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Cognitive Neurolinguistic Research Lab (Dr. David Corina)

The Corina Cognitive Neurolinguistics Research Laboratory is dedicated to understanding the processes of perceiving and producing signed and spoken languages.

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Integrated Attention Lab (Dr. Joy Geng)

Research in the lab focuses on how goal-directed and sensory-driven information are integrated to determine what we perceive. The purpose of the work is to understand the mechanisms of attentional control that flexibly balance the ability to select task-relevant information and suppress irrelevant distractors.

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Memory and Development Lab (Dr. Simona Ghetti)

The main focus of our research concerns the development of memory and metamemory in childhood. Broadly, we address questions such as: What are the building blocks of the developing ability to encode, store, and retrieve episodic memories from one’s own past? How does the subjective experience of remembering develop? What are the mechanisms underlying the complementary ability to remember nonoccurrences (i.e., remember that events did not happen)?

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Language Learning Lab (Dr. Katie Graf Estes)

Research in the Language Learning Lab investigates the mechanisms that infants use to acquire language, with a special emphasis on the extraction of statistical properties from the linguistic input.

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Human Experiences and Affective Development Lab (Dr. Amanda Guyer)

The Human Experiences and Affective Development Lab uses cognitive neuroscience methods to examine typical and atypical development of social and affective brain systems in adolescents.

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Healthy Emotions, Relationships & Development Lab (Dr. Paul Hastings)

The HERDLab explores the factors contributing to children's social and emotional development. We examine the contributions of "nurture" through children's close relationships with family and friends, and "nature" through their autonomic and neuroendocrine regulatory systems. Our focus is on understanding how these factors shape developmental trajectories toward adaptive functioning, like compassion and social competence, and maladaptive functioning, like aggression and anxiety.<a href="#">test</a>

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Janata Lab (Dr. Petr Janata)

The Janata lab investigates how human brains engage with music. Paradigms range from psychophysical studies of the acuity of mental images for pitch, to neuroimaging studies of music-evoked memories and emotions, and behavioral examinations of sensorimotor coupling, i.e how people move along with music.

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Mind-Emotion Development Lab (Dr. Kristin Lagattuta)

Research in our lab focuses on the development of young children's knowledge about people in terms of their inner, mental lives--what a person desires, intends, believes, thinks about, and feels emotionally.

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Laboratory for Basic and Translational Cognitive Neuroscience (Dr. Steve Luck)

Our laboratory seeks to understand the operation of the human mind and brain and to use this knowledge to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of neurocognitive disorders, especially schizophrenia. We also specialize in ERP methods, and we focus considerable effort on helping researchers worldwide to make best use of this technique.

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Laboratory for the Neural Mechanisms of Attention (Dr. Ron Mangun)

The lab is dedicated to understanding how the brain permits individuals to focus attention and awareness on the most relevant information in the complex and ever-changing world around us. This ability is known as selective attention.

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Auditory Neuroscience and Speech Recognition Lab (Dr. Lee Miller)

Our research is focused on understanding the neural bases of speech perception, especially in noisy environments. We study mechanisms of acoustic processing, audiovisual integration, and top-down inference in both normal listeners and those with hearing loss.

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Infant Cognition Lab (Dr. Lisa Oakes)

The Oakes Infant Cognition Lab is dedicated to studying infants' developing mind and brain. Our research focuses on understanding the mechanisms behind infants' memory, categorization, and attention.

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Cognitive Electrophysiology and Neuroimaging Lab (Dr. John Olichney)

The Cognitive Electrophysiology and Neuroimaging (CEAN) laboratory of John Olichney, M.D. (Professor of Neurology, UC Davis School of Medicine) in the Center for Mind and Brain is developing electrophysiological and neuroimaging techniques sensitive to the memory and language impairments characteristic of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

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Neurocognitive Development Lab (Dr. Susan Rivera)

We study neurocognitive development in typical development as well as in atypically developing populations including autism, fragile X syndrome, and Down syndrome. Our laboratory uses behavioral, eye-tracking and neuroimaging techniques to investigate the development of dorsal vs. ventral visual processing, object representation, numerical cognition and affective processing.

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Saron Lab (Dr. Clifford Saron)

Our work involves two broad areas of investigation. The first is related to the training of attention and emotion regulation through contemplative practice. We conducted a large-scale collaborative and multi-method longitudinal investigation of the effects of intensive meditation training, known as "The Shamatha Project." We use qualitative, self-report, behavioral, electrophysiological, and biochemical measures to begin to elucidate the many levels of personal and physiological change that accompany such training. Our second research area concerns sensory processing, multisensory integration, and interhemispheric communication in children with autism spectrum disorders. In collaboration with colleagues at the CMB and M.I.N.D. Institute, we are using sensitive behavioral measures, eye tracking, and dense channel array event-related potentials to investigate possible deficits in these low-level processes, which likely contribute to the complex phenotype of autism.

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Laboratory for Brain and Language (Tamara Swaab)

The research program in the Laboratory for the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language focuses on the psychological and neural mechanisms of language comprehension.

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Human Memory Research Lab (Dr. Andy Yonelinas)

The Human Memory Lab examines the cognitive and brain processes underlying human memory.

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Affiliated Labs

Links to labs affiliated with the CMB, though not housed with us.

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