23 Annual CogSci Conference -- 2001

Cogsci 2001 Programme

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20th July 2001

Time Wednesday 1st August
8:30a.m.-7:00p.m. REGISTRATION
Foyer, David Hume Tower
9:30a.m.-5:00p.m. Tutorials and Workshops
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5:00pm - 7:00pm Welcome Drinks Reception
Foyer, David Hume Tower
Time Thursday 2nd August
8:30 - 6:00pm REGISTRATION
Foyer, David Hume Tower
9:00a.m. -10:30a.m. PLENARY:
Jon Elster (Columbia, NY)

"Motivated Mental States"

DHT Lecture Theatre A
10:30am - 11:00am COFFEE
David Hume Tower
11:00am - 12:45pm Session I: Invited Symposium:
DHT Lecture Theatre A

Emotion and Cognition

Chair: Keith Stenning


Paul Seabright, Toulouse University

Ziva Kunda, Waterloo University

Drew Westen, Boston University

Session II:

DHT Lecture Theatre B

Session Chair: Peter Cheng

Using Cognitive Models to Guide Instructional Design
Bethany Rittle-Johnson, Kenneth Koedinger

Efficacious Logic Instruction: People are not Irremediably Poor Deductive Reasoners
Kelsey Rinella, Selmer Bringsjord, Yingrui Yang

Toward a Model of Learning Data Representations
Ryan Baker, Albert Corbett, Kenneth Koedinger

Development of Physics Text Corpora for Latent Semantic Analysis
Donald Franceschetti, Ashish Karnavat, Johanna Marineau, Genna McCallie, Brent Olde, Blair Terry
Session III:
Language, Perception and Thought

DHT Lecture Theatre C

Session Chair:
Boicho Kokinov

Motor Representations in Memory and Mental Models
Daniel Richardson, Michael Spivey, Jamie Cheung

The Roles of Body and Mind in Abstract Thought
Lera Boroditsky, Michael Ramscar, Michael Frank

Effects of Linguistic and Perceptual Information on Categorisation in Young Children
Vladimr Sloutsky, Anna Fisher

The Role of Thought and Experience in the Understanding of Spatio-temporal Metaphors
Tracey Alloway, Michael Ramscar, Martin Corely
Session IV:
Language and Context

DHT Faculty Room South

Session Chair: Gary Cottrell

An Integrative Approach to Stroop: Combining a Language Model and a Unified Cognitive Theory
Erik Altmann, Douglas Davidson

Activating Verbs from Typical Agents, Patients, Instruments and Locations via Event Schemas
Ken McRae, Mary Hare, Jeff Elman, Todd Ferretti

Rules for Syntax, Vectors for Semantics
Peter Wiemer-Hastings, Iraide Zipitria

Integrating Distributional, Prosodic and Phonological Information in a Connectionist Model of Language Aquisition
Morten Christiansen, Rick Dale

12:45pm - 2:30pm LUNCH - No Host
International Sub-Committee Meeting - HCRC Seminar Room
2:30pm - 4:10pm Session V:

DHT Lecture Theatre A

Computational Models of Historical Scientific Discoveries

Organisers: Pat Langley, ISLE
Lorenzo Magnani, University of Pavia

Lorenzo Magnani, University of Pavia

Peter Cheng, University of Nottingham

Adrian Gordon, University of Northumbria

Sakir Kocabas, Istanbul Technical University

Derek Sleeman, University of Aberdeen
Session VI:
Reasoning and Problem Solving I

DHT Lecture Theatre B

Session Chair: Lance Rips

On the Evaluation of If p then q Conditionals
Constantinos Hadjichristidis, Rosemary Stevenson, David Over, Steven Sloman, Jonathan Evans, Aidan Feeney

Cognitive Uncertainty in Syllogistic Reasoning: An Alternative Mental Models Theory
Jeremy Qualye, Linden Ball

Structural Determinants of Counterfactual Reasoning
Daniel Yarlett, Michael Ramscar

A Computational Model of Counterfactual Thinking: The Temporal Order Effect
Clare Walsh, Ruth Byrne
Session VII:
Associative Learning

