Yichen Li

Yichen Li

Graduate Student

I am interested in using methods from cognitive science, neuroscience, and computational modeling to understand the mechanisms behind common-sense reasoning, the underlying representations of abstract concepts, and the operations that build our compositional thoughts. My current project is to study what object representations people use for understanding intuitive physics.


  • Intuitive Physics
  • Object Representations
  • Program Induction
  • Compositional Thinking


  • BA in Mathematics, Computer Science, 2020

    New York University

  • PhD in Cognitive Science, 2025

    Harvard University