Strong lab presence at 2018 Math Psych and Cog Sci conferences!

July 29 2018
Keywords: CogSci,MathPsych,Conferences,presentations

MathPsych/ICCM 2018

From July 21-24, the 51st Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology was jointly held with the 16th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling in the wonderfully scenic UW – Madison Memorial Terrace.

During the first afternoon of talks, Jeff presented his work on a noisy censored random walk model of memory retrieval that accounts for fluency data with perseverations. alt text

Early on the second day, Xian described his work on modelling category generation and learning data with contrast based models. alt text

Special shoutout goes to our lab head Joe, who was one of the organizers of this conference, without whom the conference would not have been the success that it was.

CogSci 2018

The 40th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society was held in the larger (but no less picturesque) Monona Terrace from July 25-28.

On the final day of talks, Joe presented his work with Nicole on how human performance in a constrained semantic memory task can be explained with a simple random walk model. alt text

With an impressive closure of this conference, the final poster session featured recent work by our undergraduate lab members!

Kendra succinctly demonstrated evidence against a bilingual advantage in the domain of creativity. alt text

In a particularly attention-grabbing poster, Jackie illustrated how she modeled attributes and relations in emojis within a Bayesian generalization framework.alt text

Thank you to all who attended, presented, and volunteered for these events!


The Austerweil Lab thanks its previous and current funders.