Detailed Schedule – Fri

Friday July 28

(Note: final speaker of each regular session is chair of that session.)

Morning Session 1 (8:30am – 10:00am)

King Suite Keynote
9:00-10:00am Principles of Brain Circuit Architectures, from Percept to Concept Richard Granger
Coffee Break (10:00-10:30am)

Morning Session 2 (10:30am – 12:10pm)

Track 1: King Suite Rumelhart Prize Symposium



Rumelhart Prize Symposium in honor of Lila R. Gleitman: Finding structure and meaning in language acquisition


Barbara Landau, Elissa Newport, John Trueswell, Cindy Fisher

Track 2:

Hilton 1-3

Perceptual Learning
10:30-10:50am A computational decomposition of task-irrelevant perceptual learning Angelo Pirrone, Tom Stafford
10:50-11:10am Non-syntactic Processing Explains Cortical Entrainment During Speech Perception Stefan Frank, Jin-Biao Yang
11:10-11:30am Sequential Effects in the Garner Tasks Deborah Lin, Daniel Little
11:30-11:50am Narrowing of the Cone-of-Direct Gaze Through Reinforcement Learning Sam Blakeman, Denis Mareschal


Watching Non-Corresponding Gestures Helps Learners with High Visuospatial Ability to Learn about Movements with Dynamic Visualizations: An fNIRS Study Birgit Brucker, Björn de Koning, Ann-Christine Ehlis, David Rosenbaum, Peter Gerjets
Track 3:

Hilton 4-6

Collaborative Cognition
10:30-10:50am Synchronization Assessment for Collective Behavior Maurici A. López-Felip, Tehran J. Davis, Till D. Frank
10:50-11:10am Examining Multiscale Movement Coordination in Collaborative

Problem Solving

Travis J. Wiltshire, Sune Vork Steffensen
11:10-11:30am Selective Information Sampling and the In-Group Heterogeneity Effect Elizaveta Konovalova, Gael Le Mens
11:30-11:50am Leveraging Response Consistency within Individuals to Improve

Group Accuracy for Rank-Ordering Problems

Brent Miller, Mark Steyvers
11:50-12:10pm Preschoolers appropriately allocate roles based on relative ability in a cooperative interaction Rachel Magid, Mary DePascale, Laura Schulz
Track 4:

Hilton 7-12

Logical Reasoning
10:30-10:50am The elusive odness of or-introduction Nicole Cruz, David Over, Mike Oaksford
10:50-11:10am A Two-Step Signal Detection Model of Belief Bias Rachel Stephens, John Dunn, Brett Hayes
11:10-11:30am Modeling the Ellsberg Paradox by Argument Strength Niki Pfeifer, Hanna Pankka
11:30-11:50am A Computational Logic Approach to Human Syllogistic Reasoning Ana Oliveira da Costa, Emmanuelle-Anna Dietz Saldanha, Steffen Hölldobler, Marco Ragni


The Semantics and Pragmatics of Logical Connectives: Adults’

and Children’s Interpretations of And and Or in a Guessing Game


Masoud Jasbi, Michael Frank

Track 5:

Hilton 13-16

Causal Cognition 2
10:30-10:50am Opponent Uses of Simplicity and Complexity in Causal Explanation Samuel Johnson, J. J. Valenti, Frank Keil
10:50-11:10am Investigating the Explore/Exploit Trade-off in Adult Causal Inferences Erik Herbst, Christopher Lucas, Daphna Buchsbaum
11:10-11:30am A non-parametric Bayesian prior for causal inference of auditory streaming Tim Yates, Nathanael Larigaldie, Ulrik Beierholm
11:30-11:50am Statistical and Mechanistic Information in Evaluating Causal Claims Samuel Johnson, Frank Keil


Causal and compositional generative models in online perception Ilker Yildirim, Michael Janner, Mario Belledonne, Christian Wallraven, Winrich Freiwald, Josh Tenenbaum
Track 6: Westminster Symposium



Time in the mind of a child: Perspectives on the development of temporal cognition


Katharine Tillman, Florie Monier, Meng Zhang, Jonathan Redshaw, Teresa McCormack

Track 7: Park Learning & Instruction
10:30-10:50am The most efficient sequence of study depends on the type of test Paulo Carvalho, Rob Goldstone
10:50-11:10am Is Play Better Than Direct Instruction? Learning About Causal Systems through Play Zi L. Sim, Kuldeep K. Mahal, Fei Xu
11:10-11:30am Teaching by Intervention: Working Backwards, Undoing

Mistakes, or Correcting Mistakes?

