Kyle MacDonald

Postdoctoral Researcher
University of California, Los Angeles
Email: kemacdonald at ucla dot edu
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I am a Postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Communication at the University of California, Los Angeles where I work with Anne S. Warlaumont in the Emergence of Communication Lab. I did my PhD work at Stanford where I worked with Michael Frank in the Language and Cognition Lab.

My research aims to understand what makes children such flexible and powerful learners, especially in the domain of early language acquisition. Some specific questions of interest include:

To answer these questions, I use a combination of approaches including eye-tracking, web-based experiments, computational models, and analyses of large-scale naturalistic datasets. Here are some representative papers:

All of my experiments, data, and analysis code are available on my github and OSF pages. And I have contributed to several software development and research projects that promote open and reproducible science: