Detailed Schedule – Thur

Thursday, July 27

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

Morning Session 1 (8:30am – 10:00am)

King Suite Opening Session
8:30-9:00am Welcoming Comments Organizing Committee
King Suite Keynote
9:00-10:00am Reinforcement Theories of Learning and Thinking Richard Sutton
Coffee Break (10:00-10:30am)

Morning Session 2 (10:30am – 12:10pm)

Track 1: King Suite Invited Symposium



Computational Foundations


Peter Dayan, Karl Friston, Matt Botvinick, Ulrike Hahn, Howard Bowman

Track 2:

Hilton 1-3

10:30-10:50am Far Transfer: Does it Exist? Giovanni Sala, Fernand Gobet
10:50-11:10am Modeling transfer of high-order uncertain information Michele Herbstritt, Michael Franke
11:10-11:30am Promoting Spontaneous Analogical Transfer by Idealizing Target Representations Máximo Trench, Lucía Micaela Tavernini, Robert L. Goldstone
11:30-11:50am Individual Differences in Transfer Mediated by Conceptual Priming Jairo A. Navarrete
11:50-12:10pm Knowledge transfer in a probabilistic Language Of Thought Samuel Cheyette, Steve Piantadosi
Track 3:

Hilton 4-6

10:30-10:50am Supporting Low-Performing Students by Manipulating Self- efficacy in Digital Tutees Betty Tärning, Magnus Haake, Agneta Gulz


From Abstract to Concrete? Evidence for designing learning platforms that adapt to user’s proficiencies. Michael I. Swart, Sorachai Kornkasem, Nirmaliz Colon-Acosta, Amy Hachigian, Jonathan M. Vitale, John B. Black
11:10-11:30am Interactivity and Ego Depletion in Insight Problem Solving Frederic Vallee-Tourangeau
11:30-11:50am Preparatory Effects of Problem Posing on Learning from Instruction Manu Kapur
11:50-12:10pm Promoting Children’s Relational Understanding of


Kristen Johannes, Jodi Davenport, Yvonne Kao,

Caroline Byrd Hornburg, Nicole McNeil

Track 4:

Hilton 7-12




Big Data and Little Learners


John Trueswell, Linda Smith, Josh Tenenbaum, Charles Yang

Track 5:

Hilton 13-16

10:30-10:50am What is Learning? A Definition for Cognitive Science Jim Davies
10:50-11:10am Cross-situational learning of novel anaphors Karen Clothier, Satoshi Nambu, Hajime Ono, Akira Omaki
11:10-11:30am Explaining Guides Learners Towards Perfect Patterns, Not

Perfect Prediction

Elizabeth Kon, Tania Lombrozo
11:30-11:50am When extremists win: On the behavior of iterated learning chains when priors are heterogeneous Daniel Navarro, Amy Perfors, Arthur Kary, Scott Brown, Chris Donkin


Learning on Multi-Touch Devices: The influence of the distance between information in pop-ups and the hands of the users  

Birgit Brucker, Lara Scatturin, Peter Gerjets

Track 6: Westminster Spatial Cognition


Characterizing spatial construction processes: Toward computational tools to understand cognition Cathryn S. Cortesa, Jonathan D. Jones, Gregory D. Hager, Sanjeev Khudanpur, Amy L. Shelton, Barbara





Reference Systems in Spatial Memory for Vertical Locations

Thomas Hinterecker, Caroline Leroy, Maximilian E. Kirschhock, Mintao Zhao, Martin Butz, Heinrich H. Bülthoff, Tobias Meilinger
11:10-11:30am Spatial Cognition and Science: The Role of Intrinsic and

