The graduate training program in Cognitive Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has research emphases on attention, categorization, cognitive neuroscience, computational modeling, memory, psycholinguistics, reading, sleep, and visual cognition. New graduate students initially affiliate with one of these areas, but may shift from one to another as their interests develop. Many graduate students work in more than one area.
Here are some of the laboratories within the cognitive training program.
- Eyetracking Lab, directed by Adrian Staub
- Cognition and Action Lab (COGNAC), directed by Rebecca Spencer
- NeuroCognition and Perception Lab (NCaP), directed by Lisa Sanders
- Perception and Cognition Lab (PACLab), directed by Andrew Cohen
- Visual Cognition and Attention Lab (VCALab), directed by Kyle Cave
- Memory Lab, directed by Caren Rotello
- EEG Lab, directed by Lisa Sanders and Charles Clifton
- Language, Intersensory Perception, and Speech Lab (LIPS), directed by Alexandra Jesse
You can learn more about our faculty, students, facilities, and requirements by exploring the links in the menu to the left. If you have additional questions about our program, contact our Area Head, Professor Caren Rotello, e-mail, 413.545.1543, or by writing her at the Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Box 37710, Amherst, MA 01003_7710. Of course, you are welcome to contact other faculty in our program as well. We also encourage you to visit UMass, see the region, and speak with faculty and graduate students. For more general information, see the UMass Graduate School page.
The Cognitive Psychology area welcomes two new Assistant Professors to the Division: Alexandra Jesse (previously Researcher at Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistcs) and Jeffrey Starns (previously a postdoctoral fellow at Ohio State University).