DHT Lecture Theatre C

Session Chair: TBA

Synfire Chains and Catastrophic Interference
Jacques Sougne, Robert French

The Mechanics of Associative Change
Mike Le Pelley, Lan McLaren

A Connectionist Investigation of Linguistic Arguments from the Poverty of the Stimulus: Learning the Unlearnable
John Lewis, Jeff Elman

Generalization in Simple Recurrent Networks
Marius Vilcu, Robert Hadley
Session VIII:
Perception and Recognition

Faculty Room South

Session Chair: Axel Cleermans

Spoken Language Comprehension Improves the Efficiency of Visual Search
Melinda Tyler, Michael Spivey

Visual Statistical Learning In Infants
Natasha Kirkham, Jonathan Slemmer, Scott Johnson

Visual Expertise is a General Skill
Maki Sugimoto, Garrison Cottrell

Modeling Tonality:Applications to Music Cognition
Elaine Chew
4:10pm - 4:40pm TEA
David Hume Tower

Geoff Hinton

Designing Generative Models to Make Perception Easy

David Hume Lecture Theatre A

Sponsored by the Robert J. Glushko and Pamela Samuelson Foundation

Playfair Library, Old College
7:30pm - 9:00pm Poster Session I
Playfair Library, Old College
Time Friday 3rd August
8:00am -9:00am Conference Sub-Committee Meeting - HCRC Seminar Room
8:30 - 6:00pm REGISTRATION
Foyer, David Hume Tower
9:00a.m. -10:30a.m. PLENARY:
Wilfrid Hodges (London)

"Some things a logician would like to know about human reasoning"

DHT Lecture Theatre A
10:30am - 11:00am COFFEE
David Hume Tower
Chair: John Anderson

Pat Langley - ISLE, Stanford

Fernand Gobet - University of Nottingham
"Is Experts' Knowledge Modular?"

Kevin Gluck - Air Force Research Laboratory
"The Right Tool for the Job: Information Processing Analysis in Categorisation"

David Hume Lecture Theatre A
12:45pm - 2:05pm LUNCH - No Host
Board of Govenors Meeting - Call Centre, Buccleuch Place
2:30pm - 4:10pm Session IX:

DHT Lecture Theatre A

When Learning Shapes its own Environment

Organiser: James Hurford, University of Edinburgh

Gerd Gigerenzer, Max Planck Institute

James Hurford, University of Edinburgh

Simon Kirby, University of Edinburgh

Peter Todd, Max Planck Institute

Session X:

DHT Lecture Theatre B

Session Chair: Ellen Bard

Extending the Past-Tense Debate: A Model of the German Plural
Neils Taatgen

The Influence of Semantics on Past-Tense Inflection
Michael Ramscar

Regularity and Irregularity in Inflectionally Complex Language: Evidence from Polish
Agniesszka Ried, William Marslen-Wilson

Activating Verb Semantics from the Regular and Irregular Past Tense
Catherine Longworth, Billi Randall, Lorraine Tyler, William Marslen-Wilson

Session XI:
Reasoning and Problem Solving II

DHT Lecture Theatre C

Session Chair: Richard Catrambone

Addition as Interactive Problem Solving
Hansjoerg Neth, Stephen J. Payne

Adaptive Selection of Problem Solving Strategies
Danilo Fum, Fabio Del Missir

Training for Insight: The case of the Nine-Dot Problem
Trina Kershaw, Stellan Ohlsson

Elementary School Children's Understanding of Experimental Error
Amy Masnick, David Klahr

Session XII:
Agents and Artificial Life

Faculty Room South

Session Chair: Padraic Monaghan

Simulating the Evolution of Modular Neural Systems
John Bullinaria

How Learning can Guide Evolution in Hierarchical Modular Tasks
Janet Wiles, Bradley Tonkes, James Watson

The Origins of Syllable Systems: An Operational Model
Pierre-yves Oudeyer

Modelling Cognition with Software Agents
Stan Franklin, Art Graesser

4:10pm - 4:40pm TEA
David Hume Tower
4:40pm - 5:55pm Session XIII:
Theory Based Categorisation