Extrinsic Spatial Skills from Seven to Eleven Years

Alex Hodgkiss, Katie Gilligan, Michael Thomas,

Andrew Tolmie, Emily Farran

11:30-11:50am Flexible integration of a navigable, clustered environment Marianne Strickrodt, Heinrich H. Bülthoff, Tobias Meilinger
11:50-12:10pm Uncovering visual priors in spatial memory using serial reproduction Thomas Langlois, Nori Jacoby, Jordan Suchow, Thomas Griffiths
Track 7: Park Reasoning 1
10:30-10:50am Rise and fall of conflicting intuitions during reasoning Bence Bago, Wim De Neys
10:50-11:10am The temporal dynamics of base rate neglect: People may not be intuitive statisticians after all Eoin Travers, Jonathan J. Rolison, Aidan Feeney
11:10-11:30am Conditionals, Individual Variation, and the Scorekeeping Task Niels Skovgaard-Olsen, David Kellen, Ulrike Hahn, Karl Christoph Klauer
11:30-11:50am The Wason Selection task: A Meta-Analysis Marco Ragni, Ilir Kola, Phil Johnson-Laird
11:50-12:10pm Minimal covariation data support future one-shot inferences about unobservable properties of novel agents Julian Jara-Ettinger, Hyowon Gweon
Track 8: Thames Causal Cognition 1
10:30-10:50am Discovering Multicausality in the Development of

Coordinated Behavior

Tian Linger Xu, Drew H. Abney, Chen Yu
10:50-11:10am Causal learning from interventions and dynamics in continuous time Neil Bramley, Ralf Mayrhofer, Tobias Gerstenberg, David Lagnado
11:10-11:30am Analogical gestures foster understanding of causal systems Kensy Cooperrider, Dedre Gentner, Susan Goldin- Meadow


The role of intentionality in causal attribution is culturally

mediated: evidence from Chinese, Mayan, and Spanish populations

Stephanie Evers, Erika Bellingham, Katharine

Donelson, Jing Du, José Antonio Jódar Sánchez, Fuyin Li, Jürgen Bohnemeyer

11:50-12:10pm Analogical Inferences in Causal Systems Matthew Myers, Dedre Gentner
Track 9: Windsor Reading
10:30-10:50am Different processes for reading words learned before and after onset of literacy Padraic Monaghan, Ya-Ning Chang, Stephen Welbourne
10:50-11:10am Semantic diversity, frequency and learning to read: A mini- mega study with children Yaling Hsiao, Kate Nation
11:10-11:30am Gaze Shifts between Text and Illustrations are Negatively

Related to Reading Fluency in Beginning Readers

Karrie E. Godwin, Cassondra M. Eng, Anna V. Fisher
11:30-11:50am Word Embedding Distance Does not Predict Word Reading Time Stefan Frank
11:50-12:10pm Refixations gather new visual information rationally Yunyan Duan, Klinton Bicknell
Track 10: Blenheim Linguistic Conventions
10:30-10:50am Optimization of American English, Spanish, and Mandarin

Chinese over time for efficient communication

John Pate


Cute Little Puppies and Nice Cold Beers: An Information Theoretic Analysis of Prenominal Adjectives

**Winner, Marr Prize for Best Student Paper**

Melody Dye, Petar Milin, Richard Futrell, Michael Ramscar
11:10-11:30am Maintaining Credibility When Communicating Uncertainty: The Role of Communication Format Sarah Jenkins, Adam Harris, Murray Lark
11:30-11:50am Effects of Grammatical Gender on Object Description Arturs Semenuks, Webb Phillips, Ioana Dalca, Cora

Kim, Lera Boroditsky

11:50-12:10pm Convention-formation in iterated reference games Robert X.D. Hawkins, Mike Frank, Noah Goodman
Track 11: Buckingham Semantics & Concepts
10:30-10:50am Dynamic Effects of Conceptual Combination on Semantic

Network Structure

Yoed Kenett, Sharon Thompson-Schill
10:50-11:10am Inferential Role Semantics for Natural Language

**Winner, Computational Modeling Prize for Language**

Peter Blouw, Chris Eliasmith
11:10-11:30am Interoception: The Forgotten Modality in Perceptual Grounding of Concepts Louise Connell, Dermot Lynott, James Carney
11:30-11:50am Knowledge of Cross-Linguistic Semantic Diversity Reduces Essentialist Beliefs about Categories Kevin Holmes, Erin Luby, Sarah Husney
11:50-12:10pm Relational Concept Learning via Guided Interactive Discovery John Patterson, David Landy, Kenneth Kurtz
Lunch Break (12:10-1:20PM)

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

Afternoon Session 1 (3:00pm – 4:40pm)

