Lauren Aulet

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

I am a sixth year graduate student at Emory University in Stella Lourenco's Spatial Cognition lab. 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), developmental populations (infancy, childhood, and adulthood) and species (human and canine). At Emory, I also collaborate with the labs of Daniel Dilks and Gregory Berns. As an undergraduate, I studied psychology, philosophy, and cognitive science at SUNY Geneseo where I worked with Jeffrey Mounts and Ganie Dehart.

Beginning Summer 2021, I will be a Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University with Drs. Jessica Cantlon and Brad Mahon.