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About the Lab

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? What are the neural mechanisms underpinning cognitive flexibility?

The CCDL utilizes multiple methods and approaches including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), biologically constrained computational modeling, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and individual differences research to collect converging evidence about the biological nature of human thought.

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