|Social Interaction Network Labs|
Machine Perception Lab, UCSD
Javier Movellan, PI
The goal of the MPLab is to gain insights into how the brain works by developing systems that perceive and interact with humans in real time using natural communication channels. To this effect we are developing perceptual primitives to detect and track human faces and to recognize facial expressions. We are also developing algorithms for robots that develop and learn to interact with people on their own. Applications include personal robots, perceptive tutoring systems, and system for clinical assessment, monitoring, and intervention.
Cognitive Development Lab, UCSD
Gedeon Deak, PI
The Cognitive Development Laboratory at the University of Califironia, San Diego, is composed of faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and research assistants who share an interest in studying cognitive and language development in infants and preschool children. Some current projects include: how babies and parents share interest and attention – an effort to increase our understanding of how new attention-sharing skills and behaviors can be acquired, how young children learn words, facts, and symbols, and how children develop the ability to "switch gears" - flexible cognition describes our abilities to adapt to new or unpredictable situations by altering our representations, problem-solving strategies, or patterns of information-seeking.
Broadly defined, her research interests center on school-based interventions for underperforming students. Specifically, she is interested in harnessing advances in cognitive science to develop and test interventions that target students' executive functioning.
Building on the strengths in neurobiological and behavioral research already present on the Rutgers campus, the aim of CMBN is to establish a center in which neuroscience will be studied at all levels from the molecular to behavioral. Currently, the CMBN houses eleven research teams that are at the forefront of Neuroscience research.