Penn’s hub for the integrative study of the mind, connecting researchers across our campus and with our community.


MindCORE increases the broader societal impact of new knowledge about human behavior and decision making gained from current research, and influences public policy and education through coordinated outreach programs


MindCORE bring together faculty with diverse approaches to the study of the mind, from disciplines in the Arts & Sciences to centers and departments in Business, Engineering, Medicine, and other schools.


MindCORE is the home of several undergraduate and graduate programs that are educating the next generation of students of the mind.

Integrated Language Sciences & Technology

Bringing together language science and technology at Penn

Social & Cultural Evolution Working Group

Uniting evolutionary and social sciences at Penn


Growing Up in Science: Maria Geffen

On April 23, 2019 at 2:00 PM

Biology seminar series: Coren Apicella

On April 25, 2019 at 4:00 PM

Anscombe Archive Conference on Mind & Action

From April 26, 2019 10:30 AM to April 28, 2019 12:00 PM

CNI seminar: Tatiana Engel

On April 30, 2019 at 11:30 AM

MindCORE seminar: Helen Mayberg

On May 3, 2019 at 12:00 PM

ILST seminar: Julien Musolino

On May 3, 2019 at 2:00 PM

MindCORE Spring Social

On May 3, 2019 at 5:00 PM

Chaz Firestone, PhD

"How good are you — and how can we make you better — at anticipating when your machines will fail?"   An interview with Chaz...

Christian Ruff, PhD

"...Quite often these so-called “free choices” that we make—they’re not free at all."   An Interview with Christian Ruff, PhD...

Terry Jernigan, PhD

"...Some of the most exciting bursts of creativity come when you pivot."   An interview with Terry Jernigan, PhD Professor of...

Eric Turkheimer, PhD

"...Being divorced is just about as heritable as schizophrenia, and you probably wouldn’t want to say that divorce is a genetic...

Judit Gervain, PhD

"There’s this interesting disconnect between how helpless a human newborn looks and how sophisticated a baby really is, at least...

Sam Gershman, PhD

"...An elementary decision of whether to buy something or not really depends in some nontrivial way on a whole host of factors...

John Krakauer, PhD

"I think science is a little bit more like being an artist. You have to suffer and struggle a bit."   An interview with John...

Catherine Hartley, PhD

"If you believe that you are someone who can make good things happen or prevent bad things from happening, this changes the way...

Julia Leonard, PhD

"I believe that every child is persistent in whatever task they care about and are interested in."   An interview with Julia...

Colin Twomey, PhD

"What process leads us to these similar ways of dividing up color space?...You can find these amazing correspondences between...

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Learn about the online experiment toolkit developed by Jérémy Zehr & Florian Schwarz of MindCORE’s ILST initiative here
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