The Memory and Neuroscience Lab, directed by Charles Brainerd, conducts mainstream, theory-driven experimentation with adult populations, college-aged populations and developmental investigations with child, healthy elderly, and impaired populations.  At Cornell, our research group includes post-doctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students who receive high-level training in both the behavioral and neuroscience sides of contemporary research on human memory, decision-making and cognition. Beyond Cornell, we collaborate with researchers and laboratories from other universities, including universities in other countries such as Brazil, Canada, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Welcome!

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Join The Memory and Neuroscience Lab

To find us:

The Memory and Neuroscience Lab
Department of Psychology
Martha Van Rensselaer (MVR) Hall
Room G331
Phone: (607) 254-1163
Fax: (607) 255-9856

To join us:

Students interested in joining the Memory and Neuroscience lab may submit an application or email Dr. Brainerd ( or Laboratory Leader, Hira Mirza ( for more information. Upon acceptance, students participate by enrolling in HD4260 (Translational Research in Memory and Neuroscience) or HD4010 (Empirical Research), and receive training that will prepare them to conduct independent research on these topics as part of laboratory research teams and for honors and graduate theses.