The Cognitive & Neural Computation Lab (CNCL) works at the intersection of cognitive science, neuroscience, and artificial intelligence. We aim to elucidate multi-level accounts of how we see and think that formalize the contents of our percepts and thoughts in concrete engineering terms and integrate phenomena from all the way cognition to neurobiology. We approach this goal primarily with computational modeling, and we test these models empirically in behavioral and neural experiments. Learn more about our research.

CNCL is directed by Ilker Yildirim. We are part of the Department of Psychology at Yale University, with secondary appointments at the Department of Statistics & Data Science, Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program, Cognitive Science Program, Wu-Tsai Institute, and Foundations of Data Science Institute. 

We are seeking highly motivated and interested students and postdocs to join the lab. Learn more!