DHT Lecture Theatre A

Session Chair: TBA

Theory-based Reasoning in Clinical Psychologists
Nancy Kim, Woo-kyoung Ahn

Conceptual Combination as Theory Formation
Dietmar Janetzko

How is Abstract, Generative Knowledge Acquired?
Timothy Nokes, Stellan Ohlsson

Session XIV:

DHT Lecture Theatre B

Session Chair: TBA

The Strategic Use of Memory for Frequency and Recency in Search Control
Andrew Howes, Stephen J. Payne

Modelling an Opportunistic Strategy for Information Navigation
Craig Miller, Roger Remington

Context Affects Risky Choice
Neil Stewart, Nick Chater, Henry Stott

Session XV:

DHT Lecture Theatre C

Session Chair: Michiel van Lambalgen

Representation: Where Philosophy Goes when it Dies
Peter Slezak

How Primative is Self Conciousness? Autonomous Non-Conceptual Content and Immunity to Error through Misidentification
Roblin Meeks

Inferences About Person Identity
Sergy Blok, George Newman, Jennifer Behr, Lance Rips

Session XVI:
Theories of Mind

Faculty Room South

Session Chair: TBA

Distributed Cognition in Apes
Christine Johnson, Tasha Oswald

Metarepresentation in Psychology, Philosophy and Primate Cognition
Sam Scott

Emotional Impact on Logic Deficits May Underlie Psychotic Delusions in Schizophrenia
Lilianne Mujica-Parodi, Tsafrir Greenberg, Robert Bilder, Dolores Malaspina

6:00pm - 7:30pm Poster Session II
Playfair Library, Old College
8:00pm - 1:00am Conference Dinner
8:00pm Drinks Reception and Announcement of 2002 Rumelhart Prize Winner
8:30pm Dinner 10:00pm Ceilidh (TBC)

Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Road
Time Saturday 4th August
8:00am - 9:00am Journal Sub-Committee Meeting- HCRC Seminar Room
9:00a.m. -10:30a.m. PLENARY:
Dan Sperber (CNRS, Paris)

"Mind, Modularity and Culture"

David Hume Lecture Theatre A
10:30am - 11:00am COFFEE
David Hume Tower
11:00am - 12:45pm Session XVII:
Invited Symposium:
DHT Lecture Theatre A

Representation and Modularity


Annette Karmiloff-Smith, Institute of Child Health, London

Lawrence Hirschfeld, University of Michigan

Dylan Evans, Department of Philosopy, Kings College London
Session XVIII:
Memory and Language

DHT Lecture Theatre B

Session Chair: Steven Sloman

An Influence of Spatial language on Recognition Memory for Spatial Scenes
Michele Feist, Dedre Gentner

The Influence of Casual Interpretation on Memory for System States
Wolfgang Schoppek

Comprehension of Action Sequences: The Case of Paper, Sissors, Rock
Patric Bach, Guenter Knoblich, Angela D. Friederici, Wolfgang Prinz

Semantic Effect on Episodic Associations
Yaron Silberman, Risto Miikkulainen, Shlomo Bentin
Session XIX:
Collaboration and Coreference

DHT Lecture Theatre C

Session Chair: TBA

Interactive models of Collaborative Communication
Michael Matessa

The Emergence of Effects of Collaboration in a Simple Discovery Task
Kazuhisa Miwa

Constraints on Linguistic Coreference: Structural vs. Pragmatic Factors
Frank Keller, Ash Asudeh

Dissecting Common Ground: Examining an Instance of Reference Repair
Timothy Koschmann, Curtis LeBaron, Charles Goodwin, Paul Feltovich
Session XX:
Categorisation and Perception

Faculty Room South

Session Chair: TBA

That's odd! How Scientists Respond to Anomalous Data
Susan Trickett, Gregory Trafton, Christian Schunn, Anthony Harrison

Imagery, Context Availability, Contextual Constraint and Abstractness
Katja Wiemer-Hastings, Jan Krug, Xu Xu

