Congrats to Professor Mascarenhas!

Congratulations to Salvador Mascarenhas, who will be joining the faculty of Ecole Normale Superieure as an Assistant Professor this fall!

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Vittorio Girotto (1957-2016)

Vittorio Girotto passed away on Saturday, April 23rd, 2016. He was a close collaborator with many members of the lab, and he will be missed.

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Mental Models and Reasoning Symposium at ICT 2016

A symposium highlighting recent research on mental models and reasoning will be held at the International Conference on Thinking 2016, at Brown University. Speakers at the symposium include: Sangeet Khemlani and Phil Johnson-Laird Markus Knauff Ruth Byrne...

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New Cognition paper on how children understand probabilities

Vittorio Girotto, along with his colleagues Laura Fontanari, Michel Gonzalez, Giorgio Vallortigara, and Agnès Blaye, have a new paper in Cognition that shows that children below the age of 5 have difficulty forming probabilistic expectations. You can download the paper...

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Postdoc and RA positions available at Freiburg

The Cognitive Reasoning Group (PD Dr. Marco Ragni) at the Institute of Computer Science, Research Group on Artificial Intelligence, Albert- Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg invites applications for 1 Post-Doc Position (Salary level E 13 TV-L, 100%) and 1 Research Assistant (Salary...

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New papers in JCP

Two new papers, one on how children construct algorithms and another on spatial conditionals and illusory inferences, are now out in the Journal of Cognitive Psychology.

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Postdoc positions in reasoning at NRL

The Naval Research Lab is currently seeking applicants for multiple postdoctoral positions to collaborate on various projects in reasoning, including (but not limited to) building a unified computational framework of reasoning; investigating how people engage in explanatory reasoning; and testing a...

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The 2016 Meeting in Memory of Vittorio Girotto

  A meeting in memory of Vittorio Girotto will be held at University College London from July 28th-29th, 2016. This meeting was formerly for Phil Johnson-Laird, but the committee and he have decided that instead it should memorialize...

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Spatial reasoning: there’s an app for that!

Marco Ragni, Markus Knauff, and Franz Dietrich have designed an online interface to their recently published theory on spatial reasoning (Ragni & Knauff, 2013). You can click below to use it: Launch PRISM

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Three new papers in press

We recently published three complementary papers on: the role of logic and probability in human reasoning; how people estimate unique event probabilities; and how they make immediate inferences from quantifiers.

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