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Cognitive Science Faculty

Our Cognitive Science faculty hail from a variety of departments, including Philosophy, Psychology, Linguistics, Computer Science, Information Technology, and Biology.

NameDepartment & FacultyOfficeExtensionEmail
Scott A. Adler
Research Area/Interests: Infant cognition Vision Developmental psychology
Psychology, HealthBSB 33333389adler@yorku.ca
Gabriela Alboiu
Research Area/Interests: Control phenomenon Argument structure Structural encodings of discourse properties
Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, LA&PSS555 Ross20302galboiu@yorku.ca
Robert Allison
Research Area/Interests: Human-computer interaction Virtual reality Machine vision Perception of human motion
Computer Science, Science /
Center for Vision Research
Lassonde 305120192allison@cse.yorku.ca
Kristin Andrews
Research Area/Interests:
Comparative cognitive science Animal cognition Moral psychology Social cognition Folk psychology
Philosophy, LA&PSRoss S42077590andrewsk@yorku.ca
Melanie Baljko
Research Area/Interests:
Multimodal communication Augmentative and alternative communication, Adaptive interfaces, Computational stylistics, Computer-supported collaborative writing Women in computer science
Computer Science, ScienceLassonde 202833348mb@cse.yorku.ca
Jacob Beck
Research Area/Interests: Philosophy of cognitive science Mental representation Nonconceptual content Animal cognition Conceptual learning
Philosophy, LA&PSS439 Ross22582jbeck@yorku.ca
Ellen Bialystok
Research Area/Interests: Developmental-cognitive General experimental Second-language acquisition Development of symbolic skills such as language, number and spatial cognition in preschool and school-age children.
Psychology, HealthBSB 23466109ellenb@yorku.ca
Joey T. Cheng
Research Area/Interests: Psychology of human sociality Social dynamics Social stratification and equality in humans
Psychology, HealthBSB 32233439chengjt@yorku.ca
Oisín Deery
Research Area/Interests: Philosophy of mind and action Moral psychology Philosophy of artificial intelligence
Philosophy, LA&PSRoss S44277593deery@yorku.ca
Mary Desrocher
Research Area/Interests: Pediatric neuropsychology Normative studies of memory functioning through the lifespan. The functioning of the hippocampus and frontal lobes in normal and altered development
Psychology, HealthBSB 12433111mdesroch@yorku.ca
James Elder
Research Area/Interests: Visual perception Psychological and computational methods Neural modeling
Psychology, HealthLassonde 0003G66475jelder@yorku.ca
Mazyar Fallah
Research Area/Interests: Systems neuroscience Cognitive Neuroscience Neurophysiology Attention, perception
Kinesiology, HealthHNES 428D21479mfallah@yorku.ca
Erez Freud
Research Area/Interests: Neural basis of object recognition Visuomotor control Neuropsychology
Psychology, HealthSHR 100833451efreud@yorku.ca
Vinod Goel
Research Area/Interests: Cognitive and neural basis of rational decision-making Emotional processing
Psychology, HealthBSB 33266150vgoel@yorku.ca
Verena Gottschling
Research Area/Interests: Philosophy of psychology Philosophical foundations of cognitive science
Philosophy, LA&PSS444 Ross44722vgott@yorku.ca
Chris Green
Research Area/Interests: History of psychology Theoretical cognitive science
Psychology, HealthBSB 28666164christo@yorku.ca
Jarek Gryz
Research Area/Interests: Maximal vector computation Query sampling Query optimization via data mining Semantic query caching
Computer Science, ScienceLassonde 302655053jarek@cse.yorku.ca
Laurence Harris
Research Area/Interests: Vision Vestibular system Eye and head movements Control systems Neurophysiology Perception of motion Psychophysics Multi-sensory interaction
Psychology, HealthBSB 29655116harris@yorku.ca
Jagdish Hattiangadi
Research Area/Interests: Philosophy of science Philosophy of language History of ideas Metaphysics Epistemology
Philosophy, LA&PSS437 Ross77524jagdish@yorku.ca
Jimmy Huang
Research Area/Interests: Information retrieval, data mining Natural language processing Computational linguistics
Information Technology. LA&PSTEL304830149jhuang@yorku.ca
Brian Huss
Research Area/Interests: Psychology of logical reasoning Doxastic voluntarism Moral psychology
Philosophy, LA&PSS414 Ross33634huss@yorku.ca
Henry Jackman
Research Area/Interests: Philosophy of language Philosophy of mind Epistemology American pragmatism
Philosophy, LA&PSS434 Ross77595hjackman@yorku.ca
Michael Jenkin
Research Area/Interests: Computer vision Virtual reality Mobile robotics
Computer Science, ScienceLassonde 303233162jenkin@cse.yorku.ca
Janice M. Johnson
Research Area/Interests: Developmental-cognitive General experimental Cognition Psycholinguistics Cognitive process analysis
Psychology, HealthBSB 24666214janicej@yorku.ca
David Jopling
Research Area/Interests: Philosophy of psychology Continental philosophy
Philosophy, LA&PSS435 Ross77588jopling@yorku.ca
Muhammad Ali Khalidi
Research Area/Interests Philosophy of cognitive science Philosophy of mind and language Innateness, domain specificity, concepts
Philosophy, LA&PSS438 Ross77586khalidi@yorku.ca
Kevin Lande
Research Area/Interests Philosophy of cognitive science Philosophy of perception Mental representation Perceptual organization Shape and object perception
