The Kidd Lab studies learning and belief formation. We are especially interested in systems like attention and curiosity. We are also interested in metacognitive aspects of learning, such as how people become certain and how you might be able to prevent people from becoming certain when the evidence suggests that they should.
What I want to achieve:
We aim to understand how people sample and learn from their informationally rich environments, and how we might be able to intervene to enable people better access to truth in the world.
Computational Modeling Prize (Perception/Action), Cognitive Science Society (2010).
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation (2008 – 2011).
Presidents’ Fellowship, Linguistics Society of America SIL, Stanford University (2007).
Provost’s Research Fellowship, University of Southern California (2005 – 2007).