About us

Lab Photo – 2021:  From left to right: Bailey Brashears (PhD student), Dr. John Paul Minda (Director), Neha Khemani (MSc student), Tim Qiu (MSc student), Chelsea McKenzie (honours student), Anthony Cruz (MSc student), Ana Ruiz Pardo (PhD student), Malak Sadek (honours student), Toka Zhu (PhD student), Meaghan Mosier-Farqueson (ind. study), Madeline Bloomberg (honours student), Carson Rumble-Tricker (honours student), Priya Kalra (postdoc)

The Minda Lab is part of the Department of Psychology and the Brain and Mind Institute at the University of Western Ontario. Our research seeks to understand how people learn about categories and concepts and how conceptual structure influences thinking and decision making. The lab is headed by Dr. John Paul Minda and consists of graduate students, postdocs, honours students, and research assistants.

Check out our research page for a more detailed description or our publications page for a complete list of peer review publications.

Dr. Minda is not accepting new graduate students for the 2022-2023 academic year. Please see the opportunities page for more information.

Our lab is funded by NSERC, SSHRC, and by Mitacs.