Welcome to the website for the Cognition and Integrated Action lab, in the Cognitive and Information Sciences group at University of California, Merced. In the "Cognaction" lab, graduate students work with Rick Dale on an assortment of issues related primarily to language. The focus of the lab is to uncover the adaptive dynamics of language, from local processes such as perspective-taking and conversation, to macroscopic processes such as language use and evolution in massive social communities. The lab uses a diversity of techniques, from observational analyses, to computational modeling.

Recent research