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Research and Professional Work

Hampshire's is the nation's first undergraduate cognitive science program, and our faculty continue to pave the way in original, innovative research.

In the Spotlight
Sarah PartanSarah Partan, associate professor of animal behavior, received her Ph.D. in animal behavior from the University of California, Davis; and her B.A. in biopsychology from Wesleyan University.

Her research interests are in the areas of animal social behavior and communication. She is particularly interested in multisensory signaling: how and why animals (including humans) combine signals from multiple sensory channels during communication.


She has studied these and related questions in observational studies of wild African elephants; rhesus macaques; squirrels and lizards; and in controlled laboratory studies of birds and dolphins.

More CS Faculty Research and Professional Work:

Student Project   ERP Lab Research

Jane Couperus, assistant professor of cognitive developmental neuroscience. Bio

Student Project   Bit Films

tv icon Chris Perry, assistant professor of media arts and sciences, founder of Bit Films. Bio
Incident at Tower 37

Student Project   Evolutionary Computation
 Lee Spector, professor of computer science, Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines journal editor-in-chief. Bio
Student Project   Evolution vs. Creationism in the Muslim World

Salman Hameed, assistant professor of integrated science and humanities. Bio

Student Project   Psycholinguistics

Joanna Morris, associate professor of psycholinguistics and cognitive science. Bio


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