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Emily G. Liquin


Hello! I’m a cognitive scientist studying inquiry and learning in humans across the lifespan. I am interested in (1) how, when, and why people seek information and (2) how differences in inquiry 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 the efficacy of inquiry in real-world settings.


I am currently a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Psychology at New York University, funded by the NSF SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. I work with Dr. Todd Gureckis and Dr. Marjorie Rhodes.

I started my Ph.D. in Psychology at University of California, Berkeley from 2016-2018, then moved to Princeton University, where I completed my Ph.D. in 2021. I worked with Dr. Tania Lombrozo and Dr. Alison Gopnik. My graduate research was funded by the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program. I received my B.A. in Psychology and Cognitive Science from Northwestern University.

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