Jonathan Fugelsang

Jonathan Fugelsang smiling towards camera.
Cognitive Research Area Head

I am a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Waterloo. I received my undergraduate degree in psychology at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay Ontario and then went to Saskatoon Saskatchewan to study for my PhD at the University of Saskatchewan under the supervision of Valerie Thompson. After obtaining my PhD I spent three years as a post doctoral fellow at Dartmouth College.

My research interests span several topics in cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience, though my primary focus is in higher level cognition. Recently, my work has predominantly focused on how we integrate multiple sources of information when making complex decisions. These decisions may involve analogical, causal, deductive, or inductive reasoning processes. To understand the mechanisms underlying these processes, I use both behavioural and functional brain imaging (e.g., ERP, Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging [fMRI]) methodologies.