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My research focuses on the relationship between conscious and unconscious processes in the mind. More specifically, I apply methods from developmental psychology, philosophy, and evolutionary biology to study the nature of the information that is consciously accessible to us; the interplay between our conscious experience and implicit theories; and various mental processes and representations that only exist at an unconscious level. I have been particularly interested in how the study of these topics might help to explain how we understand choice and intentionality. Specifically, does our understanding of choice arise primarily from first-person conscious experience or an implicit third-person theory? How, and when, is choice consciously experienced? What is the nature of the implicit theories that we use to understand when somebody has chosen freely or has exercised their agency (and how does this figure in to related judgments about causality and morality)? Another line of study, which takes a more computational approach, has focused on a much broader question: What function does consciousness serve, and why might we evolve two systems of reasoning rather than one in the first place?