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Navy Center for Applied Research in Artificial Intelligence, Naval Research Lab http://mentalmodels.princeton.edu/skhemlani http://www.nrl.navy.mil/aic/iss What does your research focus on? My research examines the mental representations and cognitive processes underlying deductive reasoning, creative thinking, and abductive explanations. A major challenge is to explain why people are predictably poor on some tasks, e.g. More

Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences www.kanske.de www.cbs.mpg.de/staff/kanske-291 What does your research focus on? My research interests evolve around the central topic of “emotion”. Specifically, my work tries to elucidate how emotions influence attention and cognitive control? How, in turn, emotions are modulated through cognitive processes? And More

University of Washington http://faculty.washington.edu/rab2 What does your research focus on? Broadly speaking my research focuses on autism spectrum disorders (ASD) — spanning etiology, neuroscience, diagnosis, and intervention. More specifically, I am interested in bridging the gap in our understanding of the relationship between putative causal genetic events, neurological underpinnings of More

University of British Columbia http://childdevelopment.psych.ubc.ca  What does your research focus on? My research focuses on the development of intergroup cognition from infancy through adolescence. In particular, I examine the development of intergroup attitudes and stereotypes across implicit and explicit levels of analysis. My work also examines how children’s conceptual representations More

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Brian D’Onofrio Nigel Gopie Daniel Oppenheimer Shannon Wiltsey Stirman Simine Vazire Hanna Zagefka Brian D’Onofrio Indiana University, USA www.iub.edu/~devpsych/ What does your research focus on? My research focuses on identifying the mechanisms through which environmental factors, such as pregnancy-related, parental, and neighborhood risks, are associated with child and adolescent psychopathology. More