Welcome to the Higher-Level Cognition Lab

Research in this lab is devoted to understanding the nature of cognition, especially the nature of concepts and reasoning. Some of the topics we investigate include:

  • deductive and inductive reasoning
  • concepts of individual objects and their histories
  • concepts of events
  • causal cognition
  • mathematical thinking (concepts of numbers, non-Euclidean geometry, and abstract algebra)
  • informal argumentation
  • autobiographical memory and survey responding

Please visit the Project pages for more specific information about on-going research. Recent articles also appear under Publications.


To get in contact with us send email to:

ripslab (at) gmail.com

or write to:

Lance Rips
314 Swift Hall, Psychology Department
2029 Sheridan Road
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL 60208

rips (at) northwestern.edu