Refereed Journal Articles

Lombrozo, T. & Liquin, E. G. (2023). Explanation is effective because it is selective. Current Directions in Psychological Science. [pdf]

Lewry, C., Gorucu, S., Liquin, E. G., & Lombrozo, T. (2023). Minimally counterintuitive stimuli trigger greater curiosity than merely improbable stimuli. Cognition, 230, 105286. [pdf] / [preprint]

Hart, Y., Kosoy, E., Liquin, E. G., Leonard, J. A., Mackey, A. P., & Gopnik, A. (2022). The development of creative search strategies. Cognition, 225, 105102. [pdf] / [preprint]

Liquin, E. G. & Lombrozo, T. (2022). Motivated to learn: An account of explanatory satisfaction. Cognitive Psychology, 132, 101453. [pdf]

Liquin, E. G. & Gopnik, A. (2022). Children are more exploratory and learn more than adults in an approach-avoid task. Cognition, 218, 104940. [pdf] / [preprint]

Liquin, E. G., Metz, S. E., & Lombrozo, T. (2020). Science demands explanation, religion tolerates mystery. Cognition, 204, 104398. [pdf]

Liquin, E. G., & Lombrozo, T. (2020). Explanation-seeking curiosity in childhood. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 35, 14-20. [pdf]

Liquin, E. G., & Lombrozo, T. (2020). A functional approach to explanation-seeking curiosity. Cognitive Psychology, 119, 101276. [pdf]

Liquin, E. G. & Lombrozo, T. (2018). Structure-function fit underlies the evaluation of teleological explanations. Cognitive Psychology, 107, 22-43. [pdf]


Refereed Conference Proceedings

Liquin, E. G., Luzuriaga, N., & Gureckis, T. M. (2023). Teaching and learning through pedagogical environment design. In M. Goldwater, F. Anggoro, B. Hayes, & D. Ong (Eds.) Proceedings of the 45th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Cognitive Science Society. [pdf]

Liquin, E. G. & Gureckis, T. M. (2022). Where questions come from: Reusing old questions in new situations. In J. Culbertson, A. Perfors, H. Rabagliati, & V. Ramenzoni (Eds.) Proceedings of the 44th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Cognitive Science Society. [pdf]

Liquin, E. G., Callaway, F., & Lombrozo, T. (2021). Developmental change in what elicits curiosity. In T. Fitch, C. Lamm, H. Leder, & K. TeƟmar-Raible (Eds.), Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pp. 1360-1366). Cognitive Science Society. [pdf]

Liquin, E. G., Callaway, F. & Lombrozo, T. (2020). Quantifying curiosity: A formal approach to dissociating causes of curiosity. In S. Denison., M. Mack, Y. Xu, & B. C. Armstrong (Eds.), Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 309-315). Cognitive Science Society. [pdf]

Liquin, E. G. & Lombrozo, T. (2019). Inquiry, theory-formation, and the phenomenology of explanation. In A. K. Goel, C. M. Seifert, & C. Freksa (Eds.), Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 664-670). Cognitive Science Society. [pdf]

Liquin, E. G. & Lombrozo, T. (2018). Determinants and consequences of the need for explanation. In T. T. Rogers, M. Rau, X. Zhu, & C. W. Kalish (Eds.), Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 696-701). Cognitive Science Society. [pdf]

Liquin, E. G., Metz, S. E., & Lombrozo, T. (2018). Explanation and its limits: Mystery and the need for explanation in science and religion. In T. T. Rogers, M. Rau, X. Zhu, & C. W. Kalish (Eds.), Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2065-2070). Cognitive Science Society. [pdf]

Liquin, E. G. & Lombrozo, T. (2017). Explain, explore, exploit: Effects of explanation on information search. In G. Gunzelmann, A. Howes, T. Tenbrink, & E. J. Davelaar (Eds.), Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2598-2603). Cognitive Science Society. [pdf]