Welcome to InLab
International Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Investigations into Individual Differences in Learning (InLab) is a collaborative research group, dedicated to understanding the origins of differences in people’s learning. In our cross-cultural research, we combine different disciplines, including experimental and other areas of psychology, genetics, neuroscience, and education.
InLab is based in the Department of Psychology at Goldsmiths College, University of London, where Prof Yulia Kovas – director of InLab – leads a team of researchers. InLab also has many active associate members in other leading UK institutions, as well as China, Russia, Kyrgyzia, US, and Canada. InLab has a system of research residencies and placements for researchers and students. Our ultimate goal is to understand the complex interactions between genetic, social, and cultural factors in their effects on learning and cognition.
A major focus of our investigations is individual differences in STEM-related fields. STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) are of immense value to the modern society and is a major part of progress and innovation. We believe that increasing people’s STEM potential is of major importance – not only it will lead to further progress, but will also enable successful functioning in today’s increasingly technological and numerate world.
In order to understand the origins of success and failure in STEM and in learning overall, we are studying interactions among genetic, cognitive, societal, and cultural factors in their effects on aptitude, interests, motivations, and achievement.InLab is a member of INRiCHD (International Network for Research in Child Health and Development), which links many leading laboratories across the world. read more here