The Imagination and Modal Cognition Lab

Duke University

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Felipe De Brigard, PhD


Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy
Assistant Professor, Psychology and Neuroscience

Center for Cognitive Neuroscience

Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Using a number of behavioral and neuroimaging techniques, the Imagination and Modal Cognition Lab explores ways in which philosophy and cognitive neuroscience interface. Most of our research focuses on the interactions between memory and imagination , particularly during hypothetical and counterfactual thinking. We also explore interactions between attention, consciousness and memory retrieval. Additionally some of our projects concern the use of different statistical analyses in neuroimaging and their repercussions on our understanding of mental states and functions. We also investigate how discoveries in cognitive psychology and neuroscience impact our judgments of responsibility.


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Where can you find us?

The IMC Lab is located in the Cognitive Center for Neuroscience wing in the Levine Science Research Center, Room C03E.

Mailing address

308 Research Drive, Room C03E, Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States

Email: Phone: (919)-660-3028