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Cognitive Neuroscience

LRDC has developed a strong research component in cognitive neuroscience in recognition of the importance of the neurosciences in the study of learning. LRDC researchers are active in the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, a partnership of the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. At LRDC, researchers have a rich tradition of study focused on understanding the cognitive processes underlying higher-level reasoning in complex tasks. Researchers conduct fundamental work in laboratories, work sites, and other environments and use these findings to inform research on the mechanisms underlying reasoning in classroom content, such as math and science.