Fei Xu

Fei Xu

Title
Professor
Department
Dept of Psychology
Phone
510-642-3344
Research Expertise and Interest
conceptual development, developmental psychology, cognitive development, language development, social cognition in infants and children, learning in infants and young children, statistical learning and statistical inference, psychology and philosophy, computational models of cognitive development
Research Description

In Fei Xu's lab, research focuses on how children acquire knowledge rapidly and accurately with limited amounts of evidence. Xu has done extensive research on early language development (word learning in particular) and infant cognition (e.g., object concept, kind concepts, number representations, probabilistic reasoning, physical and psychological reasoning), and social cognition (e.g., preferences, intentionality). They are interested in inductive learning from statistical information in infants and children.

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