About Us

The Cognitive Neuroscience of Thought Laboratory is run under the supervision of Dr. Kalina Christoff.
Research in the lab focuses on the neural and cognitive mechanisms of human thought, reasoning and problem solving.
This encompasses both goal-directed processes as well as undirected and spontaneous forms of thought. Cognitive processes of particular interest include introspection, mind-wandering, creativity, dreaming, and meditation.
We examine these mental phenomena using a combination of functional neuroimaging (fMRI) and behavioural testing, and relate them to their neural correlates via neuroscientific models grounded in current understanding of the dynamic interactions within and between large-scale brain networks.