People in the PDP lab investigate a wide range of issues related to the ideas and principles of parallel distributed processing.
One set of projects revolves around semantic cognition and the roles of hippocampus and neocortex in learning and memory. This work is carried out in conjunction with a number of collaborators elsewhere, including Tim Rogers at Wisconsin and Matt Lambon Ralph at the University of Manchester.
Another set of projects revolves around the dynamics of decision making. This work is carried out in conjunction with Bill Newsome at Stanford, Jon Cohen and Phil Holmes at Princeton, Marius Usher at Tel Aviv University, and Nathan Urban at Carnegie Mellon.
Students in the lab investigate a wide range of topics in cognitive science and cognitive neuroscience, in areas ranging from mechanisms of learning to feature binding to semantic representation and induction.