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