Free and open to all, Mindworks is a working laboratory and interactive discovery center that welcomes the public to participate in, and learn about, behavioral science research, findings, and real-world applications.

Mindworks has two primary goals:

  • Better understand human behavior by engaging a large and diverse group of research participants

  • Empower visitors to improve their lives and communities using insights from behavioral science

Mindworks is operated by the Center for Decision Research at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and is home to the CDR’s PIMCO Decision Research Laboratories.

In fall of 2018, PIMCO and the CDR announced a partnership in support of CDR’s behavioral science research. In recognition of this investment in research, Chicago Booth’s CDR laboratories were renamed the PIMCO Decision Research Laboratories. The PIMCO Decision Research Laboratories will yield scientific discoveries with the potential to improve individual and social welfare.

Mindworks is made possible by the generous philanthropic support of PIMCO.

Discover More about Mindworks

Mindworks is a one-of-a-kind experience where people can learn more about how their own minds work and, at the same time, contribute to groundbreaking science as participants. It’s a unique hands-on behavioral science lab where you can both study and be studied simultaneously. The center expands research beyond the ivory tower and into our everyday lives.

Prize handed to a recipient

Earn Prizes

Every visitor who participates in a study will earn prizes such as clothing, discounts to museums, and gift cards for local restaurants.

Earn Prizes

Mindworks Staff

Rebecca White

Rebecca White

Director of Lab Services

Rebecca (Becky) oversees the operations of the CDR research labs and partnership data-collection sites. Becky has a PhD in quantitative psychology from the Ohio State University, with a focus on the study of judgment and decision-making, and she is also an adjunct professor of behavioral science at Chicago Booth.

Rebecca White
Jasmine Kwong

Jasmine Kwong

Associate Director, CDR Labs & Programs

Jasmine helps oversee the CDR’s research operations on campus, online, and in partnership with other organizations, and she leads the CDR’s engagement strategy and programming for students, alumni, and the general public. Jasmine has an AB from the University of Chicago and an MBA from Chicago Booth.

Jasmine Kwong
Morgan Britt

Morgan Britt

Accounting Manager, CDR Labs

Morgan manages lab accounting, the life cycle of research studies, training and staffing research assistants, and interacting with people from around the downtown area who partake in their studies. The research Morgan does with the center focuses on judgment, decision making, and interpersonal communication.

Morgan Britt

Media Contact

Mindworks welcomes visits and inquiries from members of the press. Please contact Mark Temelko, director of communications at the Center for Decision Research: mark.temelko@chicagobooth.edu or 773-834-5284.

Employment Opportunities

If you love behavioral science and are interested in learning about potential employment opportunities at Mindworks, please see How to Get Involved or email us.

Contact Us

The most commonly asked questions are addressed on our Frequently Asked Questions page. If you are still unable to find the answer to your question or would like more information, feel free to contact Mindworks.
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