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]
PDFs and code, data, and materials for all my papers are available at my
lab's website. You can also browse on my Google
- 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.