Hi there, I'm Adani!

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Informal Bio



adaniabutto[at]gmail[dot]com

I’m currently a master’s student in Psychology and Learning Sciences at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU Munich).

I’m interested in how children seek and build knowledge about the world, and what role curiosity, question-asking, and playful exploration play in these processes.

I currently work on these questions in the lab of Prof. Beate Sodian, investigating children’s development in scientific reasoning and epistemic understanding around preschool and elementary school age.

My goal is to draw on research to find ways of providing children with positive early learning experiences, especially to foster their wonder and early scientific literacy.

In my free time, I sometimes blog and dabble in small webdesign / data viz / miscellaneous coding projects. I always enjoy exchanging ideas and thoughts with others, so please don’t hesitate to reach out!

News

Sep 29, 2022 I’ve compiled a list of links to helpful resources for the Ph.D. application process written by kind faculty and Ph.D. students; see here. Best of luck to everyone applying!
Sep 9, 2022 I attended the International Interdisciplinary Computational Cognitive Science Summer School (IICCSSS) in Tübingen!
Aug 1, 2022 I have started my new position as student research assistant and lab manager with Drs. Beate Sodian & Özgün Köksal in the EXPLORE project!
May 16, 2022 I have been selected to join the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) as a fellow and merit scholarship grantee!