The Laboratory for Complex Thinking and Reasoning:
Genes, Brains, Cognition (Dunbar Lab)

Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto Scarborough


Green, A., Kraemer, D., Fugelsang, J., Gray, J., & Dunbar, K. (2010). Connecting long distance: semantic distance in analogical reasoning modulates frontopolar cortex activity. Cerebral Cortex, 20(1), 70-76. PDF

Forster, E., & Dunbar, K. (2009). Creativity evaluation through latent semantic analysis. Proceedings of Cogsci 2009 (pp. 602-607). Amsterdam: Cognitive Science Society. PDF

Fugelsang, J., & Dunbar, K. (2009). Brain-based mechanisms underlying causal reasoning. In E. Kraft (Ed.), Neural correlates of thinking (pp. 269-279). Germany: Springer Berlin Heidelberg. PDF

Roser, M., Fugelsang, J., Handy, T., Dunbar, K., & Gazzaniga, M. (2009). Representation of physical plausibility revealed by event-related potentials. Cognitive Neuroscience and Nseuropsychology, 20(12), 1081-1086. PDF

Dunbar, K. N. (2009). The Biology of physics: what the brain reveals about our understanding of the physical world. Proceedings of the Physics Education Research Conference (pp. 15-18). Ann Arbor: AAPT. PDF

Atkins, L. J., Velez, L., Goudy, D., & Dunbar, K. N. (2009). The unintended effects of interactive objects and labels in the science museum. Science Education, 93, 161-184. PDF

Green, A. E., Fugelsang, J. A., Kraemer, D. J., & Dunbar, K. N. (2008). The micro-category account of analogy. Cognition, 106, 10041016. PDF

Dunbar, K., Fugelsang, J., & Stein, C. (2007). Do naïve theories ever go away? In M. Lovett, & P. Shah (Eds.), Thinking with Data: 33rd Carnegie Symposium on Cognition. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum. PDF

Green, A., Fugelsang, J., Shamosh, N., Kraemer, D., & Dunbar, K.N. (2006). Frontopolar Cortex Mediates Abstract Integration in Analogy. Brain Research. PDF

Green, A., Fugelsang, J., Dunbar, K.N. (2006). Automatic activation of categorical and abstract analogical relations in analogical reasoning. Memory and Cognition. PDF

Dunbar, K., & Fugelsang, J. (2006). Problem solving and reasoning. In E. E. Smith & S. M. Kosslyn (Eds.), Cognitive Psychology: Mind and Brain. New York: Prentice Hall. PDF

Fugelsang, J., Thompson, V., & Dunbar, K. (2006) Examining the representation of causal knowledge. Journal of Thinking and Reasoning, 12, 1-30. PDF

Roser, M., Fugelsang, J., Dunbar, K., Corballis, P., & Gazzaniga, M. (2005). Dissociating processes supporting causal perception and causal inference in the brain. Neuropsychology, 19(5), 591-602. PDF

Dunbar, K., & Fugelsang, J. (2005). Scientific thinking and reasoning. In K. J. Holyoak & R. Morrison (Eds.), Cambridge Handbook of Thinking & Reasoning, Cambridge Univ. Press. Pp. 705-726. PDF

Fugelsang, J., Roser, M., Corballis, P., & Gazzaniga & Dunbar, K., (2005). Brain Mechanisms Underlying Perceptual Causality. Cognitive Brain Research, 24, 41-47. PDF

Fugelsang, J., & Dunbar, K. (2005). Brain-based mechanisms underlying complex causal thinking. Neuropsychologia, 43, 1204-1213. PDF

Dunbar, K., & Fugelsang, J. (2005). Causal thinking in science: How scientists and students interpret the unexpected. In M. E. Gorman, R. D. Tweney, D. Gooding & A. Kincannon (Eds.), Scientific and Technical Thinking. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Pp. 57-80.

Fugelsang, J. & Dunbar, K. (2004). A cognitive neuroscience framework for understanding causal reasoning and the law. Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society of London. Series B, 359, 1749-1754. PDF

Fugelsang, J., Stein, C., Green, A., & Dunbar, K. (2004). Theory and data interactions of the scientific mind: Evidence from the molecular and the cognitive laboratory. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 58, 132-141. PDF

Petitto, L.A. and Dunbar, K.N. (2004). New findings from educational neuroscience on bilingual brains, scientific brains, and the educated mind. Chapter in K. Fischer & T. Katzir (Editors), Building Usable Knowledge in Mind, Brain & Education. Cambridge University Press. PDF

Blanchette, I. & Dunbar, K. (2002). Representational Change and Analogy: How Analogical Inferences Alter Target Representations. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 28, 672-685.