Mark Ho, Michael Littman, Joseph Austerweil
11:30-11:50am Is there an explicit learning bias? Students beliefs, behaviors and learning outcomes. Paulo Carvalho, Elizabeth McLaughlin, Ken Koedinger
11:50-12:10pm The impact of practice frequency on learning and retention Caitlin Tenison, John Anderson
Track 8: Thames Regularity in Language
10:30-10:50am Creating words from iterated imitation Pierce Edmiston, Marcus Perlman, Gary Lupyan
10:50-11:10am Social Network Limits Language Complexity Matt Lou-Magnuson, Luca Onnis
11:10-11:30am Harmony in a non-harmonic language: word order learning in French children Guillaume Braquet, Jennifer Culbertson
11:30-11:50am Is the strength of regularisation behaviour uniform across

linguistic levels?

Carmen Saldana, Kenny Smith, Simon Kirby,

Jennifer Culbertson

11:50-12:10pm Prior Expectations in Linguistic Learning: A Stochastic Model of Individual Differences R. Alexander Schumacher, Janet Pierrehumbert
Track 9:


10:30-10:50am The Semantic Spaces of Child-Directed Speech, Child Speech and Adult-directed Speech: A Manifold Perspective Hao Sun, John Pate
10:50-11:10am Semantic Typology and Parallel Corpora: Something about Indefinite Pronouns Barend Beekhuizen, Julia Watson, Suzanne Stevenson
11:10-11:30am A Biologically Constrained Model of Semantic Memory Search Ivana Kajic, Jan Gosmann, Brent Komer, Ryan

W. Orr, Terrence Stewart, Chris Eliasmith

11:30-11:50am A Bayesian Model of Memory for Text Mark Andrews


Evaluating Vector-Space Models of Word Representation, or,The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Counting Words Near Other Words Aida Nematzadeh, Stephan C. Meylan, Thomas

L. Griffiths

Track 10: Blenheim Choice
10:30-10:50am The Refugees’ Dilemma: not all deontological moral choices are of the same kind Albert Barque-Duran, Emmanuel Pothos
10:50-11:10am Attractor Dynamics in Delay Discounting: A Call for Complexity Martin Schoemann, Stefan Scherbaum


Comparing Individual and Collaborative Problem Solving in Environmental Search Franziska Keilmann, Stephan de la Rosa, Stephan Schwan, Ulrike Cress, Betty J Mohler,

Heinrich H Bülthoff, Tobias Meilinger

11:30-11:50am A Unified Model of Entropy and the Value of Information Jonathan D. Nelson, Vincenzo Crupi, Björn Meder, Gustavo Cevolani, Katya Tentori
11:50-12:10pm Word Identification Under Multimodal Uncertainty Abdellah Fourtassi, Michael Frank
Track 11: Buckingham Cognitive Control


Multitasking Capability Versus Learning Efficiency in Neural Network Architectures Sebastian Musslick, Andrew Saxe, Kayhan

Ozcimder, Biswadip Dey, Greg Henselman, Jonathan Cohen

10:50-11:10am A Model of Cognitive Control in the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test:

Integrating Schema Theory and Basal Ganglia Function

Andrea Caso, Richard P. Cooper



A Formal Approach to Modeling the Cost of Cognitive Control

Kayhan Ozcimder, Biswadip Dey, Sebastian Musslick, Giovanni Petri, Nesreen K. Ahmed, Theodore L. Willke, Jonathan D. Cohen
11:30-11:50am Strategic exploration in human adaptive control Eric Schulz, Edgar Klenske, Neil Bramley,

Maarten Speekenbrink



Novel Evidence for the Bilingual Advantage: Effects of Language Control on Executive Function in Balanced and Unbalanced Dual-Language Users  

W. Quin Yow, Adam C. Oei, Xiaoqian Li

Lunch Break (12:10-1:20PM)

