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Celeste Kidd

University of Rochester

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Celeste Kidd’s work investigates the mechanisms that guide young children’s early behavior and learning, with a special focus on attention, curiosity, and decision-making. A key feature of her approach is the combination of behavioral methods and computational modeling, which allows her to rigorously test competing theories by quantifying otherwise unobservable cognitive processes or variables. Celeste Kidd became the director of the Baby Lab in 2014, succeeding the lab’s founder Dick Aslin, after brief visiting researcher positions at Stanford and MIT.