David Landy

David Landy

Assistant Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Education

  • 1999 - BS in Mathematics, Physics, and Computer science with minors in Cognitive Science and English, Alma College
  • 2007 - Ph.D. in Computer Science and Cognitive Science, Indiana University Bloomington

Awards

  • New Investigator Award, American Psychological Association, Division 3, 2008
  • Student Research Achievement Award, Indiana University Cognitive Science Program, 2008
  • Marr Prize for Best Student Paper, Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 2007
  • Cognitive Science Summer Research Fellowship, Indiana University, 2005, 2006

Representative publications

How abstract is symbolic thought? (2007)
David Landy and Robert L Goldstone
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 33 (4), 720

The education of perception (2010)
Robert L Goldstone, David H Landy and Ji Y Son
Topics in Cognitive Science, 2 (2), 265-284

Formal notations are diagrams: Evidence from a production task (2007)
David Landy and Robert L Goldstone
Memory & Cognition, 35 (8), 2033-2040

Proximity and precedence in arithmetic (2010)
David Landy and Robert L Goldstone
The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 63 (10), 1953-1968

A well grounded education: The role of perception in science and mathematics (2008)
RL Goldstone, David Landy and Ji Y Son
Symbols, embodiment, and meaning, 327-355

A perceptual account of symbolic reasoning (2014)
David Landy, Colin Allen and Carlos Zednik
Frontiers in psychology, 5 (275), 15-Jan

Estimating large numbers (2013)
David Landy, Noah Silbert and Aleah Goldin
Cognitive science, 37 (5), 775-799

Fitting perception in and to cognition (2015)
Robert L Goldstone, Joshua R de Leeuw and David H Landy
Cognition, 135 24-29

Conceptual discontinuity involves recycling old processes in new domains (2011)
David Landy, Colin Allen and Michael L Anderson
Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 34 (3), 136-137

Conceptual discontinuity through recycling old processes in new domains. Commentary on Susan Carey: Précis of The Origin of Concepts (2011)
D Landy, C Allen and ML Anderson
Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 33 (6), 136-137

How much of symbolic manipulation is just symbol pushing (2009)
D Landy and Robert L Goldstone
Proceedings of the Thirty-First Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 29–August 1, 1072-77

Teaching the perceptual structure of algebraic expressions: Preliminary findings from the pushing symbols intervention (2012)
Erin Ottmar, David Landy and Robert L Goldstone
The Proceedings of the Thirty-Fourth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 2156-2161

How the appearance of an operator affects its formal precedence (2008)
David H Landy, Michael N Jones and Robert L Goldstone
Proceedings of the thirtieth annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 2109-2114

Learning to see and conceive (2009)
Robert L Goldstone, Alexander Gerganov, David Landy and Michael E Roberts
Cognitive biology: evolutionary and developmental perspectives on mind, brain, and behavior, 163

How we learn about things we don't already understand (2005)
David Landy and Robert L Goldstone
Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence, 17 (4), 343-369