Join the Lab

Prospective Graduate Students

Dr. Cox will accept applications for graduate student admissions for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Graduate students working with Dr. Cox gain training in a collection of skills that fall under the banner of computational cognitive neuroscience. Prospective students should be willing to work on technical problems without existing answers, which often involves writing custom code in R, MATLAB, Python, etc. The objective of the lab is to study the computational and neural bases of learning with an emphasis on semantic knowledge. Graduate students are encouraged to both be involved in ongoing laboratory studies and also develop an independent line of research tied to the broad focus of the lab on neuropsychological assessment.

Prospective students are encouraged to explore the website of the Psychology Department and pages for the Cognitive and Brain Sciences in order to learn more about graduate training at LSU. Dr. Cox is also happy to answer specific questions via email about the lab or the cognitive (neuro)science training experience at LSU.

LSU Undergraduate Students

We are always seeking motivated undergraduates interested in joining our lab as research assistants. In the past, research assistants have gained experience with experiment design and data analysis and management with R and Python, in addition to helping administer cognitive experiments online and in the lab.  Research assistants may either volunteer or receive course credit (in PSYC 2999 or PSYC 4999). We welcome students for whom research experience in our lab would be beneficial to their undergraduate training, regardless of their long-term goals.

If you are interested in joining our lab as a research assistant, please download and complete the Research Assistant Application and email it to Dr. Cox at

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