Reasoning and Infant Cognition (RICO)

The Reasoning and Infant Cognition Group  is part of the Center for Brain and Cognition of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. The group is led by Dr. Luca Bonatti and it focuses on reasoning, infant cognition, infant's reasoning, reasoning cognition, cognitive infants who reason, cognitive reasoning in infants, infantile reasoning in cognition.Their main interest is to reveal bits and pieces of the representations underlying our abilities to come to conclusions, to form expectations, or to find what happens next, both when we deal with the physical world around us and the psychological world inside us.

The main research lines are:

  • Probability and early logical understanding
  • Comparative Cognition
  • Cortical Representation of Elementary Logical Reasoning
  • Attentional Constraints on Structure Extraction
  • Mechanisms of Belief Fixation
  • Early Language Learning and the Onset of Morphosyntax
  • Bilingualism and Categorization
  • Phonological Representation in Bilingual infants