Quantitative

Stimulating Integrative Research in Computational Cognition

The National Science Foundation is seeking proposals that will result in “encouraging active dialogue across the cognitive and computational communities, facilitating bidirectional cross-fertilization of ideas, and nurturing emerging areas of transdisciplinary research.” This is not a new program or solicitation. For more information, read the Dear Colleagues Letter on the More

Understanding Cognition Through Mathematical Models

In order to improve our understanding of the human mind it is essential to collect data by measuring brain and behavior. Proper interpretation of such data, however, requires coherent data analysis and the development of formal process models. Eric-Jan Wagenmakers advocates Bayesian analysis tools and instantiates cognitive mechanisms in specific mathematical models. More

Modeling the Brain and Mind

Cognitive neuroscientists study people at two explanatory levels: the brain and behavior. Using psychometric models and brain imaging tools, Rogier Kievit explores how theoretical psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy of mind can be used to understand the links between the brain and behavior. His current research relates brain function and structure More

Seven Reasons to Pursue Advanced Quantitative Training

At the graduate level, quantitative methods are arguably the only common training across the subdisciplines of psychology; your first-year sequence of statistical training likely included biological, clinical, cognitive, developmental, personality, and social psychology students. While we all get trained in the basics of analysis of variance (ANOVA) and multiple regression More

NIH Funding Opportunity: Modeling Social Behavior

See full announcement for deadlines. The National Institutes of Health have announced a research project grant on Modeling Social Behavior, issued by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH): This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications for developing and testing innovative More