challenge metacognition and perception champ lab

Researchers in the Challenge, Metacognition, and Perception (ChaMP) Lab study how peoples’ understanding of difficulty affects their judgments and task engagement. Our work is both basic and translational: we want to know why and how the human mind assesses task difficulty (basic research) and how this assessment affects peoples’ engagement in real-world settings (e.g., human-automation teams, academic procrastination, translational research). Diversifying our research approach allows us to share our expertise with the greatest impact: we identify opportunities for growth and offer recommendations to address their underlying cause. For questions about this lab, please contact Dr. Lisa Vangsness at