I am broadly interested in how humans create and update generative, mental models of events and objects in the world with statistical information. Currently, I am studying the intuitive number sense and intuitive magnitude and ratio processing: how do we integrate prior knowledge of how quantities are generated by the natural world with the information generated by our sensory systems?
Personal Website: corydbonn.github.io/
Carolyn is interested in the fundamental processes that help children learn about the world around them and act as social agents. In the lab, Carolyn's research bridges social and cognitive developmental psychology. She is working on projects concerning how children reason about their own confidence, and whether this relates to their ability to evaluate others. She is also working on projects investigating how children develop as social agents, by teaching others and cooperating, and what processes these skills rely on.
Personal Website: cebaer.wix.com/carolyn-baer
Children are overwhelmed with a lot of information within their environments. How do they learn to make sense of it all, and how do they know what information to pay attention to? To solve these puzzles, Denitza explores how language interacts with cognition by investigating one key role of language: narrowing children’s attention to specific representations. She also looks at how children learn to interface language across different dimensions (e.g., number, length, and area) and across development, and how children reason about conflicting information within their environments (e.g., when there are competing perceptual, linguistic, or social cues).
Personal Website: ddramkin.wixsite.com/denitzapdramkin
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