Track 1: King Suite Symposium: Glushko Dissertation Prize Recipients
3:00-3:20pm Universals and variation in language and thought: Concepts, communication, and semantic structure Alexandra Carstensen
3:20-3:40pm Role of cognitive actions in learning Judith Ellen Fan
3:40-4:00pm The inner life of goals: Costs, rewards, and commonsense psychology Julian Jara-Ettinger
4:00-4:20pm Cognition as sense-making Samuel Johnson
4:20-4:40pm Perception in a variable but structured world: The case of speech perception Dave Kleinschmidt
Track 2:

Hilton 1-3

The Development of Meaning
3:00-3:20pm Converging Evidence for Abstract Phonological Knowledge in Speech Processing Anne Cutler
3:20-3:40pm Mental Algorithms in the Historical Emergence of Word


Christian Ramiro, Barbara Malt, Mahesh Srinivasan,

Yang Xu

3:40-4:00pm More Siblings Means Lower Input Quality in Early Language Development Catherine Laing, Elika Bergelson
4:00-4:20pm Quantifying the impact of active choice in word learning Shohei Hidaka, Takuma Torii, George Kachergis
4:20-4:40pm Early Colour Word Learning in British Infants Samuel Forbes, Kim Plunkett
Track 3:

Hilton 4-6

Meanings & Categories
3:00-3:20pm The Role of Imagination in Exemplar Generation: The Effects of Conflict and Explanation Tammy Dennis, Daniel Little
3:20-3:40pm Non-Symbolic Exact Quantity Representation in a

Language Impaired Population

John Verbos, Sarah Wallace, Alexander Kranjec
3:40-4:00pm Diversity in a Contrast Set Increases Generalization from a Single-Item Target David Bosch, David Kalkstein, Tali Kleiman



The adaptive evolution of early human symbolic behavior

Katrin Heimann, Riccardo Fusaroli, Sergio Gonzalez de la Higuera Rojo, Niels Nørkjær Johannsen, Felix Riede, Nicolas Fay, Marlize Lombard, Kristian Tylén
4:20-4:40pm The Relational Luring Effect: False Recognition via Relational Similarity Vencislav Popov, Penka Hristova
Track 4:

Hilton 7-12

Cognitive Development 1
3:00-3:20pm What’s worth the effort: Ten-month-old infants infer the value of goals from the costs of actions Shari Liu, Tomer Ullman, Josh Tenenbaum, Elizabeth Spelke
3:20-3:40pm Reverse-engineering the process: Adults’ and preschoolers’

ability to infer the difficulty of novel tasks

Hyowon Gweon, Mika Asaba, Grace Bennett-Pierre
3:40-4:00pm More than meets the eye: Early relational reasoning cannot be reduced to perceptual heuristics Caren Walker, Alison Gopnik


Children’s spontaneous comparisons from 26 to 58 months predict performance in verbal and non-verbal analogy

tests in 6th grade

Catriona Silvey, Dedre Gentner, Lindsey Richland, Susan Goldin-Meadow
4:20-4:40pm Computational Exploration of Lexical Development in Down Syndrome Angel Tovar, Gert Westermann
Track 5:

Hilton 13-16

Language Comprehension & Context
3:00-3:20pm Inhibitory Control Supports Referential Context Use in Language Production and Comprehension Alison Trude, Nazbanou Nozari
3:20-3:40pm Refining the distributional hypothesis: A role for time and

context in semantic representation

Melody Dye, Michael Jones, Daniel Yarlett, Michael




Highly Proficient Bilinguals Maintain the Language-Specific Pragmatic Constraints on Pronouns: Evidence from Speech and Gesture  

Zeynep Azar, Ad Backus, Asli Özyürek

4:00-4:20pm Warm (for winter): Comparison class understanding in

vague language

Michael Henry Tessler, Michael Lopez-Brau, Noah


4:20-4:40pm Comprehenders Model the Nature of Noise in the Environment Rachel Ryskin, Richard Futrell, Edward Gibson
Track 6: Westminster Cognitive Moderators
3:00-3:20pm Insomniacs Misidentify Angry Faces as Fearful Faces Because of Missing the Eyes: an Eye-Tracking Study Jinxiao Zhang, Antoni B. Chan, Esther E.Y. Lau, Janet

