Prof. Dr.

Frank Jäkel

Technische Universität Darmstadt Humanwissenschaften
Alexanderstr. 10
64283 Darmstadt

+49 (0)6151 16 23 964 +49 (0)6151 16 23 905 Send e-mail Visit website

Short info

Concepts are the building blocks of knowledge. In my lab, we study how new concepts are learned and how these concepts are rooted in perception. We are also interested in how concept formation and problem solving interact. More broadly, the lab works on perception & psychophysics, concepts & categories, and reasoning & problem solving. Our general approach is to try and combine insights from experimental psychology and artificial intelligence (machine learning in particular) to build models of higher cognition.