The Biological Computation Project (BCP) is a lab group coordinated by Dr. Michael Dawson of the Department of Psychology at the University of Alberta. Though housed in the psychology department, the BCP is interdisciplinary in nature. For example, graduate students from Computing Science, Psychology, and Philosophy have been supervised or cosupervised by Dawson and all are involved in collaborative research projects in the BCP. Similarly, Dr. Dawson has adjunct appointments with the Department of Computing Science and the Department of Philosophy.
The primary goal of the BCP is to conduct pure and applied research on artificial neural networks, and to relate this research to empirical and theoretical issues in Cognitive Science.