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Carter, R. McKell Assistant Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Work in my lab focuses on basic and translational research on social influences in decision making. We use a combination of behavioral and functional magnetic resonance imaging experiments to tease apart the contributions that different brain regions make to decisions that involve someone else. We ask people to play games to test cognitive models of healthy and disordered social function. Our work often requires the development or adaptation of computational tools for work on neuroimaging datasets.

keywords

  • social neuroscience, games, risk, fMRI, human neuroscience, autism, machine learning

Publications

selected publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • CSCI 6402 - Issues and Methods in Cognitive Science
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Interdisciplinary introduction to cognitive science, examining ideas from cognitive psychology, philosophy, education, and linguistics via computational modeling and psychological experimentation. Includes philosophy of mind; learning; categorization; vision and mental imagery; consciousness; problem solving; decision making, and game-theory; language processing; connectionism. No background in Computer Science will be presumed. Same as EDUC 6504 and LING 6200 and PHIL 6310 and PSYC 6200 and SLHS 6402.
  • EDUC 6504 - Issues and Methods in Cognitive Science
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Interdisciplinary introduction to cognitive science, examining ideas from cognitive psychology, philosophy, education, and linguistics via computational modeling and psychological experimentation. Department enforced prerequisite: graduate standing or at least one upper-division course in computer science, linguistics, philosophy, or psychology. Same as CSCI 6402 and LING 6200 and PHIL 6310 and PSYC 6200 and SLHS 6402.
  • LING 6200 - Issues and Methods in Cognitive Science
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Interdisciplinary introduction to cognitive science, examining ideas from cognitive psychology, philosophy, education, and linguistics via computational modeling and psychological experimentation. Includes philosophy of mind; learning; categorization; vision and mental imagery; consciousness; problem solving; decision making, and game-theory; language processing; connectionism. No background in computer science will be presumed. Recommended prerequisite: at least one course at the 3000-level or higher in CSCI, LING, PHIL, or PSYC. Same as CSCI 6402 and EDUC 6504 and PHIL 6310 and PSYC 6200 and SLHS 6402.
  • PHIL 6310 - Issues and Methods in Cognitive Science
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Interdisciplinary introduction to cognitive science, examining ideas from cognitive psychology, philosophy, education, and linguistics via computational modeling and psychological experimentation. Includes philosophy of mind; learning; categorization; vision and mental imagery; consciousness; problem solving; decision making, and game-theory; language processing; connectionism. No background in computer science will be presumed. Recommended prerequisite: at least one course at the 3000-level or higher in CSCI, LING, PHIL, or PSYC. Same as CSCI 6402 and EDUC 6504 and LING 6200 and PSYC 6200 and SLHS 6402.
  • PSYC 2145 - Introductory Cognitive Psychology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Introduces the study of human cognitive processes and covers perception, attention, memory, language, problem solving, reasoning, and decision making. Focuses on basic research and theory in cognitive psychology but also considers their implications for everyday applications such as effective learning and retention, multitasking, and eyewitness testimony.
  • PSYC 6200 - Issues and Methods in Cognitive Science
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Interdisciplinary introduction to cognitive science, examining ideas from cognitive psychology, philosophy, education, and linguistics via computational modeling and psychological experimentation. Includes philosophy of mind; learning; categorization; vision and mental imagery; consciousness; problem solving; decision making, and game-theory; language processing; connectionism. No background in computer science will be presumed. Same as CSCI 6402 and EDUC 6504 and LING 6200 and PHIL 6310 and SLHS 6402.

Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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