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Humans live in complex physical and social worlds. Nevertheless, under typical conditions, we interact with objects and people seamlessly. We make sense of the complexity that surrounds us and we engage in the appropriate interactions.


How do we do this? What makes humans so savvy when reasoning about the physical environment and our interpersonal relationships? What are the origins of this knowledge? And how does it change over development and across context?

Members of the Lourenco Lab are united by their goal of understanding human development. To this end, we implement a variety of methodological approaches to study the big question of how thinking develops and more specific questions related to spatial cognition, numeracy, gender differences, anxiety, and stereotypes.

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