Human thought is characterized by its flexible, dynamic nature. The Cognition and Cortical Dynamics Laboratory (CCDL) consists of a group of researchers interested in better understanding how the brain changes, or adapts, to deal with the ever-present fluctuations in information processing demands.

Our research on these issues addresses a set of unifying questions, such as: What are the biological bases of individual differences in cognitive capabilities? How are different neural systems coordinated to perform different tasks? What are the neural mechanisms underpinning cognitive flexibility?

The CCDL utilizes multiple methods and approaches, including functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), EEG, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), biologically constrained computational modeling, and individual differences research to collect converging evidence about the biological nature of human thought.

The CCDL is proudly co-housed in the Department of Psychology and in the Institute for Learning and Brain Science (I-LABS) an interdisciplinary center dedicated to understanding the neural basis of human learning. Both of the co-directors also have joint appointments in I-LABS and Psychology.