Center for Theoretical Behavioral Sciences

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The Center for Theoretical Behavioral Sciences at UCI focuses on theories. This plan is motivated by the observation that the natural sciences in general, and social sciences in particular, critically depend on theories. Experiments move science forward during the periods of what Thomas Kuhn called “normal science”. But the most significant conceptual steps call for…

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Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory (CNLM)

The Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory (CNLM) was established by the UC Regents in 1983 and is the first research institute in the world dedicated exclusively to the multidisciplinary study of learning and memory mechanisms. The CNLM’s mission is to promote the most innovative learning and memory research transforming education, technology and…

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Institute for Money, Technology & Financial Inclusion

Established in 2008, the Institute is housed in the School of Social Sciences. It is a leading research center on the consumer side of financial technology–everything from mobile money to AI-driven alternative credit scoring. We focus on the everyday use and implications of these new technologies: how people engage, refuse, modify, hack, and share them,…

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Experimental Social Science Laboratory

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The Experimental Social Science Laboratory (ESSL) is a computer laboratory for the experimental study of individual and interactive decision-making. The laboratory can conduct computer-based experiments of up to 40 subjects, but ESSL also has capabilities to conduct internet-based experiments. ESSL is available for use by researchers of all social scientific disciplines who conduct experiments according…

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Center for the Advancement of Logic, its Philosophy, History, and Applications (C-ALPHA)

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The mission of the Center for the Advancement of Logic, its Philosophy, History and Applications is to: Increase national and international visibility of logic research within the school and across campus Foster collaboration between logicians, and scholars whose work substantially involves logic at UC Irvine Liaise with logic centers in California, the U.S., and abroad…

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Center for Language Science

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The Center for Language Science is under the direction of Gregory Hickok in the Department of Cognitive Sciences. Both the Center and the Department are part of the School of Social Sciences at the University of California, Irvine (UCI).

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Center for Ethnography

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The Center for Ethnography supports continuing innovation in the practice, expression and theorization of ethnography, the signature method and genre of cultural anthropology with ever widening uptake in other disciplines and beyond the university. Since established in 2006, the Center has hosted a diverse array of projects and seminars – experimenting with ethnographic “para-sites,” for…

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Center for Cognitive Neuroscience and Engineering

The Center for Cognitive Neuroscience and Engineering (CENCE) is a multidisciplinary research center aimed at understanding the relation between cognitive abilities and neural systems through brain imaging, brain mapping, computational modeling, informatics, and engineering techniques. The center’s research focus in cognitive neuroscience and engineering spans a wide range of methods involving human and animal work,…

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Center for Citizen Peacebuilding

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The Center for Citizen Peacebuilding conducts research, advances education and organizes action to improve and expand citizen peacebuilding in the United States and around the world. The center hosts lectures and conferences involving prominent citizen peacebuilders, including Nobel Peace Prize Laureates; trains local and international peacebuilding practitioners, including gang intervention workers; and facilitates peacebuilding efforts…

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Center for Administrative Data Analysis

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The Center for Administrative Data Analysis’s (CADA) goal is to facilitate high-quality research using administrative data to better understand how to enable human flourishing. CADA originated from partnerships with local school districts in California. Like many organizations, schools collect substantial amounts of data in their regular course of business. These data play an important role…

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