Welcome to CBCSL!
Our lab focuses on the theoretical aspects of cognitive science, with a particular emphasis on vision, learning and linguistics. We combine computational modelling with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and behavioral data to acquire a broader understanding of how the human brain functions. Another emphasis of the lab is in building computational systems that can interact with people in a human-like manner. This involves research on human-computer interaction and computer vision.
The importance of community
Collaboration with the Columbus community is an essential component of our research. We feel it is very important to involve the community and help give back to the community. As such, our research gives the Columbus community a unique opportunity to contribute to science, while also providing new information that may lead to scientific advances within the community. For example, we are interested in studying how in individuals from the Deaf community perceive visual information, particularly facial expressions of emotion and language. In return, our reseach will help us understand how interactions with the world may differ between the Deaf and hearing communities. We are also interested in studying differences in the perception of facial expressions of emotion for individuals diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) relative to neurotypical individuals. This research could provide new tools to aid in the diagnosis of PTSD and ASD.
For more information on our projects, see our Research page or check out the Featured Project below.
Interested in participating? Check out our Currently Recruiting experiments.
Facial appearance and political candidate preference
We are currently researching computational models for the relationship between facial appearance and political candidate preferences. Community involvement and feedback is critical to this development; without this our results will be limited to a subset of the community rather than representing the larger voting public.
Interested in helping?
We are looking for US citizens to be part our test sessions. You will be asked to make judgments about faces viewed on a computer screen. Participants will be reimbursed for their time.
To participate please contact Pam at email@example.com.