Dunbar, K. (2002). Science as Category: Implications of InVivo Science for theories of cognitive development, scientific discovery, and the nature of science. In S. Stich & P. Carruthers (Eds.) Cognitive Models of Science. Cambridge University Press.

Colvin, M.K., Dunbar, K. & Grafman, J. (2001). The Effects of Frontal Lobe Lesions on Goal Achievement in the Water Jug Task. Cognitive Neuroscience, 13, 1129-1147. PDF

Dunbar, K. & Blanchette, I. (2001). The invivo/invitro approach to cognition: the case of analogy. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 5, 334-339. PDF

Blanchette, I & Dunbar, K. (2001) Analogy use in Naturalistic settings: The influence of audience, emotion and goals. Memory and Cognition, 29, 730-735. PDF

Dunbar, K. (2001). The analogical paradox: Why analogy is so easy in naturalistic settings, yet so difficult in the psychology laboratory. In D. Gentner, Holyoak, K.J., ,& Kokinov, B. Analogy: Perspectives from Cognitive Science. MIT press. PDF

Dunbar, K. (2000). What scientific thinking reveals about the nature of cognition. In Crowley, K., Schunn, C.D., & Okada, T. (Eds.) Designing for Science: Implications from Everyday, Classroom, and Professional Settings. LEA. Hillsdale: NJ. PDF

Baker, L.M., & Dunbar, K.(2000). Experimental design heuristics for scientific discovery: The use of baseline and known controls. International Journal of Human Computer Studies, 53, 335-349. PDF

Blanchette, I., & Dunbar, K. (2000). How Analogies are Generated: The Roles of Structural and Superficial Similarity. Memory & Cognition. PDF

Dunbar, K. (1999). The Scientist InVivo: How scientists think and reason in the laboratory. In Magnani, L., Nersessian, N., & Thagard, P. Model-based reasoning in scientific discovery. Plenum Press. PDF

Dunbar, K. (1999). Science. In M. Runco & S. Pritzker (Eds.) The Encyclopedia of Creativity. Academic Press, 1, 1379-1384. PDF

Dunbar K. (1999). Scientific Thinking and its development. In R. Wilson., & F. Keil (Eds.) The MIT Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science. Cambridge, MA: MIT press. pp 730-733. PDF

Dunbar, K. N. (1998). Oltre i miti della scienza [Beyond the myths of science]: come in realtà pensano gli scienziati (R. Trovato, Trans.). Metodologia Della Ricerca, 30-35. PDF

Dunbar, K. (1998). Problem solving. In W. Bechtel, & G. Graham (Eds.). A companion to Cognitive Science. London, England: Blackwell PDF

Dunbar, K. (1997). How scientists think: Online creativity and conceptual change in science. In T.B. Ward, S.M. Smith, & S.Vaid (Eds.) Conceptual structures and processes: Emergence, discovery and Change. APA Press. Washington DC. Also reprinted in Japanese (in 1999). PDF

Schunn, C.D. & Dunbar, K. (1996). Priming, Analogy, & Awareness in complex reasoning. Memory and Cognition, 24, 271-284. pp 289-298. PDF

Dunbar, K. & Sussman, D. (1995) Toward a cognitive account of frontal lobe function: Simulating frontal lobe deficits in normal subjects. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 769, 289-304. PDF

Dunbar, K. (1995). How scientists really reason: Scientific reasoning in real-world laboratories. In R.J. Sternberg, & J. Davidson (Eds.). Mechanisms of insight. Cambridge MA: MIT press. pp 365-395. PDF

Dunbar, K. (1993). Concept Discovery in a Scientific domain. Cognitive Science, 17, 397-434. PDF

Cohen, J.D., Dunbar, K., & McClelland, J. (1990). On the control of automatic Processes: A Parallel Distributed Processing account of the Stroop Effect. Psychological Review, 97, 332-361. PDF

Klahr, D. & Dunbar, K. (1988). Dual Space search during Scientific Reasoning. Cognitive Science, 12, 1-48.

MacLeod, C. M., & Dunbar, K. (1988). Emergence of Stroop interference with training. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 14, 126-135. PDF

Dunbar, K. & MacLeod C. M. (1984). A horse race of a different color: Stroop interference patterns with transformed words. J of Exp Psych: Human Perception and Performance, 10, 622-639.

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