Assistant Professor

Contact information

Jonathan Fugelsang Office: Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology building (PAS) 4055
Phone: 519-888-4567 x32877
Webpage: Jonathan Fugelslang's website

Appointed to Psychology in Cognitive Psychology


PhD, University of Saskatchewan (2000)
MA, University of Saskatchewan (1995)
BSc, Lakehead University (1993)


Dr. Fugelsang’s research focuses on how we integrate multiple sources of information when making complex decisions. These decisions may involve analogical, causal, deductive, or inductive reasoning processes. To do this, he uses multiple experimental methodologies (e.g. behavioural, eye tracking, and brain imaging [event-related potential (ERP) & functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) methodologies]. He has published a number of recent papers examining the neuroanatomical correlates of both the perceptual and inferential processes associated with detecting causality in the environment. Recently, he and his colleagues have been extending their analyses of causality to the investigation of biases in scientific, legal, and medical decision making. His work has appeared in Memory & Cognition, Thinking and Reasoning, Cognitive Brain Research, NeuroImage, Brain Research, among others.

University of Waterloo

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Chris Eliasmith writing on a whiteboardChris Eliasmith, Director of the Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience, received the prestigious John C. Polanyi Award  and is also an inaugural member of the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists.

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