Emily G. Liquin


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 the efficacy of exploration in real-world 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.

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.