Perception and Attention

Memory and Thought

Language and Conceptual Systems

Education in Math, Science, and Technology

Foundations of Cognitive Science

The Neural Theory of Language and Thought

The World Color Survey

Learning Complex Motor Tasks

Perceptual Organization in Vision

Metaphors in Language and Thought

Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory and Cognition

Control of Automated Vehicles

Crosslinguistic Studies of Early Language Development

Understanding Explanatory Coherence

Children's Theories of Mind

Spatial Cognition

Neuropsychological Studies of Mind and Brain

Biologically Motivated Computer Vision

Soft Computing

Cognition and Action


Control of Automated Vehicles


A collaborative project with an applied flavor concerns the design of control systems for automated vehicles in unrestricted freeway traffic. Many of the central problems involve modeling and predicting the behavior of other (human) drivers on the freeway in order to respond appropriately to them. Doing so requires a model of their changing perceptions and intentions using partial, noisy, and uncertain information. Probabilistic networks provide the theoretical framework for representing this information and for learning to optimize performance in this situation. (Professors Malik and Russell)