Current Research Projects

The focus of our research is on higher-level cognitive processes including learning, reasoning, categorization, judgment and decision making. Currently we study how causal and moral knowledge is acquired, represented, and used. Methodologically we combine computational modeling with behavioral experimentation to gain insights into the cognitive processes underlying these key competencies. I am also interested in the neural basis of causal and moral reasoning, and in cognitive behavioral research comparing humans with other species.

Current research grants

DFG Reinhart Koselleck-Project "Mechanisms, Capacities, and Dependencies: A New Theory of Causal Reasoning" (starting 2022)

DFG-Project “Answering Causal Queries about Singular Cases" (2017-2021)


Current Ph.D. students

Neele Engelmann

Juan Marulanda


Current Post Docs

Ralf Mayrhofer

Niels Skovgaard Olsen

Simon Stephan