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.