Dr. Jonathan F. Kominsky
Previous Postdoctoral Researcher at CoCoDev
Jonathan was a postdoctoral research fellow in the CoCoDev Lab from 2019 to 2022. He studies how the human mind understands cause and effect: How we extract causal information from the world, how we represent information about causal events and causal systems, how we use causal information in our reasoning, and how all of these abilities emerge and change over the lifespan. Jonathan received his Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Yale University working with Frank Keil, Josh Knobe, and Brian Scholl. Before joining CoCoDev Lab, Jonathan was an NIH NRSA postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard Lab for Developmental Studies working with Susan Carey where he studied the origins of causal representations in infancy. He also created PyHab, the first open-source real time infant gaze-coding and stimulus presentation software.