Philosophy, LA&PSS443 Ross77594lande@yorku.ca
Yves Lesperance
Research Area/Interests: Knowledge representation Autonomous agents and multi-agent systems Cognitive robotics
Computer Science, ScienceLassonde 3052A70146lesperan@cse.yorku.ca
Suzanne MacDonald
Research Area/Interests: Comparative cognition Spatial cognition Language and communication
Psychology, HealthBSB 29766226suzmac@yorku.ca
Alexandru Manafu
Research Area/Interests: Philosophy of Science Metaphysics of Science
Philosophy, LA&PSS414A Ross33636alexman@yorku.ca
Raymond Mar
Research Area/Interests: Cognitive effects of narrative fiction Social cognition Autobiographical memory
Psychology, HealthBSB 29366226mar@yorku.ca
Richard Murray
Research Area/Interests: Perceptual psychology Visual psychophysics Perceptual organization Three-dimensional shape perception
Psychology, Health / Centre for Vision ResearchLassonde 000923025rfm@yorku.ca
Susan Murtha
Research Area/Interests: Cognitive impairment Aging Memory
Psychology, HealthBSB 21766132smurtha@yorku.ca
Chandan Narayan
Research Area/Interests: Acoustic-phonetics Speech Perception Language acquisition Psycholinguistics
Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, LA&PSS546A Ross33791chandann@yorku.ca
Norman Park
Research Area/Interests: Cognitive and neuropsychological processes associated with perceiving and remembering Attention and memory
Psychology, HealthBSB 21322159npark@yorku.ca
Juan Pascual-Leone
Research Area/Interests: Developmental and cognitive processes  
Psychology, HealthBSB 402C66148juanpl@yorku.ca
Judy Pelham
Research Area/Interests: Logic Logical truth The logic of conditionals
Philosophy, LA&PSS440 Ross77591pelham@yorku.ca
Jill Rich
Research Area/Interests: Clinical, semantic memory, implicit memory and prospective memory Memory processing in normal aging and dementia Cognitive processes Neural basis of behaviour
Psychology, HealthBSB 248A30561jbr@yorku.ca
Regina Rini
Research Area/Interests: Ethics psychology Moral Cognition Social Epistemology
Philosophy, LA&PSS416 Ross30102rarini@yorku.ca
Shayna Rosenbaum
Research Area/Interests: Clinical neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience Cognitive and neural basis of remote memory (spatial, episodic, semantic) and mental state attributions Lesion and fMRI methods
Psychology, HealthAC 04120449shaynar@yorku.ca
Anne Russon
Research Area/Interests: Comparative studies of nonhuman primates Infant social and cognitive development Imitation Tool use Social vs. ecological intelligence The evolution of primate intelligence
Psychology, GLYork Hall, 165 Glendon88363arusson@glendon.yorku.ca
Lauren Sergio
Research Area/Interests: Behavioural and electromyographic studies of multi-joint movement coordination Neural mechanisms underlying visually guided reaching in parietal and precentral cortex Control of voluntary movement in neurological patient populations
Psychology, Kinesiology and Health Science, HealthNorman Bethune 35733641lsergio@yorku.ca
Stuart Shanker
Research Area/Interests:
Parent-child relationships and children's development Role of emotion in evolution and development of language, intelligence, social skills and empathy Interaction between development of mind and brain
Psychology, HealthTEL 5030E20386shanker@yorku.ca
Jennifer Steele
Research Area/Interests: Implicit social cognition Stereotype development Social perception
Psychology, HealthBSB 33122156steeleje@yorku.ca
Dale Stevens
Research Area/Interests: Cognition and aging Conceptual processing Memory and perceptual abstraction
Psychology, HealthSHR 203644662stevensd@yorku.ca
Maggie Toplak
Research Area/Interests: Clinical-developmental Psychology Cognitive Processes Individual Differences Youth
Psychology, HealthBSB 12633710mtoplak@yorku.ca
Niko Troje
Research Area/Interests: Visual perception People perception Sensorimotor control Biological motion Virtual reality
Biology, ScienceLSB 429B22862troje@yorku.ca
Gary Turner
Research Area/Interests: Cognitive neuroscience Executive control Neurorehabilitation Brain networks and adult lifespan development
Psychology, HealthBSB 24433538grturner@yorku.ca
Claudine Verheggen
Research Area/Interests: Philosophy of Language Philosophy of Mind Wittgenstein Davidson
Philosophy, LA&PSS436 Ross77553cverheg@yorku.ca
Duff Waring
Research Area/Interests: Philosophy of psychiatry Conceptions of mental disorder Personality traits and ethical virtues in psychotherapy
Philosophy, LA&PSS428 Ross33522dwaring@yorku.ca
Laurie Wilcox
Research Area/Interests: Stereoscopic Vision 3D Film Technology Second-order stereopsis
Psychology, HealthLassonde 0003H66494lwilcox@yorku.ca
Frances Wilkinson
Research Area/Interests: Migraine and the Visual System Vision and Aging Intermediate Level Form Perception Face Perceptions
Psychology, HealthLassonde 1012D33184franw@yorku.ca
Hugh Wilson
Research Area/Interests: Psychophysics Visual Network Models Cortical Neuron Models Nonlinear Dynamics in Neuroscience
Biology, ScienceLassonde B002F33140hrwilson@yorku.ca
Melody Wiseheart
Research Area/Interests: Developmental cognitive neural science Cognitive flexibility and executive function, Educational applications of cognitive psychology
Psychology, HealthBSB 24233266ncepeda@yorku.ca