Department of Psychology Title The Ohio State University

Cognitive Program


The faculty is very active in the science and profession of cognitive psychology.
As a group, its members have authored hundreds of book chapters and scholarly articles.

Bennet Givens Associate Professor: Behavioral neuroscience; physiology and pharmacology of cognitive processes; neural mechanisms underlying ethanol-induced cognitive deficits; electrophysiological correlates of memory and attention in rats. Ph.D., University of North Carolina
Julie Golomb Assistant Professor: Visual Cognitive Neuroscience, Visual Attention, Eye Movements, Memory Ph.D., Yale University
Richard J. Jagacinski

Professor: Engineering Psychology; Behavioral applications of control theory; Decision making in guiding dynamic systems; Aging; Environmental and social effects of technology

Ph.D., University of Michigan
Ian Krajbich

Assistant Professor: Decision Neuroscience, Decision Psychology, Neuroeconomics, Eye Movements, Computational/Mathematical Modeling of Learning and Decision Making

Ph.D, Caltech
Andrew Leber Assistant Professor: Visual Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Control, Attention Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Zhong-Lin Lu Professor: Computational, functional brain imaging, and psychophysical study of perception, attention, and perceptual learning. Visual deficits in dyslexia, amblyopia, and Alzheimer's disease. Ph. D., New York University
Gail McKoon Professor: Psycholinguistics; Reading; Memory; Aging Ph.D., University of Colorado
Jay Myung Professor: Mathematical and computational cognition; Bayesian cognitive modeling; Adaptive experimental design; quantitative methods. Ph.D., Purdue University
John E. Opfer Associate Professor: Conceptual development; Representation of knowledge; Naive biology; Numerical cognition Ph.D., University of Michigan
Alexander A. Petrov Assistant Professor: Perceptual learning, reinforcement learning, connectionist models of relational structure, memory-based models, analogy, computational cognitive neuroscience, cogntiive architectures, spatial vision Ph.D., New Bulgarian University
Mark A. Pitt Professor: Psycholinguistics; Spoken word recognition; Mathematical Modeling.  Ph.D., Yale University
Roger Ratcliff Professor: Mathematical modeling of cognitive processes; Simple decisions and reaction time; Memory models; Implicit memory; Methodology; Aging and reaction time; Neural modeling including single cell recording Ph.D., University of Auckland, New Zealand
Zeynep Saygin Assistant Professor: Cognitive Neuroscience, Development, Computational Modeling, Vision, Reading, Connectivity Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Per B Sederberg Assistant Professor: Computational models and cognitive neuroscience of human memory and cognition. Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Vladimir Sloutsky Professor: Higher-order cognition, including categorization, reasoning, and problem solving, and interrelationships between cognition and language. Ph.D., University of Moscow, Russia
Julian Thayer Professor: Physiological and psychological effects of stress on anxiety, depression and heart disease, music and emotion. Ph.D. New York University
James T. Todd Professor: Visual perception and cognition; Perceptual-motor coordination; Computational modeling of sensory processes; Computer graphics Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Brandon Turner Assistant Professor: Dynamic models of cognition and perceptual decision making, efficient methods for performing likelihood-free and likelihood-informed Bayesian inference, and unifying behavioral and neural explanations of cognition Ph.D., The Ohio State University
Trisha Van Zandt Associate Professor: Mathematical models of simple decision making in memory and cognition, quantitative methods. Ph.D., Purdue University
Laura Wagner Associate Professor: Language Acquisition; Event Representation; Pre-Linguistic Concepts; Connections between Linguistic and Conceptual Development Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania