Welcome to the Cohen Lab!
We take an interdisciplinary, multi-method approach to studying the mind, or the set of information processing mechanisms that generate behavior. Several broad questions animate our current research on social attention, the ability to attend to where others are attending, and theory of mind, the ability to think about what others are thinking:
- How do the computational and neural structures that support social attention and theory of mind work?
- How do developmental mechanisms construct and reorganize these neurocomputational mechanisms across time?
- How do social attention and theory of mind interface and how does this interface change, if at all, over development? That is, how do we attend to where others are attending in order to learn about what they are thinking?