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.  This research has implications for designing better training methods and for influencing design of interactive technologies.

The lab emphasizes the use of computational cognitive modeling and methods from cognitive neuroscience (e.g., functional neuroimaging of cortical activity).

The Categorization & Decision Lab is a member of the Multidisciplinary Neuroscience Alliance at UCF

Recent Lab News

  • 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
  • US Army Medical Reseach Institute Funding The lab was recently awarded a 2-year research grant from the US Army Medical Research Institute. The project uses functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) to examine cortical activity in ...
    Posted Mar 8, 2015, 12:13 PM by Cedlab Ucf
  • Chapter on applied perception research The Cambridge Handbook of Applied Perception Research was recently published.  Here's a link to our chapter on generalizations of signal detection theory
    Posted Mar 8, 2015, 12:16 PM by Cedlab Ucf
  • NIH Funding The lab just received a 3 year grant from NIH (National Institute on Aging).  The project will use category learning and functional neuroimaging (fNIRS) to explore compensatory activation in prefrontal ...
    Posted Jun 19, 2014, 6:13 AM by Cedlab Ucf
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