About Dan Krawczyk

Dan Krawczyk is Professor of Behavioral and Brain Sciences and holds the Francis Chair at The University of Texas at Dallas. He is the acting Deputy Director of the Center for BrainHealth® in Dallas. He is also Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.


Dan's specialties include psychology, reasoning, neuroscience, behavioral economics, mental models, decision making, analogies, and Traumatic Brain Injury. 


Dan's 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 Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles and was previously a Ruth L. Kirschstein postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. 

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