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Decision Making

Decision making involves fundamental research into the knowledge and the strategies that people bring to bear in reasoning and in solving problems. This pursuit raises issues of knowledge-acquisition, learning, and representation, and makes close contact with purely formal and computational studies in computational logic and artificial intelligence.

 

Affiliated Labs and Research Groups

 

Meet Our Core Faculty

Cognitive Neuroscience

Cognitive Neuroscience is the study of biological processes that underlie cognition, with specific emphasis on the brain, its neural connections, and how they related to mental functioning. Our faculty research the more microscopic mechanisms studied in cellular biology, biochemistry, and genetics. Several of our faculty relates cognitive theories to data collected from clinical neurology and other patient populations.

 

Affiliated Labs and Research Groups

 

Meet Our Core Faculty

Internships and Graduate Programs

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Summer Internships and Opportunities

At Rutgers

  1. Aresty
  2. The Dorothy and David Cooper Scholarship (Psychology Majors)
  3. Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Neuroscience (NeuroSURP)
  4. Rutgers RiSE
  5. Summer Research Programs for Pre-Med Students

At Non-Rutgers Institutions

  1. AMGEN Scholars Program; multiple sites
    In the USA: Abroad:
  2. Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE); multiple sites
  3. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Pediatric Injury Prevention Internship
  4. Lehigh Valley Summer Research Scholar Program
  5. NYU Center for Neural Science
  6. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
  7. Boston University Undergraduate Summer Program in Neuroscience
  8. NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates
  9. Colorado State University Summer Program on Mind and Brain Research
  10. University of Maryland Summer Research Institute
  11. UVA Educational Psychology and Applied Developmental Science Summer Research Program
  12. Yale University School of Management
  13. Bargh Lab Internship at Yale University
  14. University of Wisconsin-Madison Psychology Research Experience Program
  15. Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Summer Internship
  16. Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)
  17. UCLA Brain Research Institute Summer Undergrad Research Experience
  18. Indiana University Summer Research Experience for Undergrads in Animal Behavior
  19. The Ohio State University Science of Language Research Internship (REU)
  20. Boston University Summer Internship Program
  21. Undergraduate Clinical Research Internship Program at Vanderbilt
  22. Psychology Labs at Penn State (need to email faculty advisor)
  23. 2017 Child Welfare Policy Internship
  24. SPAM Lab at NYU Summer Internship
  25. St. Lawrence Summer Internship postings
  26. Research internship at MGH
  27. SPUR (Social and Personality Psychology)
  28. Summer Research in Social Psychology at the University of Oregon
  29. SPUR at Amherst College
  30. Research in Diversity and Inclusion at Columbia University
  31. Research Opportunities at the University of Illinois
  32. Summer Research Initiative (SRI) at the University of Maryland
  33. PREP at University of Wisconsin-Madison
  34. Summer Volunteer Research Opportunities at Williams College
  35. UC San Diego Summer Research Opportunities for Undergraduates
  36. Summer Volunteer Research at Tufts University

 

Other Resources

 

Graduate Opportunities (by state)

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Illinois

Indiana

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

New Jersey

New York

Ohio

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

Tennessee

Texas

Events

Spring 2018

Date

Event

Location

Feb. 26-27 Alvin Goldman Retirement Conference  Alexander Library, College Ave. Campus
Apr. 13 RuCCS Honoring the Legacy of Jerry Fodor New Brunswick Theological Seminary, New Brunswick
Apr. 14 RuCCS Current Investigations in Bilingualism Philosophy Department, College Ave. Campus
Apr. 17 RuCCS Panel Discussion: The social/Ethical Implications of AI Voorhees Hall, College Ave. Campus
Apr. 23 "Visual representation under the surface of awareness"
RuCCS/LVR 5th Béla Julesz Lecture on Brain Research -
Dov Sagi, Weizmann Institute of Science
Fiber Optics Materials Research Building, Busch Campus
Apr. 27-28 Rutgers-Bochum Mind and Language Workshop Philosophy Dept., College Ave. Campus
May 1 RuCCS Annual Perceptual Science Forum  CoRE Building Lobby, Busch Campus
May 25 RuCCS Conference in Honor of Jan J. Koenderink Academic Building, College Ave. Campus
May 30-June 1 "Computation, Cognition and the Brain"
RuCCS/Psychology/Computer Science Computational
Neuroscience Workshop
Academic Building, College Ave. Campus
TBD Rutgers University: Honoring the Legacy of Jerry Fodor TBD

Dr. Gelman and Dr. Gallistel's Retirement Celebration - Directions

Directions to the Fiber Optics Building

DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO THE FIBER OPTICS BUILDING:

Address: 101 Bevier Rd, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 (Bevier/Taylor Roads Closed due to construction)
Campus: Busch

To view a map of the campus, click here. 

