about the pdp lab

The Stanford Parallel Distributed Processing (PDP) lab is led by Jay McClelland, in the Stanford Psychology Department. The researchers in the lab have investigated many aspects of human cognition through computational modeling and experimental research methods.

Currently, the lab is shifting its focus. While there is still considerable work on semantic cognition and decision making in the lab, the primary current focus is on mathematical cognition. For more information about this new direction, please visit Jay McClelland's home page.

resources supported by the pdp lab

The PDPTool Matlab-based neural network simulator and the associated PDP Handbook are resources we maintain for everyone who is interested in understanding PDP models and using them for human cognitive science and cognitive neuroscience research.

Read an introductory article about PDPTool from the Matlab Digest.