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Brain, Cognition and Developmental Science

Students pursuing the Ph.D. degree in Psychological Science may specialize in areas at the nexus of the brain, cognition, and developmental science. The primary faculty at this nexus are:

Paul Colombo
Interactions among memory systems; music-based mentoring on the brain and cognition

Dr. Colombo is recruiting a Ph.D. student for Fall 2023
Prospective students can apply through Psychology or Neuroscience


Michael Cunningham
Adolescent development in African American children and adolescents

Prospective Ph.D. students can apply through Psychology


Jill Daniel
Estrogens and androgens on the brain and cognition across the lifespan

Prospective Ph.D. students can apply through Neuroscience


Benjamin Deen
Cognitive neuroscience, social reasoning

Dr. Deen is recruiting a Ph.D. student for Fall 2023
Prospective Ph.D. students can apply through Psychology or Neuroscience


Jonathan Fadok
Formation and expression of emotional memory at level of neuronal circuits

Prospective Ph.D. students can apply through Neuroscience


Jeffrey Lockman
Perception-action and cognitive development

Dr. Lockman is recruiting a Ph.D. student for Fall 2023
Prospective Ph.D. students can apply through Psychology


Julie Markant
Infant learning, selective attention, neuroscience

Dr. Markant is recruiting a Ph.D. student for Fall 2023
Prospective Ph.D. students can apply through Psychology or Neuroscience

BCDS Brochure 2022