… and how we do it
Some of the questions that guide our research:
In our research, we formalize people’s mental models as computational models that yield quantitative predictions about a wide range of situations. To test these predictions, we use a combination of large-scale online experiments, interactive experiments in the lab, and eye-tracking experiments.
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I am interested in how people hold others responsible, how these judgments are grounded in causal representations of the world, and supported by counterfactual simulations. I also like to drink tea.Personal website
I did my undergraduate study in philosophy and my graduate study in computer science. I’m interested in work that integrates the methods and questions of these disciplines to understand the mind. I like to drink water.
I am a rising junior at Stanford University. I am interested in Computer Science, Math, and Cognitive Science - which I plan to pursue with a career as a Data Scientist. Outside of these interests, I also enjoy playing the piano, dancing, reading, and eating exorbitant amounts of sugar.
I am a PhD student studying cognitive neuroscience primarily in the Gardner lab. I am interested in sensory cue combination and how sensory reliability is represented in the brain.
I’m a third-year PhD student interested in how people understand abstract concepts, such as personal identity and philosophical/literary ideas. In the CiCl lab, I’m working on building computational causal networks of how mental representations of abstract concepts originate from beliefs about small, concrete things.Personal website
I’m a Psychology PhD student primarily in CoCoLab. I’m interested in how vague language gets resolved by context, and in particular the semantics and pragmatics of causal language. I’m also interested in sentence meaning representation and discourse relations, especially causal relations.Personal website
Some of the people we work with