A central question in cognitive science is how we are able to convert the data we encounter in day-to-day experience into sensible and useful representations of the world around us. Recently, a consensus has been emerging that abductive (or explanatory) reasoningcausal thinking, and intuitive theories play critical, and mutually supporting, roles in this process. Below you can learn about some projects that my collaborators and I have been working on, looking at these three areas of inquiry:

Abductive inference

Representing and acquiring causal knowledge

Intuitive theories and explanation