Brain and Social Cognition Lab (BASC Lab)

Instructor: Lindsay Bowman

Credit Type: Natural Science


The Brain and Social Cognition lab is working to uncover how the 'social brain' develops! We conduct behavioral research in conjunction with the use of EEG, ERP, and fNIRS to examine the neural correlates of social cognition. We are currently recruiting research assistants to join our participant testing team. Other duties may include EEG and behavioral data processing and analysis. No prior experience in any of these activities is required, though applicants must be highly motivated to learn new skills.

RA Duties include:

  • Recruiting families over the phone
  • Running visits with children (3-7 years old) and parents

Prerequisites (if any)

​Ideal candidates are students of sophomore or junior standing that have an excellent academic record, are professional, reliable, detail-oriented, and highly motivated.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Comfortable working with families and young children
  • Able to commit 10 hours/week for 2 quarters minimum


Located off campus at the Center for Mind and Brain (202 Cousteau Place).

Contact Email

Please see Dr. Bowman’s facility website and our BASC lab website for more information on the lab:

If you are interested in applying to this position, please send the following materials to the BASC Lab Coordinator, Serena Mon, at :

  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Quarter Schedule
  • Statement of Career Goals
  • Statement of Specific Interest in BASC Lab