My Research Interests

I'm interested in the origins of logical concepts and logical reasoning. What kinds of abstract, domain-general operations can young children perform on their mental representations? When do these operations first emerge in development, and do they change qualitatively as we learn language? Do infants' initial logical resources differ from those of other animals?

I'm currently working with Susan Carey, looking at the early logical abilities of infants and young children. My research uses interactive tasks to ask questions like "when do infants begin to act based on...

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