Institutions: McGill University, Department of Psychology
Research interests: Cognition & Cognitive Neuroscience
Brendan Johns’ research involves a mixture of computational and experimental studies, with the overarching goal being to better understand the human language and memory systems. Specific emphasis is placed on big data and machine learning approaches to cognition. Particularly, he is interested in how humans are able to acquire representations of word meanings, and in turn how these representations are used in other forms of cognition, such as episodic memory, sentence processing, word learning, memory search, and conceptualization.