The University of Texas at Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Daniel C. Krawczyk

Debbie and Jim Francis Chair in Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Research Interests

Reasoning, Decision Making, and Executive Functions. Cognitive measures and neuroimaging. Recovery from the cognitive effects of traumatic brain injuries.

Curriculum Vitae


Email: [email protected]
Phone: 972-883-3234
Office: GR_4.202C
Campus Mail Code: GR41
Website: Reasoning Lab


Dr. Daniel Krawczyk is Associate Professor and holds the Debbie and Jim Francis Chair in Behavioral and Brain Sciences at The University of Texas at Dallas. He is the acting Deputy Director of the Center for BrainHealth®. He is also Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. His research has focused on understanding reasoning through a multi-disciplinary approach that combines neuroimaging, cognitive psychology, and human neuropsychology. He has investigated the neural basis of reasoning in healthy adults, adolescents, and individuals with disorders including dementia, brain injury, and autism spectrum disorders. His work has focused on reasoning by analogy and metaphor comprehension. He has served as Principal Investigator on two large Department of Defense-funded clinical trials aimed at understanding rehabilitation of reasoning strategies after traumatic brain injury in veteran and civilian populations. His team recently completed a project funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) aimed at evaluating social reasoning skills across cultures. Dr. Krawczyk holds a PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles and was previously a Ruth L. Kirschstein postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley.

Recent and Selected Representative Publications

Recent Articles in Peer-Refereed Journals

Han, K., Davis, R., Chapman, S. B., & Krawczyk, D. C. (2017). Strategy-based reasoning training modulates cortical thickness and resting-state functional connectivity in adults with chronic traumatic brain injury. Brain and Behavior, 7(5).

Kmiecik, M. J., Rodgers, B. N., Martinez, D., Chapman, S. B., & Krawczyk D. C. (in press). A method for characterizing semantic and lexical properties of sentence completions in traumatic brain injury. Psychological Assessment.

Murch, K. B. & Krawczyk, D. C. (2014). A neuroimaging investigation of attribute framing and individual differences. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 9, 1464-1471.

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