Georgetown Laboratory for Relational Cognition

Work in the Laboratory for Relational Cognition focuses on relational 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 reasoning about and teaching abstract concepts, sparking creative innovation, cross-cultural similarities in perceiving and reasoning about relations, and improving social cognition by leveraging relational reasoning in autism spectrum disorders. Our work engages and, where appropriate, seeks to integrate behavioral, brain-imaging, and genetic data.