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

Daniel C. Krawczyk

Professor
Debbie and Jim Francis Chair in Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Research Interests

Reasoning, Decision Making, Cognitive Biases, and Executive Functions. Methods include cognitive measures, brain stimulation, and brain imaging. Cognitive interests in context effects on decision making and decision framing effects. Clinical interest in the cognitive effects of traumatic brain injuries.

Curriculum Vitae

Contact

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

Biography

Daniel Krawczyk is professor of Behavioral and Brain Sciences and holds the Debbie and Jim Francis Chair in Behavioral and Brain Sciences at The University of Texas at Dallas. He is also a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He is currently the Deputy Director at the UT Dallas Center for BrainHealth®. He authored the book Reasoning: The Neuroscience of How We Think in 2017, a comprehensive guide to research on human reasoning. His research has focused on understanding reasoning and decision making through a multi-disciplinary approach that combines brain stimulation, brain imaging, cognitive psychology, and studies of special populations. He has led multiple Department of Defense-funded research studies evaluating thinking and cognitive performance. He currently teaches courses in reasoning at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has presented at over one-hundred scientific meetings, the TEDx stage, the Dallas Museum of Art, and is a regular speaker at the Perot Museum’s Social Science evening programs. His work has received media coverage on the NBC’s Today Show, NPR, and various science and technology podcasts. Dr. Krawczyk holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles and was previously a Ruth L. Kirschstein 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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