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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UC Berkeley scientists are tapping the cognitive smarts of babies, toddlers and preschoolers to program computers to think more like humans.