Paper accepted that outlines an instance based approach to understand appreciation of serial structure in language
Johns, B. T., Jamieson, R. K., Crump, M. J. C., Jones, M. N., & Mewhort, D. J. K. (in press). Production without rules: Using an instance memory model to exploit structure in natural language. Journal of Memory and Language
Paper accepted that outlines a computational approach to understand the repetition decrement effect in recognition memory
Collins, R. N., Milliken, B., & Jamieson, R. K. (in press). MINERVA-DE: An instance model of the deficient processing theory. Journal of Memory and Language
Proceedings paper accepted to the annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society
Chrissy Chubala, former PhD in the lab, was awarded Best Paper of 2019 in the Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology
Chrissy Chubala, former PhD in the lab and now a Research Scientist for Defence Canada in Halifax, is featured in the CPA newsletter on how training in psychology prepares people for cool positions outside of academics: https://cpa.ca/psychologymonth/#Chubala
Matt won third place in the NEXUS Data Science Program’s data challenge
Welcome and bon voyage to Matt Crump who spent a month with the lab to do some thinking about and turning over of ideas
Welcome also to John Vokey and Sam Hannah who visited for a week to push the month past fun discussion into intellectual detonation
Johns, B. T., & Jamieson, R. K. (in press). The influence of time and place on lexical behavior: A distributional analysis. Behavior Research Methods
Presentations at CSBBCS 2019 in Waterloo
Smith, B., & Jamieson, R. K. (2019). What colour is under? Modelling the ebb and flow of associative learning. Paper delivered at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
Spear, J., & Jamieson, R. K. (2019). Defining distinctiveness: A computational and experimental analysis. Poster delivered at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
Congratulations to Brad for earning NSERC funding to pursue his PhD
Matt teaches another R/RStudio workshop for the department
Welcome to Matt Slusky and Anna Polyvyanna who joined the lab as research assistants
Randy gives a talk on the instance theory of semantics at the satellite meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology
Welcome to Professor John Vokey who will visit the lab this month to work on problems related to learning and structure
Welcome to Jackie Spear who joins the lab as a Masters student in the lab
Also welcome to Lisa Tarnowski and Chelsea Matsumoto who will both pursue their Honours degree in the lab
Not from our lab, but check out the materials from the Open Science Workshop held at CSBBCS 2018 in Newfoundland: https://osf.io/ghz48/
Congratulations to Matt for successfully defending his MA thesis titled "The mathematics of clinical diagnosis: Cognitively-inspired computational psychiatry"
Matt will be featured on a Winnipeg airport pillar
New paper published on an instance model of semantics in the journal Computational Brain and Behaviour
Matt wins the Peter Graf Award for best poster from the Brain and Cognitive Science section of the Canadian Psychological Association for the work on his language classification system
Matt is featured in UMToday again for his work developing a semantic classification technique for identifying mental health from free-form written essays
Congratulations to Brad for winning an NSERC Masters scholarship
Congratulations to Matt for winning an NSERC Doctoral scholarship
Paper accepted to the Cognitive Science Society meeting this year in Madison, Wisconsin
Matt makes it into the finals for the three minute thesis competition (link)
Randy presents the cognitive search engine at the 2018 Philadelphia meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association
Our course, Thinking (PSYC3390), was named a UM Cool Course in the 2016 MacLean's rankings
A paper accepted for publication at Animal Cognition with John Vokey, Jason Tangen, Rachel Searston, and Scott Allen. The paper re-presents a visual familiarity account of evidence for orthographic processing in baboons in relation to new work with pigeons.
Congratulations to Brad for presenting two posters at the Society for Computers in Psychology meeting. One poster documented type 1 error inflation associated with use of a median-split statistical analysis. The other presented a robot that he built that learns using MINERVA AL as the underlying engine
Welcome to Brad Smith, a new Masters student in the lab, who will be working on the MINERVA AL theory of associative learning
Robert Collins from McMaster presented work on a computational account of recognition memory that has emerged from our interactions in the the multi-university international student training network
Collins, R. N., Milliken, B., Jamieson, R. K. (2017, September). An associative learning model of the spacing effect in recognition. Poster delivered at the European Society of Cognitive Psychology, Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany.
Congratulations to Chrissy for being part of a team (lead by Doug Williams) at University of Winnipeg to win the 2017 Best Paper Award for their contribution titled "Intertrial unconditioned stimuli differentially impact trace conditioning" in the journal Learning and Behavior
Congratulations to Dr. Chrissy M. Chubala for defending her PhD thesis titled "Scaling function learning from individuals to groups"
Congratulations to Rory who has accepted an offer to attend business school at University of Alberta
A big congratulations to Dr. Evan T. Curtis for successfully defending his PhD thesis, "Reinterpreting selective impairments in memory: Computational and empirical simulations of dissociations in amnesia"
December 2016: Robert Collins visits from the Milliken laboratory at McMaster University to begin work on a computational analysis of data on memory costs following on attentional processing of a twice presented stimulus
December 2016: Mikayla is featured in the UM Today
May 2016: Alexa had an article published in The Conversation about her work on psycho-economic factors underlying asthma and health
April 2016: Congratulations to Michelle who has her 8 lb 6 oz neural network fully up and running
April 2016: Congratulations to Matt for winning an NSERC CGS-M award to pursue a Master's degree in cognitive science
March 2016: Chrissy has a paper accepted on timing and associative learning. The work was conducted with Doug Williams at University of Winnipeg. Congratulations Chrissy
March, 2016: Congratulations to Mikayla who has been selected as one of 24 students to attend the York University Centre for Vision Research visual cognition summer school
February, 2016: Evan has a paper accepted using eye-tracking to measure and assess mental arithmetic. The work was conducted with Jo-anne LeFevre at Carleton University in Ottawa.
February, 2016: Evan has accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Psychology at Booth University College. Congratulations Evan!
January, 2016: Another paper (this one empirical) on the production effect accepted at the Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology. Congratulations to David Cormack in particular who helped on the project
December, 2015: Paper on a computational account of the production effect accepted at the Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology
October, 2015: Congratulations to Chrissy for publishing a paper at Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology on Implicit learning of semantic structure
June, 2015: Congratulations to Matt Cook for winning a best undergraduate presentation award from the Social/Personality section of the Canadian Psychological Association for his work with Dr. Katherine Starzyk in the Social Justice Laboratory
April, 2015: Congratulations to Andrew Gabel and Adam Hawkeye for completing their Honours theses. Double congratulations to Andrew who will move onto graduate school at Memorial University in Newfoundland
September, 2014: Welcome to Andrew Gabel and Adam Hawkeye, both of whom will complete their honours theses in the lab this year
July, 2014: Evan Curtis, Chrissy Chubala, and Michelle Crease presented work at the Toronto meeting of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science. Evan presented simulations related to amnesia. Chrissy presented a technique for studying distributed cognition. Michelle presented data on the interplay between prospective and retrospective memory.