Welcome to the Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Lab!

We are part of the Department of Cognitive Sciences, the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, and the Center for Theoretical Behavioral Sciences. We also collaborate with the UCI Conte Center on Unpredictable Early-Life Experience.

Our research asks the question: Why do humans make the choices that we do? We are particularly interested in the roles that various kinds of memories – long-term, episodic and semantic memories – serve in allowing people to plan for the future and make sense of the present, and how the use of memory in decision-making shapes what we remember, and when these memories come to mind. Ongoing projects investigate the use of memory in decisions for reward, perceptual inference, substance use, and planning, using computational model-driven analysis of behavior and brain activity.

We are located in the Social Science Lab building at UCI.


Contact Us

Aaron Bornstein, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Cognitive Sciences
Center for Neurobiogy of Learning and Memory

email: uciccnl (at) gmail.com

Interested in joining the CCN Lab?

Open positions are listed on our Join page.