The Miller Laboratory uses experimental and theoretical approaches to study the neural basis of cognition. We investigate how categories, concepts, and rules are learned, mental flexibility, how attention is focused, and, more generally, how the brain coordinates goal-directed thought and action.

Our Goal

Our goal is to construct more detailed, mechanistic accounts of how executive control is implemented in the brain and its dysfunction in diseases such as autism, schizophrenia, and attention deficit disorder.


Our Research Is Supported by

The JPB Foundation

The National Institute of Mental Health

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Office of Naval Research Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative  (MURI N00014-16-1-2832)

Richard and Linda Hardy

The Prof. Amar G. Bose Research Program


Our Affiliations

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory

MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences

The Cognitive Rhythms Collaborative