Higher Cognition

Welcome to the website of the Higher Cognition research group at the University of Helsinki. We study the cognitive underpinnings of thinking and reasoning, both from the perspective of individual differences and general processes. Our current research focuses on understanding argument evaluation, or how people distinguish well-justified from poorly justified arguments. Other research themes include analytic and intuitive thinking dispositions, dual process theories of thinking and reasoning, cognitive predictors of epistemically suspect beliefs, and cognitive biases. We use methods such as statistical modeling of survey data, behavioral measures such as mouse tracking, and experimental designs.