Michael C. Frank
Research Interests [PDF]
How do we learn to communicate using language? I study children's language learning and how it interacts with their developing understanding of the social world. I use behavioral experiments, computational tools, and novel measurement methods like large-scale web-based studies, eye-tracking, and head-mounted cameras.
Curriculum Vitae [PDF]
- Psych 60 - Intro to Developmental Psych - Spring 10-11, Fall 11-12, Fall 12-13, Spring 13-14, Fall 14-15
- Psych 254 - Lab in Experimental Methods - Winter 11-12, Winter 12-13, Winter 14-15
- Seminars: Models of Language Acquisition (Winter 10-11), Context Dependence (Spring 11-12), Origins of Communication (Fall 12-13), Experimental Pragmatics (Winter 14-15)
- Frank, M. C., & Goodman, N. D. (2014). Inferring word meanings by assuming that speakers are informative. Cognitive Psychology, 75, 80-96.
- Frank, M. C. & Goodman, N. D. (2012). Predicting pragmatic reasoning in language games. Science, 336, 998.
- Frank, M. C., Vul, E., & Saxe, R. (2012). Measuring the development of social attention using free-viewing. Infancy, 17, 355-375.
- Frank, M. C., & Barner, D. (2011). Representing exact number visually using mental abacus. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 141, 134-149.
- Frank, M. C., Goodman, N. D., & Tenenbaum, J. B. (2009). Using
speakers’ referential intentions to model early
word learning. Psychological
Science, 20, 579-585.
(Exhaustive list of publications available through the Language and Cognition Lab.)