Dan Yurovsky

I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychology at Stanford University working with Mike Frank. I am interested in how children’s rapid language acquisition emerges from the interaction of their learning mechanisms and the structure of their learning environments. My work combines behavioral and computational analysis of infants’, children’s, and adults’ learning mechanisms with corpus analyses of the language children hear and the world they see.

Previously, I was a graduate student at Indiana University, where I was advised by Chen Yu and Linda Smith. I also spent some time in Japan, working with Shohei Hidaka on some statistical tools for analyzing eye-tracking data.

I am an active contributor to Wordbank, an open repository for developmental vocabulary data. I’ve also helped to develop some R packages you might find useful. Check out langcog and wordbankr. Contact me at yurovsky at stanford dot edu.

News: I will be moving to the University of Chicago in July, where I will be directing the Communication and Learning Lab.