Georgetown Laboratory for Relational Cognition


Work in the Laboratory for Relational Cognition focuses on relational thinking and reasoning, i.e., how we understand the connections between the ideas and events we encounter and how we come up with new, creative connections. Current directions in the lab include learning of relational concepts and reasoning strategies (including in real-world STEM classrooms), enhancing creative cognition and relational reasoning through training and electrical neuromodulation, overcoming anxiety about being creative, and identifying neurocognitive bases of relational concepts and schemas about supernatural entities. Our work engages and, where appropriate, seeks to integrate behavioral, brain-imaging, and genetic data.