Moira (Molly) Dillon

Moira (Molly) Dillon
Moira (Molly)
Graduate Student

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Moira was a graduate student in the Spelke Lab. Her research interests focus on the origins of uniquely human mathematical concepts and the universality of cognition through human development and history.


 As of July 2017, Molly joined the faculty of  NYU's Department of Psychology as an Assistant Professor. Please see her NYU faculty webpage and lab webpage for the most up-to-date information about my work.




M. R. Dillon and Spelke, E. S., Reorientation ability predicts early spatial symbol reading, in 2015 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, 2015.
M. R. Dillon, Izard, V., and Spelke, E. S., Infants’ sensitivity to shape changes., Cognitive Development Society Pre-Conference on the Development of Spatial Thinking. 2015.
M. R. Dillon and Spelke, E. S., From spatial symbols to Euclidean intuitions., Biennial Meeting of Cognitive Development Society. 2015.
M. R. Dillon and Spelke, E. S., Connecting core cognition, spatial symbols, and the abstract concepts of formal geometry., in Cognitive Development Society Post-Conference, More on Development, 2015.
M. R. Dillon, Pires, A. C., Hyde, D. C., and Spelke, E. S., Children's expectations about training the approximate number system., British Journal of Developmental Psychology, vol. 33, no. 4, 2015.
M. R. Dillon and Spelke, E. S., From spatial symbols to Euclidean intuitions, Cognitive Development Society (CDS) . Columbus, OH, 2015.
M. R. Dillon, Huang, Y., and Spelke, E. S., Core foundations of abstract geometry, Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 110, no. 35, 2013.