Hi there, I'm Adani!



I’m currently a master’s student in Psychology at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and a Visiting Research Scholar in the Bonawitz CoCoDev Lab at Harvard University.

Broadly speaking, I’m interested in children’s minds, particularly the processes and (cognitive) mechanisms by which they seek and construct an understanding of the world in interaction with other people! Here is a (more) complete list of my past and current projects.

In a past life, I spent way too many hours playing video games. Nowadays, I like to hike, play chess (poorly), and dabble in small webdesign / data viz / misc coding projects. I’m also always looking to learn more about philosophy, science communication, and (data) journalism! If you share any of these interests, please don’t hesitate to reach out!


Apr 20, 2023 I’ll be starting my Ph.D. in Psychology at Stanford University this Fall, joining the wonderful Social Learning Lab led by Prof. Hyo Gweon! :)
Apr 19, 2023 I’ll be attending the Computational Cognitive Models of Learning and Development Workshop at Harvard University between May 15–19!
Feb 23, 2023 I have arrived in Boston, MA; in the coming months, I will be writing my master’s thesis with the Bonawitz CoCoDev Lab at Harvard University! :) If you’re in the area and up for a chat, feel free to reach out!
Jan 4, 2023 I’m attending my first in-person conference, the Budapest CEU Conference on Cognitive Development (BCCCD)! I will be giving a poster presentation there; you can view the poster here.
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!