The Computational Cognitive Development Lab is moving from the University of Toronto (St. George campus) to Brown University. We are looking for talented and motivated graduate students with a background in cognitive science, developmental psychology and/or computer science, to begin in Fall 2020. The lab is directed by Dr. Daphna Buchsbaum and will be a part of the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences at Brown University in Summer 2020.
Examples of recent and current research topics include:
Causal imitation in children and other primate species
Children’s integration of verbal testimony and causal observations
Exploring the relationship between children’s understanding of real-world causal structure and their pretend play
Modeling sequential dependency between informants (do children understand that they are learning from other learners?)
Modeling the relationship between statistical action segmentation and causal inference
Brown's Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences (CLPS) is dedicated to the multidisciplinary study of mind, brain, behavior and language. Ranked top 10 in the United States and a global ranking of the top 100 research universities, Brown enjoys a world-wide reputation for excellence in research and graduate education.
The Department guarantees financial support for 5 years to all graduate students accepted into the Ph.D. program. Support includes full-time tuition, a health fee, and a stipend to cover basic living expenses during the academic year. Brown University is located in Providence, Rhode Island. For more information please visit the department's website.