 

Garden State Parkway Southbound (from northern points):

  1. Merge onto I-95 S/NJ Turnpike S via Exit 129 and stay on I-95 S for about 8.5 miles. 
  2. Merge onto Route 18 N via Exit 9. 
  3. After you pass through the tollbooths, bear right and follow signs for Route 18 N “New Brunswick.” 
  4. Stay in the left two lanes and continue on Route 18 N for about 5.5 miles. 
  5. Once you cross over the Raritan River, take the third exit ramp marked “Metlars Lane, Livingston Campus, Rutgers RAC” and stay in the left lane.
  6. At the light, turn left onto Avenue E.
  7. Follow Avenue E for about ½ mile, continuing straight through the light; Avenue E is now Davidson Road.
  8. Continue straight on Davidson Road for about a ¼ mile.
  9. Turn left onto Bartholomew Road.
  10. Make the first left into the parking Lot 51 (this is a visitor lot so no permit required). 

***Follow the walking directions below!

Garden State Parkway Northbound (from southern points):

  1. Merge onto I-287 N via Exit 127 and stay on I-287 N for about 12 miles. 
  2. Take the River Road exit, Exit 9 towards “Bound Brook/Highland Park” and stay in the left lane.
  3. At the traffic light, make a left onto River Road/County Hwy-622 towards “Highland Park”.
  4. Continue on River Road for about 4 miles, you will drive under the overpass for Route 18.
  5. Stay left and merge onto Route 18 N towards Piscataway via the ramp on the left.
  6. Follow Route 18 N for two exits.  Take the exit ramp marked “Metlars Lane, Livingston Campus, Rutgers RAC” and stay in the left lane.
  7. At the light, turn left onto Avenue E.
  8. Follow Avenue E for about ½ mile, continuing straight through the light; Avenue E is now Davidson Road.
  9. Continue straight on Davidson Road for about a ¼ mile.
  10. Turn left onto Bartholomew Road.
  11. Make the first left into the parking Lot 51 (this is a visitor lot so no permit required). 

***Follow the walking directions below!

Interstate 287 North or South:

  1. Take the River Road exit, Exit 9 towards “Bound Brook/Highland Park.”
  2. Proceed east onto River Road/County Hwy-622 towards “Highland Park”.
  3. Continue on River Road for about 4 miles, you will drive under the overpass for Route 18.
  4. Stay left and merge onto Route 18 N towards Piscataway via the ramp on the left.
  5. Follow Route 18 N for two exits.  Take the exit ramp marked “Metlars Lane, Livingston Campus, Rutgers RAC” and stay in the left lane.
  6. At the light, turn left onto Avenue E.
  7. Follow Avenue E for about ½ mile, continuing straight through the light; Avenue E is now Davidson Road.
  8. Continue straight on Davidson Road for about a ¼ mile.
  9. Turn left onto Bartholomew Road.
  10. Make the first left into the parking Lot 51 (this is a visitor lot so no permit required). 

***Follow the walking directions below!

New Jersey Turnpike North or South:

  1. Merge onto Route 18 N via Exit 9. 
  2. After you pass through the tollbooths, bear right and follow signs for “Route 18 N “New Brunswick.” 
  3. Stay to the left and continue on Route 18 N for about 5.5 miles. 
  4. Once you cross over the Raritan River, take the third exit ramp marked “Metlars Lane, Livingston Campus, Rutgers RAC” and stay in the left lane.
  5. At the light, turn left onto Avenue E.
  6. Follow Avenue E for about ½ mile, continuing straight through the light; Avenue E is now Davidson Road.
  7. Continue straight on Davidson Road for about a ¼ mile.
  8. Turn left onto Bartholomew Road.
  9. Make the first left into the parking Lot 51 (this is a visitor lot so no permit required). 

