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My primary research interest is in the area of cognitive architectures, theories of the large scale, permanent structures, functions and processes of the human mind.

I have worked with the ACT-R cognitive architecture for nearly twenty years, using it to develop computational cognitive models to understand the complex interactions that occur between cognitive, perceptual and motor processes when people reason and solve problems with external representations of information such as diagrams, computer interfaces, graphs and maps.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Learning
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Neuroscience
  • Memory
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Cognitive Neuropsychology
  • Problem Solving
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Graphs
  • Cognitive Science
  • Cognitive Science and Artificial Thinking
  • Computation
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Reasoning
  • Eye Movements
  • Computational Modeling
  • Embodied Cognition
  • Concepts
  • Cognitive Modeling
  • Embodied Cognitive Science
  • Computational Cognitive Science
  • Graph Drawing
  • Cognitive Architecture
  • Cognitive modelling and cognitive architectures
  • Reasoning and problem solving with diagrams and other external representations
  • Human-computer interaction
  • High level cognition (reasoning, problem solving and decision making)


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