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Computational & Cognitive Neuroscience Lab

PI: Angela Yu SSRB 246
Associate Professor Department of Cognitive Science
ajyu(at) University of California San Diego

My lab uses mathematically rigorous and algorithmically diverse tools to understand the nature of representation and computation that give rise to intelligent behavior in humans (and other animals), with particular regard to the challenges posed by inferential and predictive uncertainty. Using diverse machine learning and statistical tools, such as Bayesian statistical modeling, control theory, reinforcement learning, and information theory, we develop theoretical frameworks and mathematical models to explain disparate aspects of cognition: perception, attention, decision-making, learning, cognitive control, active sensing, economic choice, and social interactions. My lab mainly specializes in theoretical modeling, but also utilizes various experimental methods, e.g. behavior, eye-tracking, fMRI, to help develop and validate the theoretical concepts. In addition, we collaborate with a number of experimentalists on a range of topics related to human and animal cognition, including neural and psychiatric impairments.

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Last modified: Thu Feb 28 11:38:47 PST 2019