Our research focuses on understanding complex decision making. Complex decisions require the integration of multiple sources of evidence that might conflict or interact in surprising ways. Our aim is to reveal the processes and representations that underlie these decisions.
The key questions that we are interested in include: How does our knowledge influence how we perceive and interpret new information? How do we develop knowledge through experience and learning? And how does our knowledge affect our decisions and behavior?
We develop computational models of human thought, memory, attention, and decision making. These models provide a theoretical understanding for human behavior but also act as a bridge between the brain and behavior and help us understand how humans will behave in modern attentionally-demanding environments.
Our lab is part of the Complex Human Data Hub in the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences