain
The brain puts together a 360˚ panoramic representation of the world around us, even areas behind us using discrete views.SOURCE: Kanwisher et al.
The number of brain regions associated with thinking about the mental states of others ("Theory of Mind").SOURCE: SaxeLab
Jim DiCarlo and his team aim to understand how a complex network of brain regions underlies our ability to recognize vast numbers of objects and faces rapidly.