Poster Session 2 (Monarch Suite, 1:20pm – 2:50pm)

Afternoon Session 1 (3:00pm – 4:40pm)

Track 1: King Suite Symposium



LUCID science: Advancing learning through human-machine cooperation


Timothy Rogers, Charles Kalish

Track 2:

Hilton 1-3

Cognitive Development 2
3:00-3:20pm Children’s semantic and world knowledge overrides fictional information during anticipatory linguistic processing Ruth Lee, Craig Chambers, Falk Huettig, Patricia Ganea
3:20-3:40pm How can I help? 24- to 48-month-olds provide help specific to the cause of others’ failed actions Sophie Bridgers, Sara Altman, Hyowon Gweon
3:40-4:00pm Children’s intuitions about the structure of mental life Kara Weisman, Carol Dweck, Ellen Markman
4:00-4:20pm Variables Involved in Selective Sustained Attention Development: Advances in Measurement Jaeah Kim, Anna Vande Velde, Erik Thiessen, Anna Fisher
4:20-4:40pm The Development of Structural Thinking about Social Categories Nadya Vasilyeva, Alison Gopnik, Tania


Track 3:

Hilton 4-6

3:00-3:20pm Distributional learning and lexical category acquisition: What makes words easy to categorize? Giovanni Cassani, Robert Grimm, Steven Gillis, Walter Daelemans
3:20-3:40pm Unsupervised Learning in an Animal Model Edward Wasserman, Leyre Castro, Vladimir Sloutsky
3:40-4:00pm Perceptual contrast and response assimilation in sequential categorization without feedback James Hampton



Comparative analysis of visual category learning

John Freeman, Matthew Broschard, Jangjin Kim,

Leyre Castro, Edward Wasserman, Vladimir Sloutsky

4:20-4:40pm Executive function and attention predict low-income preschoolers’ active category learning Katherine A. Adams, George Kachergis
Track 4:

Hilton 7-12

Spatial Language
3:00-3:20pm Thinking about the future: The role of spatial metaphors for time Stephen Flusberg, Teenie Matlock, Paul Thibodeau
3:20-3:40pm How Relative is the Relative Frame of Reference? Front and

back in Norwegian, Farsi, German, and Japanese

Sieghard Beller, Andrea Bender
3:40-4:00pm Spatial language promotes cross-domain associations in early childhood Ariel Starr, Mahesh Srinivasan
4:00-4:20pm Does Mandarin Spatial Metaphor for Time Influence Chinese Deaf Signers’ Spatio-Temporal Reasoning? Yan Gu, Yeqiu Zheng, Marc Swerts
4:20-4:40pm Language and Spatial Memory in Japanese and English Harmen Gudde, Kenny Coventry
Track 5:

Hilton 13-16

3:00-3:20pm Generic and Universal Generalisations: Contextualising the “Generic Overgeneralisation” Effect Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga, Napoleon Katsos, Linnaea Stockall


Mindshaping the world can make mindreading tractable:

Bridging the gap between philosophy and computational complexity analysis


Andrea Zeppi, Mark Blokpoel

3:40-4:00pm The provenance of modal inference Sangeet Khemlani, Thomas Hinterecker, Philip Johnson-Laird
4:00-4:20pm Is Conflict Detection in Reasoning Domain General? Darren Frey, Wim De Neys
4:20-4:40pm Interpreting actions by attributing compositional desires Joey Velez-Ginorio, Max H. Siegel, Joshua B. Tenenbaum, Julian Jara-Ettinger
Track 6: Westminster Decision Making 1
3:00-3:20pm A Cognitive Model of Strategic Deliberation and Decision


Russell Golman, Sudeep Bhatia
3:20-3:40pm Using mouse-tracking data to visualise decision landscapes Arkady Zgonnikov, Andrea Aleni, Petri Piiroinen, Denis O’Hora
3:40-4:00pm A computational model for decision tree search Bas van Opheusden, Gianni Galbiati, Zahy

