Lauren Aulet

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drawing courtesy of @mcxfrank from Cog Sci 2019 (Montreal)

Most broadly, I am interested in how it is that we parse our visual experience into coherent, meaningful entities. Primarily, my work examines how we perceive and represent numerical magnitude (how can we tell how many objects are present in a scene?), as well as non-numerical magnitudes (e.g., size, brightness, duration, distance, etc.). In this work, I incorporate multiple techniques (psychophysics and functional imaging) and developmental populations (infancy, childhood, and adulthood).

As of July 2021, I am a Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University with Drs. Jessica Cantlon and Brad Mahon, using behavioral, neural, and developmental methods to understand how humans represent numerical concepts. Prior to this, I was a graduate student at Emory University in Stella Lourenco's Spatial Cognition lab. At Emory, I also collaborated with the labs of Daniel Dilks and Gregory Berns.