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Lindsey Powell

Assistant Professor

I study the early development of social cognition and motivation.  How do infants and young children understand others' minds, interactions, and relationships?  What motivates them to attend to and engage with social partners?  How do we develop the abilities to cooperate, communicate, and learn from each other in just the first few years of life?  My lab measures behavior (e.g. infant looking & reaching, child judgments & predictions) and brain function (using functional near infrared spectroscopy) to answer these questions.

Updated September 2019