Bnaya, Yunqi Li, Wei Ji Ma

4:00-4:20pm The Dynamics of Selective Integration during Rapid Experiential Decisions Konstantinos Tsetsos
4:20-4:40pm Decisions based on verbal probabilities: Decision bias or decision by belief sampling? Hidehito Honda, Toshihiko Matsuka, Kazuhiro Ueda
Track 7: Park Bayes
3:00-3:20pm Sampling frames, Bayesian inference and inductive reasoning Brett Hayes, Stephanie Banner, Daniel Navarro
3:20-3:40pm Interpreting Asymmetric Perception in Speech Perception with Bayesian Inference Jie Ren, Joseph Austerweil


Modelling dependency completion in sentence comprehension as a Bayesian hierarchical mixture process: A case study involving Chinese relative clauses Shravan Vasishth, Nicolas Chopin, Robin Ryder, Bruno Nicenboim


Task-oriented Bayesian inference in interval timing: People use their prior reproduction experience to calibrate time


Zhenguang Cai, Ruiming Wang, Huihui Liu, Maarten Speekenbrink


A hierarchical Bayesian model of “memory for when” based on experience sampling data Simon Dennis, Hyungwook Yim, Vishnu

Sreekumar, Nathan Evans, Paul Garrett, Per Sederberg

Track 8: Thames Representation of Events
3:00-3:20pm A Model of Event Knowledge Jeffrey Elman, Ken McRae
3:20-3:40pm A Computational Model for the Dynamical Learning of Event Taxonomies Christian Gumbsch, Sebastian Otte, Martin Butz
3:40-4:00pm Viewers’ Sensitivity to Abstract Event Structure Yue Ji, Anna Papafragou
4:00-4:20pm Picturing time: Children’s preferences for visual representations of events Katharine Tillman, Eren Fukuda, David Barner
4:20-4:40pm Listeners integrate speech, gesture, and discourse structure to interpret the temporal structure of complex events Andrea Nishimi, Esther Walker, Benjamin Bergen, Tyler Marghetis
Track 9: Windsor Visual Search



Mechanisms of overharvesting in patch foraging

Gary Kane, Aaron Bornstein, Robert Wilson,

Amitai Shenhav, Nathaniel Daw, Jonathan Cohen

3:20-3:40pm Seeing Is Not Enough for Sustained Visual Attention Lei Yuan, Tian Linger Xu, Chen Yu, Linda Smith
3:40-4:00pm Human Visual Search as a Deep Reinforcement Learning Solution to a POMDP Aditya Acharya, Xiuli Chen, Christopher Myers, Richard Lewis, Andrew Howes
4:00-4:20pm Looking for the Cat and Seeing the Dog: Using Visual Search to

Study Semantic Knowledge in Children

Catarina Vales, Layla Unger, Anna Fisher
4:20-4:40pm Target-to-distractor similarity can help visual search performance Vencislav Popov, Lynne Reder
Track 10:


3:00-3:20pm Audiovisual integration is affected by performing a task jointly Basil Wahn, Ashima Keshava, Scott Sinnett, Alan Kingstone, Peter König
3:20-3:40pm Moving together: in the body or the mind? Lilla Hodossy, Jorina von Zimmermann, Daniel Richardson
3:40-4:00pm Opinion Cascades and Echo-Chambers in Online Networks: A

Proof of Concept Agent-Based Model

Toby D. Pilditch


Inferring Human Interaction from Motion Trajectories in Aerial Videos

**Winner, Computational Modeling Prize for Perception & Action**

Tianmin Shu, Yujia Peng, Lifeng Fan, Hongjing Lu, Song-Chun Zhu
4:20-4:40pm Unifying recommendation and active learning for human- algorithm interactions Scott Cheng-Hsin Yang, Jake Alden Whritner, Olfa Nasraoui, Patrick Shafto
Track 11: Buckingham Symposium



Game-XP: Action Games as Cognitive Science Paradigms


Wayne Gray, Ray Perez, Martin Butz, Stuart Reeves, Matthew Sangster, Tom Stafford, Fernand Gobet

Coffee Break (4:40 – 5:10pm)

Afternoon Session 2 (5:10pm – 6:10pm)

King Suite Rumelhart Prize Talk
5:10-6:10pm Takes Two to Tango: The Linguistic Representation of Symmetry Lila Gleitman
Rumelhart Prize Reception (6:10 – 7:10pm)