Todd Gureckis


I want to understand why people are so smart and computers are not (or vice versa!). In my research, I primarily study human learning, memory, and decision processes. My research takes a relatively broad, interdisciplinary approach often combining behavioral studies, computational models of human learning and decision making, and insights/constraints from neuro-imaging and developmental studies. Recent efforts in the lab are directed at understanding how people actively explore their environment when learning, how they generate hypotheses consistent with their observations, how they learn categories from examples, the influence of learning on perception, and the cognitive constraints that govern the learning of sequential patterns.