|Name Laura Schulz||Role Professor|
Laura schulz the surprisingly logical minds of babies
Laura E. Schulz is an associate professor of cognitive science in the Brain and Cognitive Sciences department at MIT. She is the Principal Investigator of the Early Childhood Cognition Lab at MIT. She is known for her work on early childhood development of cognition, causal inference, discovery, and learning.
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2018 Picower Institute Spring Symposium: Laura Schulz
Schulz graduated from the University of Michigan in 1992 with a BA in Philosophy, and she went on to achieve a Masters and Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley in 2002 and 2004, respectively. At Berkeley, she closely worked with Alison Gopnik, researching computational models of cognition. In 2005, she joined the faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). There, alongside Pawan Sinha, she runs the new post-baccalaureate Research Scholars Program in Brain and Cognitive Sciences, working to prepare disadvantaged students for graduate school.
She is currently the Principal Investigator of the Early Childhood Cognition Lab at MIT, studying learning in early childhood.
Schulz is the daughter of psychologist Margot Schulz and lawyer Isaac Schulz. She is the oldest of their two children. Her sister, Kathryn Schulz, is a staff writer for The New Yorker. She is married to Sue Kaufman and has four children: Henry Philofsky, M.J. Kaufman, Rachel Philofsky, and Adele Kaufman-Schulz.