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Early concepts of intimacy: Young humans use saliva sharing to infer close relationships. Science 375, 311 - 315 (2022).
AGENT: A Benchmark for Core Psychological Reasoning. Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Machine Learning (2021).
The ability to predict actions of others from distributed cues is still developing in children. PsyArXiv Preprints (2020). doi:10.31234/osf.io/pu3tf Action_prediction_in_children.pdf (427.84 KB)
The fine structure of surprise in intuitive physics: when, why, and how much?. Proceedings of the 42th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society - Developing a Mind: Learning in Humans, Animals, and Machines, CogSci 2020, virtual, July 29 - August 1, 2020 ( ) (2020). at <https://cogsci.mindmodeling.org/2020/papers/0761/index.html>
Infants represent 'like-kin' affiliation . Budapest Conference on Cognitive Development (2020).
Infants’ sensitivity to shape changes in 2D visual forms. Infancy 25, 618 - 639 (2020).
Learning from multiple informants: Children’s response to epistemic bases for consensus judgments. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology 192, 104759 (2020).
Online Developmental Science to Foster Innovation, Access, and Impact. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 24, 675 - 678 (2020).
Draping an Elephant: Uncovering Children's Reasoning About Cloth-Covered Objects. Cognitive Science Society (2019). at <https://mindmodeling.org/cogsci2019/papers/0506/index.html> Draping an Elephant: Uncovering Children's Reasoning About Cloth-Covered Objects.pdf (2.62 MB)
Hard choices: Children’s understanding of the cost of action selection. . Cognitive Science Society (2019). phk_cogsci_2019_final.pdf (276.14 KB)
Language, gesture, and judgment: Children’s paths to abstract geometry. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology 177, 70 - 85 (2019).
Modeling Expectation Violation in Intuitive Physics with Coarse Probabilistic Object Representations. 33rd Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS 2019) (2019). at <http: //physadept.csail.mit.edu/> ADEPT_NeurIPS.pdf (11.07 MB)
Origins of the concepts cause, cost, and goal in prereaching infants. Cognitive Development Society (2019). liu_etal_lumi_cds2019_final.pdf (22.95 MB)
Origins of the concepts cause, cost, and goal in prereaching infants. PNAS (2019). doi:https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1904410116 Author's last draft (2.58 MB)
At 4.5 but not 5.5 years, children favor kin when the stakes are moderately high. PLOS ONE 13, (2018).
From Map Reading to Geometric Intuitions. Developmental Psychology (2018). doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/dev0000509
The statistical shape of geometric reasoning. Scientific Reports 8, (2018).
Third-Party Preferences for Imitators in Preverbal Infants. Open Mind 2, 61 - 71 (2018).
The cradle of social knowledge: Infants' reasoning about caregiving and affiliation. Cognition 159, 102-116 (2017).
Critical Cues in Early Physical Reasoning. SRCD (2017).
Five-month-old infants attend to responsive caregivers. Cognitive Development Society (CDS) (2017). at <https://cogdevsoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/CDS2017AbstractBook.pdf>
Four-year-old children favor kin when the stakes are higher. Cognitive Development Society (CDS) (2017). at <https://cogdevsoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/CDS2017AbstractBook.pdf>
Mind Games: Game Engines as an Architecture for Intuitive Physics. Trends in Cognitive Science 21, 649 - 665 (2017). Preprint submitted to Trends in Cognitive Science (17.64 MB)
Six-month-old infants expect agents to minimize the cost of their actions. Cognition 160, 35-42 (2017).
Spatial cognition across development. SRCD (2017).