People in the PDP lab investigate a wide range of issues related to the ideas and principles of parallel distributed processing. 

One set of projects revolves around semantic cognition and the roles of hippocampus and neocortex in learning and memory. This work is carried out in conjunction with a number of collaborators elsewhere, including Tim Rogers at Wisconsin and Matt Lambon Ralph at the University of Manchester. 

Another set of projects revolves around the dynamics of decision making.  Several current and former trainees have projects in this area.

For the future, the lab's main focus is shifting to mathematical cognition. For a brief statement of the scope and goals of this project, please visit Jay McClelland's home page.

Students in the lab investigate a wide range of topics in cognitive science and cognitive neuroscience, in areas ranging from mechanisms of learning to feature binding to semantic representation and induction.