Texas Tech University

Cognition & Cognitive Neuroscience

Welcome to the Cognition & Cognitive Neuroscience program at Texas Tech University! We are a group of faculty, students and researchers who study a range of human behaviors and cognitive processes as well as their implementation in the brain. Broad topics covered by our collective include (but are not limited to):

  • Category formation and neural representation within the contexts of basic, health and clinical research
  • Selective attention and its impact on vision, perception and decision-making
  • Language learning
  • Text processing, discourse analysis
  • Brain mechanisms of addictive behaviors
  • Understanding and optimizing brain functioning and behavior over the lifespan
  • Translational research on preventive intervention techniques related to behavioral problems and mental disorders over the lifespan
  • The psychology of art creation and appreciation
  • Human-animal interactions and the cognitive processing associated with pet-related information
  • Education-related metacognition and multimedia learning, both in the context of basic and applied research
  • Student study and learning behaviors