***Follow the walking directions below!

US Route 1 North or South:

  1. Merge onto Route18 N towards “New Brunswick.” 
  2. Stay in the left two lanes and continue on Route 18 N for about 5.5 miles. 
  3. Once you cross over the Raritan River, take the third exit ramp marked “Metlars Lane, Livingston Campus, Rutgers RAC” and stay in the left lane.
  4. At the light, turn left onto Avenue E.
  5. Follow Avenue E for about ½ mile, continuing straight through the light; Avenue E is now Davidson Road.
  6. Continue straight on Davidson Road for about a ¼ mile.
  7. Turn left onto Bartholomew Road.
  8. Make the first left into the parking Lot 51 (this is a visitor lot so no permit required). 

***Follow the walking directions below!

 

DRIVING DIRECTIONS FROM HYATT REGENCY-NEW BRUNSWICK TO FIBER OPTICS BUILDING:

Address: 101 Bevier Rd, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 (Bevier/Taylor Roads closed due to construction)
Campus: Busch

  1. As you exit the hotel facility, make a right onto Neilson Street.
  2. At the traffic light, make a right onto Route 27 N/Albany Street/Raritan Avenue.
  3. After crossing over the Raritan River, at the light make a left onto River Road/County Road 622.
  4. Follow River Road for about 2 miles. 
  5. Before you reach the overpass for Route 18 you will merge onto Route 18 N towards Piscataway via the ramp on the right.
  6. Follow Route 18 N for two exits.  Take the exit ramp marked “Metlars Lane, Livingston Campus, Rutgers RAC” and stay in the left lane.
  7. At the light, turn left onto Avenue E.
  8. Follow Avenue E for about ½ mile, continuing straight through the light; Avenue E is now Davidson Road.
  9. Continue straight on Davidson Road for about a ¼ mile.
  10. Turn left onto Bartholomew Road.
  11. Make the first left into the parking Lot 51 (this is a visitor lot so no permit required). 

 

WALKING DIRECTIONS TO THE FIBER OPTICS AUDITORIUM:

As you exit parking Lot 51 keeping the Busch Student Center on your left, walk across Bartholomew Road towards parking Lot 68 and go to the back of the lot.  This should place you in front of the Biomedical Engineering Building which has a huge silver sculpture in front of it.  As you face the Biomedical Building, turn left and take the brick walkway towards the Fiber Optics Building (about 130 paces).  The entrance will be on your left into the main Lobby.  Continue straight through the Lobby towards the back to enter the Auditorium. 

 

WALKING DIRECTIONS FROM LOT 51 TO THE FIBER OPTICS AUDITORIUM:

As you exit parking Lot 51 keeping the Busch Student Center on your left, walk across Bartholomew Road towards parking Lot 68 and go to the back of the lot.  This should place you in front of the Biomedical Engineering Building which has a huge silver sculpture in front.  As you face the Biomedical Building, turn left and take the brick walkway towards the Fiber Optics Building (about 130 paces).  The entrance will be on your left into the main Lobby.  Continue straight through the Lobby towards the back to enter the Auditorium. 

 

 


 

 

Directions to the Faculty and Staff Livingston Club Room

DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO FACULTY AND STAFF LIVINGSTON CLUB ROOM:

Address: 85 Avenue E., Piscataway, NJ 08854
Campus: Livingston (Dining Commons)

Click here to get detailed directions.
To view a map of the campus, click here.

 

DRIVING DIRECTIONS FROM  FIBER OPTICS BUILDING TO THE LIVINGSTON DINING COMMONS (PARKING LOT 101):

Address: 85 Avenue E, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Campus: Livingston 

  1. As you exit parking Lot 51, make a right onto Bartholomew Road. 
  2. Follow Bartholomew Road and make a right on to Davidson Road. 
  3. Continue straight through the traffic light, Davidson Road now changes to Avenue E. 
  4. Follow Avenue E for about a ½ mile until you come to a traffic circle. 
  5. At the traffic circle, take the first exit and continue straight on Avenue E. 
  6. In about 250 feet make a left into the parking Lot 101 (this is a visitor lot so no permit required). 
  7. Follow the Yellow Lawn Signage from parking Lot 101 to the Livingston Dining Commons.  

