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Learning reasoning skill

Research project

Short description

Classic intelligence theory holds that fluid reasoning ability is little influenced by experience and learning. Recent findings showing that education has effects on such abilities have led us to take a different perspective: Humans acquire reasoning skills through experience. Using mainly behavioral experiments and functional MRI, our ongoing work aims to understand how the acquisition of knowledge and skill influence the capacity of the brain to solve relational reasoning tasks.

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The project is carried out in the research group Lifespan Development Lab (Lifelab) at the Department of Psychology.