Assistant Professor of Psychology at University of California, Berkeley and Director of the Kidd Lab, USA
The Kidd Lab studies the acquisition of knowledge and the cognitive mechanisms involved in that process, including attention, curiosity, and metacognition. We develop learning theories by drawing on our diverse backgrounds—in psychology, computer science, artificial intelligence, neuroscience, linguistics, and human-computer interaction.
Our goal is to develop theories that enable all learners to maximize their learning potential. We aim to do that by understanding the interactions between different general cognitive abilities (e.g., working memory, executive function) and different environments (e.g., complex, rapidly changing ones and simpler, slower ones, for example).