 

 


 

 

Directions to Hyatt Regency - New Brunswick

DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO THE HYATT REGENCY-NEW BRUNSWICK:

Address: 2 Albany Street, New Brunswick, NJ  08901, 1-732-873-1234

 

Garden State Parkway Southbound (from northern points):

  1. Merge onto I-95 S/NJ Turnpike S via Exit 129 and stay on I-95 S for about 8.5 miles. 
  2. Merge onto Route 18 N via Exit 9. 
  3. After you pass through the tollbooths, bear right and follow signs for Route 18 N “New Brunswick.” 
  4. Continue on Route 18 N for about 1.5 miles. 
  5. Take the New Street exit ramp on the right and cross over Route 18.
  6. Go 4 blocks and make a right onto Nielson Street.
  7. About 1 mile down, the Hotel will be on your right.

Garden State Parkway Northbound (from southern points):

  1. Merge onto I-287 N via Exit 127 and stay on I-287 N for about 12 miles. 
  2. Take the River Road exit, Exit 9 towards “Bound Brook/Highland Park” and stay in the left lane.
  3. At the traffic light, make a left onto River Road/County Hwy-622 towards “Highland Park”.
  4. Continue on River Road for about 7 miles to the end. 
  5. Turn right onto “Route 27 S/Albany Street/Raritan Avenue” and go over the Raritan River. 
  6. Travel 2 blocks and make a left onto Nielson Street.
  7. The Hotel will be on your left.

Interstate 287 North or South:

  1. Take the River Road exit, Exit 9 towards “Bound Brook/Highland Park” and stay in the left lane.
  2. At the traffic light, make a left onto River Road/County Hwy-622 towards “Highland Park”.
  3. Continue on River Road for about 7 miles to the end. 
  4. Turn right onto “Route 27 S/Albany Street/Raritan Avenue” and go over the Raritan River. 
  5. Travel 2 blocks and make a left onto Nielson Street.
  6. The Hotel will be on your left.

New Jersey Turnpike North or South:

  1. Merge onto Route 18 N via Exit 9. 
  2. After you pass through the tollbooths, bear right and follow signs for Route 18 N “New Brunswick.” 
  3. Stay to the left and continue on Route 18 N for about 1.5 miles. 
  4. Take the New Street exit ramp on the right and cross over Route 18.
  5. Go 4 blocks and make a right onto Nielson Street.
  6. About 1 mile down, the Hotel will be on your right.

US Route 1 North or South:

  1. Merge onto Route18 N towards “New Brunswick.” 
  2. Stay in the left two lanes and continue on Route 18 N for about 1.5 miles. 
  3. Take the New Street exit ramp on the right and cross over Route 18.
  4. Go 4 blocks and make a right onto Nielson Street.
  5. About 1 mile down, the Hotel will be on your right.

 

DRIVING DIRECTIONS FROM  LIVINGSTON PARKING LOT 101 TO HYATT REGENCY-NEW BRUNSWICK:

Address: 2 Albany Street, New Brunswick, NJ  08901, 1-732-873-1234

  1. Make a right out of parking Lot 101 onto Avenue E.
  2. At the traffic circle, take the second exit and continue on Avenue E. 
  3. Continue straight through the traffic light and merge onto Route 18 S via the ramp on your right. 
  4. Follow Route 18 S for about 1 mile. 
  5. Take the River Road ramp towards “Piscataway/Highland Park”.
  6. At the end of the ramp at the traffic light, make a left onto River Road/County Hwy-622 towards “Highland Park”.
  7. Continue on River Road for about 2 miles to the end. 
  8. Turn right onto “Route 27 S/Albany Street/Raritan Avenue” and go over the Raritan River. 
  9. Travel 2 blocks and make a left onto Nielson Street.
  10. The Hotel will be on your left.

