Emily G. Liquin

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Hello! I'm a cognitive scientist studying exploration and learning in humans across the lifespan. I am interested in (1) how and why people seek information and (2) how differences in exploration translate to differences in learning. I answer these questions using experimental, developmental, and computational methods. My aim is to leverage the findings from my research to improve exploration and learning in real-world educational settings.

 

I am currently a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Psychology at New York University. I work with Dr. Todd Gureckis in the Computation and Cognition Lab and Dr. Marjorie Rhodes in the Conceptual Development and Social Cognition Lab.

I completed my Ph.D. in Psychology at Princeton University, working with Dr. Tania Lombrozo in the Concepts and Cognition Lab and Dr. Alison Gopnik in the UC Berkeley Gopnik Cognitive Development & Learning Lab. My graduate research was funded by the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program. I received my BA in Psychology and Cognitive Science from Northwestern University.

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