BCS Faculty & Research
Faculty and students in the Brain and Cognitive Sciences Program are working on a wide range of research questions across the domains of cognition, perception, and neuroscience. Students in this program are presented with a unique opportunity for integrative work across a variety of perspectives. A list of faculty working in the BCS Program is given below, along with a brief indication of their research interests.
In addition to pursuing a Ph.D. in the Psychology Department, graduate students with neuroscience interests can also receive a Specialization in Neuroscience through the interdisciplinary Neuroscience@Temple Program, which includes faculty from the Biology, Pharmacology, Physical Therapy, and Psychology Departments.
For further information or questions concerning the Doctoral Program in Brain and Cognitive Sciences, contact:
Dr. Ingrid Olson
Director, Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Visit our frequently asked questions page for more information on the Brain and Cognitive Sciences Program.
BCS Faculty & Research Interests
- Debra Bangasser, Ph.D.: Neurobiology of stress, anxiety, and learning (Currently Accepting Graduate Students)
- Lisa Briand, Ph.D.: Animal Models of Addiction (Currently Accepting Graduate Students)
- Jason Chein, Ph.D.: Cognitive neuroscience (Currently Accepting Graduate Students)
- Tania Giovannetti, Ph.D: Human neuropsychology & everyday action (Currently Accepting Graduate Students)
- Elizabeth Gunderson, Ph.D: Cognitive development; mathematical cognition (Currently Accepting Graduate Students)
- Peter Marshall, Ph.D.: Developmental social cognitive neuroscience (Currently Accepting Graduate Students)
- Vishnu Murty, Ph.D.: Human Memory, Motivation, Cognitive Neuroscience (Currently Accpeting Graduate Students)
- Nora S. Newcombe, Ph.D.: Cognition & Development (Currently Accepting Graduate Students)
- Ingrid Olson, Ph.D.: Human memory, the interaction of memory, emotion, and language; Cognitive Neuroscience (Currently Accepting Graduate Students)
- Vinay Parikh, Ph.D.: Neurochemical substrates of cognition and cognitive disorders (Currently Accepting Graduate Students)
- Thomas F. Shipley, Ph.D.: Spatial Perception & Cognition; Event perception; STEM Education
- David Smith, Ph. D.: Cognitive & Decision Neuroscience (Currently Accepting Graduate Students)
- Robert Weisberg, Ph.D.: Creativity
- Mathieu Wimmer, Ph.D.: Epigenetics of addiction and memory
Interdisciplinary Program in Decision Neuroscience
Some of the laboratories and research groups of BCS Faculty members are also part of a new interdisciplinary PhD program in Decision Neuroscience. The program is currently being coordinated through the Fox School of Business at Temple and is accepting graduate students for Fall 2016. Please click here for more information.