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Goodman, Noah

Noah Goodman is Assistant Professor of Cognitive Psychology and Assistant Professor (by courtesy) of Linguistics and Computer Science at Stanford University. He currently directs the Computation & Cognition Lab (CoCoLab) at Stanford.

His research focuses on :

  • Computational models of cognition, integrating logic and probability. 
  • Concepts, categorization, and intuitive theories. 
  • Causal learning and reasoning. 
  • Social cognition: reasoning about others' goals, beliefs, and actions. 
  • Cognitive development, especially the acquisition of abstract knowledge. 
  • Natural language semantics and pragmatics. 
  • Probabilistic programming languages.