The University of Texas at Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Daniel C. Krawczyk

Debbie and Jim Francis Chair in Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Research Interests

Reasoning, Decision Making, Cognitive Biases, and Executive Functions. Methods include cognitive measures, brain stimulation, and brain imaging. Cognitive interests in context effects on decision making and decision framing effects.

Curriculum Vitae


Email: [email protected]
Phone: 972-883-3234
Office: GR_4.202A
Campus Mail Code: GR41
Website: Reasoning Lab


Daniel Krawczyk is professor of Behavioral and Brain Sciences and holds the Debbie and Jim Francis Chair in Behavioral and Brain Sciences at The University of Texas at Dallas. He is currently the Deputy Director at the UT Dallas Center for BrainHealth®. He authored the book Reasoning: The Neuroscience of How We Think in 2017, a comprehensive guide to research on human reasoning. His research focuses on understanding reasoning and decision making via methods including behavioral studies and brain stimulation. He has led multiple Department of Defense-funded research studies evaluating thinking and cognitive performance. He currently teaches courses in reasoning at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has presented at over one-hundred scientific meetings, the TEDx stage, the Dallas Museum of Art, and is a regular speaker at the Perot Museum’s Social Science evening programs. His work has received media coverage on the NBC’s Today Show, NPR, and various science and technology podcasts. Dr. Krawczyk holds a PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles and was previously a Ruth L. Kirschstein Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Recent and Selected Representative Publications

Recent Articles in Peer-Refereed Journals

Teed, A. R., Rakic, J., Mark, D., & Krawczyk, D. C. (2019). Relative activation patterns associated with self-transcendent and self-enhancement core values: An fMRI study of basic human values theory concepts in males. Social Neuroscience, 25,1-14.

Han, K., Chapman, S. B., & Krawczyk, D. C. (2018). Neuroplasticity of cognitive control networks following cognitive training for chronic traumatic brain injury. NeuroImage: Clinical.

Murch, K. B. & Krawczyk, D. C. (2014). A neuroimaging investigation of attribute framing and individual differences. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 9, 1464-1471.

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