 

DRIVING DIRECTIONS FROM NEWARK AIRPORT TO THE HYATT REGENCY-NEW BRUNSWICK:

From: Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), 3 Brewster Road, Newark, NJ 07114, USA
To: 2 Albany Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA

24.7 miles (about 30 minutes)

1. Head southeast 453 ft
2. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Parking A/Parking B/Parking C 0.3 mi
3. Slight left toward Newark International Airport St 400 ft
4. Continue onto Newark International Airport St 0.4 mi
5. Keep right to stay on Newark International Airport St 0.2 mi
6. Keep right at the fork to continue toward U.S. 1 S/U.S. 9 S 0.2 mi
7. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for US 1 S/US 9 S/Interstate 95/NJ Turnpike/Elizabeth and merge onto U.S. 1 S/U.S. 9 S 1.2 mi
8. Take the exit toward New Jersey Turnpike/Interstate 95/Dowd Ave/North Ave/Eliz Seaport 0.2 mi
9. Continue onto NJ-81 S (Partial toll road) 1.1 mi
10. Take the I-95 S exit (Toll road) 361 ft
11. Keep left at the fork and merge onto I-95 S (Toll road) 17.7 mi
12. Take exit 9 to merge onto County Rd 527 N/NJ-18 N toward US-1/New Brunswick (Partial toll road) 2.0 mi
13. Take the exit toward New Jersey 27/New Brunswick Exits 0.1 mi
14. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for New Jersey 18 Service Rd 400 ft
15. Continue onto New Jersey 18 Service Rd 0.6 mi
16. Slight right onto the exit ramp 0.1 mi
17. Continue onto New St 0.1 mi
18. Turn right onto Neilson St. Destination will be on the right 0.2 mi

  


  

Directions to Newark Airport

DRIVING DIRECTIONS FROM THE HYATT REGENCY-NEW BRUNSWICK TO NEWARK AIRPORT:

From: 2 Albany Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
To: Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), 3 Brewster Road, Newark, NJ 07114, USA

23.5 miles (about 30 minutes)

1. Head south on Neilson St toward Paterson St 0.2 mi
2. Turn left at New St 0.1 mi
3. Slight right onto Burnet St 0.5 mi
4. Merge onto Memorial Pkwy 0.3 mi
5. Continue onto Burnet St 0.5 mi
6. Continue straight onto County Rd 527 S/NJ-18 S 0.7 mi
7. Take the N.J. Turnpike ramp (Toll road) 0.2 mi
8. Keep left to continue toward I-95 N (Toll road) 0.1 mi
9. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for New York N (Toll road) 0.3 mi
10. Keep left at the fork and merge onto I-95 N (Toll road) 18.1 mi
11. Take exit 13A toward Newark Airport/Elizabeth Seaport (Toll road) 0.3 mi
12. Keep left to continue toward NJ-81 N (Toll road) 0.3 mi
13. Continue onto NJ-81 N (Partial toll road) 0.8 mi
14. Take the exit on the left toward US 1-9/Newark 0.4 mi
15. Slight right 0.5 mi
16. Take the Terminal A ramp to Newark Airport
/Parking A/Parking B/Parking C/Terminal B/Terminal C
0.1 mi

 

 


 

Directions to New Brunswick Train Station 

TRAIN DIRECTIONS FROM NEW YORK PENN STATION TO NEW BRUNSWICK STATION:

Take the Northeast Corridor Line from NY Penn Station into New Brunswick.  The trains run about every half hour and it takes about 45-60 minutes travel time.  The fare for the trip is $13.00 one way. 

Depending on how you exit the train station, find your way to “Wall Street” (which is behind the train station) where you will find Victory Taxi Service to continue on your destination.  

 

TRAIN DIRECTIONS FROM PHILADELPHIA 30th STREET STATION TO NEW BRUNSWICK STATION

Take a SEPTA train from the Philadelphia 30th Street Station to the Trenton Transit Center.    From the Trenton Transit Center, take the Northeast Corridor Line to New Brunswick.  The trains from the Philadelphia 30th Street Station run about every 40 minutes and it takes about 50 minutes travel time.  The trains from the Trenton Transit Center run about every 30 minutes and it takes about 30 minutes travel time.  The fare for the SEPTA trip is $9.00 one way and the fare for the NE Corridor Line is $8.50 one way.  

Depending on how you exit the train station, find your way to “Wall Street” (which is behind the train station) where you will find Victory Taxi Service to continue on your destination.