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The Categorization & Decision Lab at UCF focuses on basic and applied research into how people learn to classify elements of their environment (e.g., diagnostic judgments) and how they make decisions.  A long-term goal is to understand these cognitive behaviors well enough to apply our understanding to improve performance in operational  environments.  

Our research has implications for the design of interactive technologies and for developing more effective training methods.  Research topics in the lab center on Applied Cognitive Science, Cognitive Engineering, and Clinical-Cognitive Science.  

The lab emphasizes the use of computational cognitive modeling and mobile neuroimaging using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS).

The Categorization & Decision Lab is 




Recent Lab News

  • DoD Funding/IMMERSE Lab Along with several colleagues in the UCF Psychology Department, we recently received a major research instrumentation grant from the Department of Defense (DoD) Research and Education Program for Historically Black ...
    Posted Jul 31, 2019, 7:30 AM by Cedlab Ucf
  • New Ph.D.s! We have two recent graduates of the lab!  Audrey Zlatkin just defended her dissertation in Fall 2018, and Andrew Wismer defended his dissertation in Spring 2018.  Congratulations to you both ...
    Posted Jun 24, 2019, 9:21 AM by Cedlab Ucf
  • NIH Funding The lab was recently awarded a 3 year grant from the NIH National Eye Institute.This research will explore how rules that have been learned to categorize simple objects transfer ...
    Posted Nov 1, 2018, 1:42 PM by Cedlab Ucf
  • ONR Funding The lab was recently awarded a 2-year grant from the Office of Naval Research.This research uses functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) to examine neural correlates involved in visual ...
    Posted Mar 8, 2015, 12:12 PM by Cedlab Ucf
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