Thirteenth Annual Summer Interdisciplinary Conference


The speakers each day are listed in alphabetical order, not necessarily in the order of speaking. The session chair each day (indicated in Bold/Italic/Underline) will choose the order of talks. Each day other than the first will start at 4:15 PM, and speakers should plan at most 30 minutes for talking and an additional 5 minutes for interruptions, questions, and discussion. Every talk should be aimed at a general audience.

Day 1, June 23, 4:45PM
Bickhard, Mark The Functional Dynamics of the Central Nervous System
Colunga, Eliana Modeling the Emergence and Interactions of Early Word Learning
Dixon, Peter Limitations in the control of individual and joint rhythmic action
MacKay, Don Creativity, sentence comprehension and the brain: Lessons from amnesic H.M.
Rouder, Jeff Discrete-states in working memory

Day 2, June 24, 4:15pm
Cox, GregModeling Information Accumulation in Recognition Memory: Speed-Accuracy Functions and RT Distributions
Dosher, Barbara Object attention in moderate precision tasks: An elaborated template model account
Foster, James Analogical Reinforcement Learning with Two-Stage Memory Retrieval
Shiffrin, Rich A quantum account for a mysterious universal finding
Teodorescu, Kinneret Learned Helplessness and Learned Prevalence: Exploring the causal relations of perceived controllability, reward prevalence and exploration
Westfall, Holly Improvement in Long-term Memory Retention Created by Learning in an Exploratory State

Day 3, June 25, 4:15pm
Cao, Rui Categorization and Familiarity Processes in Memory Search
Hanson, Andrew The Bugcatcher
Kowler, Eileen Traveling in and out of blind alleys: Strategies of eye movement planning during maze solving and other tasks
Little, Dan How do information processing systems deal with incongruent information?
Sloutsky, Vladimir Language and Cognition: A Whofian baby meets non-whorfian reality
Steyvers, Mark Aggregating Human Judgments in Ranking Problems

Day 4, June 26, 4:15pm
Allen, Colin Biographically plausible data sets and big data in the computational humanities
Jones, Matt A theory of between-trial variability in diffusion models
Lewandowsky, Steve Evidence for Removal of Information from Working Memory
Ramsey, Bill Rethinking our Conception of Cognition
Shiffrin, Rich Moving past BMS and MDL: Making model evaluation rational
Wantanabe, Takeo Roles of attention and reward in perceptual learning

Day 5, June 27, 4:15pm
Cheng, Patricia Analytic versus Empirical Knowledge of the Concept of Causal Invariance
Deyoe, Edgar Attentional Field Properties from Single Voxels
Lu, Zhong-Lin Quick methods: Baynesian adaptive methods for estimating psychological functions
Ludwig, Kirk Is Distributed Cognition Group Level Cognition?
Rand, Kristina Marie Attention Requirements of Navigation with Severely Degraded Viewing
Teodorescu, Andrei Absolutely Relative or Relatively Absolute - A study of relativity in decision making

Day 6, June 28, 4:15pm
Holden, John Attractor Dynamics Support Cognition
Ketels, Shaw Testing two pedagogical prescriptions in the use of classroom response systems
Narens, Louis Context and Probability Theory
Sasaki, Yuka Enhanced Spontaneous Oscillations in the Supplementary Motor Area Are Associated with Sleep-Dependent Offline Learning of Finger-Tapping Motor-Sequence Task
Sperling, George Visual Attention Filters for Color
Vanderkerckhove, Joachim Latent variable methods for data fusion