I’m a behavioral science researcher interested in knowledge representation, political judgment, collective behavior, metacognition, and aesthetics. The thread that links these disparate topics, in my view, is the question of what makes a mental representation true or false, neither true nor false, or—the most exotic possibility—true on credit.

I work for The Policy Lab at Brown University (PI: David Yokum), an applied research collaboration between academia, government, and community organizations; I’m also a visiting scholar at Sloman Lab. Some of our work on COVID-19 has been published here, here, and here. Previously I worked on misinformation at Tufts University (PI: Ayanna Thomas), led a review of political cognition for the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, and managed the Arts & Mind Lab at Boston College (PI: Ellen Winner).

Contact me via natrabb at gmail.


l-r: Bruce Nauman video corridor; Sol Lewitt wall drawing; passport photo