Built in 1901, New England Building re-opened in 2014 after a complete renovation to house classrooms, dry labs, and offices for the Psychology and Cognitive Science departments and the Program in Neuroscience and Behavior. With these renovations, it earned LEED certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) from the U.S. Green Building Council.
The Cognitive Science Department maintains laboratories in New England and Olmsted Hall for research in human electroencephalography, human behavioral studies, computational modeling, and robotics. In addition, the department uses the Wimpfheimer Nursery School for studies of cognitive development and the Interdisciplinary Robotics Research Laboratory for studies in human-machine interaction and autonomous robots.
The Psychology Department and the Program in Neuroscience and Behavior maintain laboratories in New England and Olmsted Hall for research in physiology, neurochemistry, experimental learning, and electrophysiology as well as observation and testing suites with sophisticated audio and video recording equipment for the study of development, individual differences, and social behavior. The Wimpfheimer Nursery School serves as an on-campus laboratory for students pursuing coursework and research in developmental psychology.