H. Hsiao



A Cognitive-Pharmacokinetic Computational Model of the Effect of Toluene on Performance Christopher Fisher, Christopher Myers, Reem Hassan, Christopher Stevens, Charles Hack, Jeffery Gearhart, Glenn Gunzelmann
3:40-4:00pm A Dynamic Process Model for Predicting Workload in an Air Traffic Controller Task Martina Truschzinski, Maria Wirzberger
4:00-4:20pm Dynamics of Affordance Actualization Patric Nordbeck, Laura Soter, Rachel Kallen, Anthony Chemero, Michael Richardson
4:20-4:40pm A modeling link between cognitive and biological


Gavin Jenkins, Jordan Barnes, Paul Tupper, Mark


Track 7: Park Symposium



Anthropological Contributions to Cognitive Science

Andrea Bender, Sieghard Beller, Rita Astuti, Olivier Le Guen, Karenleigh Overmann, Peter Rácz, Fiona Jordan, Mads Solberg
Track 8: Thames Rational Behaviour
3:00-3:20pm A rational analysis of marketing strategies Nisheeth Srivastava, Ed Vul
3:20-3:40pm A Rational Approach to Stereotype Change Jake Spicer, Adam Sanborn
3:40-4:00pm A rational analysis of curiosity Rachit Dubey, Tom Griffiths
4:00-4:20pm Touch Screen Text Entry as Cognitively Bounded Rationality Jussi Jokinen
4:20-4:40pm Expected Utility in Romantic Relationships: Satisfaction as a Cue for Romantic Partnership Dissolution Samantha Cohen, Peter Todd
Track 9: Windsor Reasoning 2
3:00-3:20pm Re-representation in comparison and similarity Samuel Day, Jennifer Asmuth
3:20-3:40pm Numbers Uniquely Bias Spatial Attention: A Novel Paradigm for Understanding Spatial-Numerical Associations Lauren Aulet, Sami Yousif, Stella Lourenco
3:40-4:00pm A Common Neural Component for Finger Gnosis and

Magnitude Comparison

Terrence Stewart, Marcie Penner-Wilger, Rylan

Waring, Michael Anderson



The impact of descriptions and incentives on the simultaneous underweighting and overestimation of rare events Garston Liang, Emmanouil Konstantinidis, Aba Szollosi, Christopher Donkin, Ben R. Newell
4:20-4:40pm Mathematical invariants in people’s probabilistic reasoning Fintan Costello, Paul Watts
Track 10: Blenheim Coping with Inconsistency
3:00-3:20pm Could both be right? Children’s and adults’ sensitivity to

subjectivity in language

Ruthe Foushee, Mahesh Srinivasan
3:20-3:40pm Inconvenient samples: Modeling the effects of non-consent by coupling observational and experimental results Yue Yu, Elizabeth Bonawitz, Patrick Shafto
3:40-4:00pm Children’s social referencing reflects sensitivity to graded


Emily Hembacher, Benjamin deMayo, Michael Frank


What do you really think? Children’s ability to infer others’ desires when emotional expressions change between social

and nonsocial contexts


Yang Wu, Laura Schulz



Intuitive psychophysics: Children’s exploratory play

quantitatively tracks the discriminability of alternative hypotheses

Rachel Magid, Max Siegel, Josh Tenenbaum, Laura Schulz
Track 11: Buckingham Deep Learning
3:00-3:20pm Structure Learning in Motor Control: A Deep Reinforcement

Learning Model

Ari Weinstein, Matthew Botvinick


Functionally localized representations contain distributed information: insight from simulations of deep convolutional

neural networks


Nicholas Blauch, Elissa Aminoff, Michael Tarr

3:40-4:00pm Modeling human categorization of natural images using deep feature representations Ruairidh Battleday, Joshua Peterson, Tom Griffiths
4:00-4:20pm Assessing the Linguistic Productivity of Unsupervised Deep Neural Networks Lawrence Phillips, Nathan Hodas
4:20-4:40pm Deep Networks as Models of Human and Animal Categorization Bradley Love, Olivia Guest, Piotr Slomka, Victor Navarro, Edward Wasserman
Coffee Break (4:40 – 5:10pm)

Afternoon Session 2 (5:10pm – 6:10pm)

King Suite Heineken Prize Talk
5:10-6:10pm Core Knowledge and Composition Elizabeth Spelke

Business Meeting (King Suite, 6:30pm – 7:30pm)