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Welcome to the Knowledge and Concepts Laboratory in the Department of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. We are interested in understanding human semantic memory: our store of knowledge about the meanings of words, objects and events. The principal investigator is Professor Tim Rogers.

Specifically, we would like to understand how semantic knowledge is represented and processed in the mind and brain, how it is acquired throughout development, how semantic tasks are performed by healthy adults and experts, and how various forms of brain damage can disrupt semantic knowledge. We address these questions using computer models, functional neuroimaging, and behavioral studies.

We are located in the Brogden Psychology Building. Please direct any inquiries regarding current studies to the lab at (608) 890-0690, or email us.

Interested in grad school? We are looking for motivated and qualified students to begin graduate training.

Please contact us for further information.