Autonomous Empirical Research Group

We are a cross-institutional and interdisciplinary research group based in the Carney Institute for Brain Science at Brown University, working at the intersection of cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, physics, and machine learning.  

Principal Investigator

Sebastian Musslick is an Assistant Professor of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences (Research) at Brown University, Schmidt Science Fellow, and BRAINSTORM Innovator at the Carney Institute for Brain Science. Before joining Brown University, Sebastian received his Ph.D. in Quantitative and Computational Neuroscience at Princeton University. Aside from developing AER, ​Sebastian seeks to understand limitations in the human mind's capacity to exert mental effort and the consequences of these limitations for natural and artificial cognition.

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Paul Buerkner (University of Stuttgart)
Jonathan D. Cohen (Princeton University)
Matthew Flatt (University of Utah)
Vivek Srikumar (University of Utah)