shari liu_

About

shari

I am a graduate student at the Lab For Developmental Studies at Harvard. Before that, I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology from Dartmouth College. I study action understanding and action planning—how we infer hidden variables like goals and beliefs from sparse observations of others' actions, and how we as agents integrate these signals when planning our own actions—through studies of infants and young children. My research is funded by the Center for Brains, Minds and Machines and the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

A recent CV can be found here.

Loook, a Shiny app I built for working with looking time data, can be found here.

Harvard Lab for Developmental Studies Center for Brains Minds and Machines National Science Foundation

Research

My current work asks questions like:

Publications

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Liu, S., Gonzalez, G.*, & Warneken, F. (Forthcoming). Worth the wait: Children trade off delay and reward in self- and other-benefiting decisions. Developmental Science. [osf]

 

Liu, S., Ullman, T. D., Tenenbaum, J. B., & Spelke, E. S. (2017). Ten-month-old infants infer the value of goals from the costs of actions. Science, 358(6366), 1038-1041. [pdf] [supplement] [osf

Liu, S., Ullman, T. D., Tenenbaum, J. B., & Spelke, E. S. (2017). What's worth the effort: Ten-month-old infants infer the value of goals from the costs of actions. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. [working paper]

Liu, S., & Spelke, E. S. (2017). Six-month-old infants expect agents to minimize the cost of their actions. Cognition, 160, 35-42. [pdf] [osf]

Parkinson, C., Liu, S., & Wheatley, T. (2014). A common cortical metric for spatial, temporal, and social distance. The Journal of Neuroscience, 34(5), 1979-1987. [pdf

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