2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 12,000 times in 2013. If...

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Latest Discovery: Espino & Byrne 2013

Orlando Espino and Ruth Byrne have discovered that people make inferences between conditionals and disjunctions by relying on a heuristic that identifies compatible possibilities. Their paper ‘The compatibility heuristic in non-categorical hypothetical reasoning: Inferences between conditionals and...

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Latest news: Knauff 2013

Markus Knauff has published a book ‘Space to Reason: A Spatial Theory of Human Thought’ with MIT press. It is described as follows: “Many scholars believe that visual mental imagery plays a key role in reasoning. In...

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Latest news: Ragni & Knauff 2013

Marco Ragni and Markus Knauff have developed a new computational model of reasoning about spatial relations based on the construction of ‘preferred’ mental models. Their paper ‘A theory and a computational model of spatial reasoning with preferred...

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Latest news: The Development of Thinking

Pierre Barrouillet and Caroline Gauffroy have edited a book ‘The Development of Thinking and Reasoning’ (2013, Routledge) which is described as follows: “The first part of the book illustrates how modern approaches to the study of thinking...

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Latest discovery: Vergauwe, E., Gauffroy, C., Morsanyi, K., Dagry I., & Barrouillet, P. (2013).

Evie Vergauwe, Caroline Gauffroy, Kinga Morsanyi,  Isabelle Dagry and Pierre Barrouillet have discovered that when people think about a conditional such as, ‘if the circle is red then the star is yellow’, they take a long time...

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Congratulations to Professor Koralus!

Philipp Koralus has accepted the position on the faculty at Oxford University. He will be the Fulford Clarendon University Lecturer and Fulford Tutorial Fellow at St. Catherine’s College. We wish him many congratulations and best of luck on...

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Theory of reverse engineering now out in JCP

Louis Lee and Phil’s paper on a new theory of reverse engineering is now published in the latest issue of the Journal of Cognitive Psychology.

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Latest news

Monica Bucciarelli, Amelia Gangemi and Walter Schaeken are the guest editors of a special issue of the Journal of Cognitive Psychology (2013, volume 25, issue 2) on ‘Mental models in cognitive change’. In the introductory article to...

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Special issue of JCP on mental models in cognitive change now out

The latest issue of the Journal of Cognitive Psychology is out, and it is a special issue on “Mental Models in Cognitive Change”. Abstracts from three contributions of the lab are available below.

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