A Model of Perceptual Change by Domain Integration
Gert Westermann

Understanding Recognition from the Use of Visual Information
Phillipe Schyns, Lizann Bonnar, Frederic Gosslein

12:45pm - 2:30pm LUNCH- No Host
Business Meeting - DHT Faculty Room South
2:30pm - 4:10pm Session XXI :

DHT Lecture Theatre A

The Interaction of Explicit and Implicit Learning

Organisers: Ron Sun, University of Missouri-Columbia
Robert Matthews, Louisiana State University

Axel Cleermans,

Zoltan Dienes,

Robert Matthews, Louisiana State University

Ron Sun, University of Missouri-Columbia
Session XXII:

DHT Lecture Theatre B

Session Chair: Peter Weimer-Hastings

The Emergence of Words
Terry Regier, Bryce Corrigan, Rachael Cabasaan, Amanda Woodward, Michael Gasser, Linda Smith

On Choosing the Parse with the Scene: The Role of Visual Context and Verb Bias in Ambiguity Resolution
Jesse Snedeker, Kristen Thorpe, John Trueswell

Do Perceptual Complexity and Object Familiarity Matter for Novel Word Extension?
Catherine Sandhofer, Linda Smith

Modality Preference and its Change in the Course of Development
Amanda Napolitano, Vladimir Sloutsky, Sarah Boysen
Session XXIII:
Concept Learning I

DHT Lecture Theatre C

Session Chair: TBA

The Rational Basis of Representativeness
Joshua Tenenbaum, Thomas Griffiths

On the Normativity of Failing to Recall Valid Advice
David Noelle

Randomness and Coincidences:Reconciling Intuition and Probability Theory
Thomas Griffiths, Joshua Tenenbaum

Cascade Explains and Informs the Utility of Fading Examples to Problems
Randolph Jones, Eric Fleischmann
Session XXVI:

Faculty Room South

Session Chair: Dedre Gentner

Similarity Processing depends on the Similarities Present
Mark Keane, Deirdre Hackett, Jodi Davenport

Reference-point Reasoning and Comparison Asymmmetries
Brain Bowdle, Douglas Medin

Episode Blending as a Result of Analogical Problem Solving
Boicho Kokinov, Neda Zareva-Toncheva

Working-memory Modularity in Analogical Reasoning
Robert Morrison, Keith Holyoak, Bao Truong
4:10pm - 4:40pm TEA
4:40pm - 6:20pm Session XXV :

DHT Lecture Theatre A

The Cognitive Basis of Science:The View from Science

Organiser: Nancy Nersessian, Georgia Tech

Stephen Stich, Rutgers University

Ronald N. Giere, University of Minnesota

Nancy J. Nersessian, Georgia Tech

Dedre Gentner, Northwestern University

Session XXVI:
The Lexicon

DHT Lecture Theatre B

Session Chair: Terry Regier

For Better or Worse: Modelling Effects of Semantic Ambiguity
Jennifer Rodd, Gareth Gaskell, William Marslen-Wilson

Testing the Distributional Hypothesis: The Influence of Context on Judgemens of Semantic Similarity
Scott McDonald, Michael Ramscar

Graded Lexical Activation by Pseudowords in Cross-Modal Semantic Priming: Spreading of Activation, Backward Priming or Repair?
Jens Bölte

Real World Constraints on the Mental Lexicon: Assimilation, the Speech Lexicon and the Information Structure of Spanish Words
Monica Tamariz, Richard Shillcock
Session XXVII:
Concept Learning II

DHT Lecture Theatre C

Session Chair: TBA

A Knowledge Reasonance (KRES) Model of Category Learning
Bob Rehder, Gregory Murphy

Reversing Category Exclusives in Infant Perceptual Categorisation: Simulations and Data
Robert French, Martial Mermillod, Paul Quinn, Denis Mareschal

Self-Organising Networks for Classification Learning from Normal and Aphasic Speech
Sheila Garfield, Mark Elshaw, Stefan Wermter

The Interaction of Explict and Implicit: An Intergrated Model
Ron Sun, Paul Slusarz
6:20pm FINISH

Beannachd Leibh

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