Welcome to Cognition and Natural Behaviour Laboratory

Our research focuses on three broad areas (1) trying to better understand how we use our body and the social and material environment to help us think, and how this coupling ultimately shapes our thinking (2) using research in cognitive science to improve educational practices, particularly in the online domain and (3) examining social attention in authentic social contexts. This involves research that spans a number of traditional domains including attention, memory, cognitive control, perception, and language. For more information, please feel free to browse our website or contact us directly at canb.laboratory@gmail.com.


Undergraduate student development is a major focus of our laboratory. Undergraduate researchers in our lab (some have now moved on to graduate school) had 3 papers accepted for publication this year (so far). Congrats Amanda, Dave, and Natalie!


Dr. Risko represented our laboratory on a panel discussing "Digital Dependencies: How we upload and offload ourselves" at the Kitchener Public Library

Image of panel discussion taking place at the Kitchener Public Library

Meet our people