I’m a researcher in experimental psychology interested in causal knowledge, metacognition, and aesthetics. The thread that links these inquiries, 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 currently work for Ayanna Thomas, Elizabeth Race and Jessica Karanian at Tufts University, where we study the neural bases of and metacognitive judgments associated with misinformation effects. I’m also leading the psychology division of a multidisciplinary investigation of the determinants of political judgment conducted by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre. And I continue to collaborate with my former employers Steven Sloman (Brown University), Ellen Winner (Boston College), and Hiram Brownell (Boston College).


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