CTY Research works at the cross-roads of education, cognitive psychology, and cognitive neuroscience to address questions of both practical and theoretical significance for identifying, characterizing, and supporting the needs of advanced learners.

Our Research team is committed to conducting our research from an inclusive and antiracist perspective. In addition to work aimed at addressing equity, we are continuously exploring ways to better reach a diverse range of students in our studies to avoid the potential biases that come from studies and practices derived primarily from historical majority populations in the field.


  • Equity and the identification/characterization of academic potential
  • Cognitive skills and optimizing learning opportunities
  • Academic program impact
  • Spatial skills as fundamental learning tools

CTY Research welcomes collaboration within the university and beyond. If you're interested in working with us, please contact us at [email protected].


The CTY Research Lab has both online testing platforms and an on-site suite where children can come participate in behavioral experiments that test their skills and examine their approaches to learning.