Dan was an undergrad computer science major at Carnegie Mellon before completing a PhD in Cognitive Psychology at Indiana University and doing a postdoc in Psych Department at Stanford. He is broadly interested in how we learn from the people around us, and especially how children learn language. Dan is excited about understanding communication and learning from a systems perspective.
Ben received his master's in Developmental Psychology at the University of Cambridge working with Claire Hughes. Ben has a B.A. in Psychology from Reed College, where he worked with Jennifer Corpus. He is primarily interested optimal word learning strategies and their connection to early cognitive development.
Ashley is a first-year PhD student in Psychology at the University of Chicago. She graduated from Middlebury College with a BA in Psychology and English & American Literatures. She is broadly interested in child language acquisition, and she is currently studying how parent-child communication influences language learning.
Maddie is a third year undergraduate at the University of Chicago, majoring in Comparative Human Development and Psychology. At the Communication and Learning Lab, she studies the use of gesture in relation to early childhood language acquisition.
Emmi is a third-year undergraduate at the University of Chicago, pursuing a double major in Computer Science and Psychology. She is interested in social-cognitive development and how the processes of cognition, language, and learning interact.