Principal Investigator:

Dr. Felipe De Brigard, Duke University

Assistant Professor

Department of Philosophy

Center for Cogntive Neuroscience

Duke Institute for Brain Science

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 concerns 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. Finally, we investigate how discoveries in cognitive psychology and neuroscience impact our judgments of responsibility.

THE IMAGINATION AND MODAL COGNITION LAB

Duke University