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  1. added 2016-08-28
    Nicholas Duran, Rick Dale & Alexia Galati (2016). Toward Integrative Dynamic Models for Adaptive Perspective Taking. Topics in Cognitive Science 8 (3).
    In a matter of mere milliseconds, conversational partners can transform their expectations about the world in a way that accords with another person's perspective. At the same time, in similar situations, the exact opposite also appears to be true. Rather than being at odds, these findings suggest that there are multiple contextual and processing constraints that may guide when and how people consider perspective. These constraints are shaped by a host of factors, including the availability of social and environmental cues, (...)
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    Juanma Fuente, Daniel Casasanto, Jose Isidro Martínez‐Cascales & Julio Santiago (2016). Motor Imagery Shapes Abstract Concepts. Cognitive Science 40 (6).
    The concepts of “good” and “bad” are associated with right and left space. Individuals tend to associate good things with the side of their dominant hand, where they experience greater motor fluency, and bad things with their nondominant side. This mapping has been shown to be flexible: Changing the relative fluency of the hands, or even observing a change in someone else's motor fluency, results in a reversal of the conceptual mapping, such that good things become associated with the side (...)
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  3. added 2016-08-28
    Seth Chin‐Parker & Julie Cantelon (2016). Contrastive Constraints Guide Explanation‐Based Category Learning. Cognitive Science 40 (6).
    This paper provides evidence for a contrastive account of explanation that is motivated by pragmatic theories that recognize the contribution that context makes to the interpretation of a prompt for explanation. This study replicates the primary findings of previous work in explanation-based category learning, extending that work by illustrating the critical role of the context in this type of learning. Participants interacted with items from two categories either by describing the items or explaining their category membership. We manipulated the feature (...)
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  4. added 2016-08-27
    Niels Skovgaard-Olsen (forthcoming). Motivating a Relevance the Relevance Approach to Conditionals. Mind & Language.
    The aim is to theoretically motivate a relevance approach to (indicative) conditionals in a comparative discussion of the main alternatives. In particular, it will be argued that a relevance approach to conditionals is better motivated than the suppositional theory currently enjoying wide endorsement. In the course of this discussion, an argument will be presented of why failures of the epistemic relevance of the antecedent for the consequent should be counted as genuine semantic defects (as opposed to be relegated to pragmatics). (...)
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  5. added 2016-08-24
    Neil Van Leeuwen (forthcoming). Do Religious "Beliefs" Respond to Evidence? Philosophical Explorations.
    Some examples suggest that religious credences (or “beliefs”) respond to evidence. Other examples suggest they are wildly unresponsive. So the examples taken together suggest there is a puzzle about whether descriptive religious attitudes respond to evidence or not. I argue for a solution to this puzzle according to which religious credences are characteristically not responsive to evidence; that is, they do not tend to be extinguished by evidence contrary to them. And when they appear to be responsive, it is because (...)
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  6. added 2016-08-24
    Swami Narasimhananda (2015). Book Review Family Values. [REVIEW] Prabuddha Bharata or Awakened India 120 (2):246.
    The authors definitely become the voice of countless parents. This book forces us to focus on the family, so neglected today, and emphasises its role in shaping values of future generations.
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  7. added 2016-08-24
    A. Kalis, S. Kaiser & A. Mojzisch (2013). Why We Should Talk About Option Generation in Decision-Making Research. Frontiers in Psychology 4 (555):1-8.
  8. added 2016-08-24
    Swami Narasimhananda (2011). Book Review How to Organize Life? [REVIEW] Prabuddha Bharata or Awakened India 116 (6):466-7.
    This book is a compilation of various articles published in the special issue of the English journal 'The Vedanta Kesari' of December 2002. Many monks and other thinkers have put forth their ideas on various methods to organise our lives.
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  9. added 2016-08-23
    Samy S. Abu-Naser & Mones M. Al-Hanjori (2016). Knowledge Based Intelligent System for Men Genital Problems Diagnosis and Treatment. International Journal of Medicine Research 1.
    Male genital problems and injuries may occur quite simply because of the scrotum and penis are not protected like other organs. Genital problems and injuries normally happen through: recreational activities (like Football, Hooky, biking, basketball), work- related tasks (like contact to irritating chemicals), downhill drop, and sexual activity. A genital injury frequently causes harsh pain that typically disappear fast without causing enduring harm. Home handling is generally all that is required for trivial problems or injuries. Pain, inflammation, staining, or rashes (...)
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  10. added 2016-08-23
    Kirk W. Junker (2006). Ships Among Ports: Futures of Europe. Futures (38):129-132.
    The future is evitable. That is to say if, as many of the contributors to Futures over the years have claimed, there is more than one future possible, and that more than one will be experienced, then talking about ‘inevitability’ is simply wrong. And what a task it is to attempt to say anything warranted, but nevertheless fresh concerning the futures of Europe—especially in such a context as considering the plural conception of futures in the title of this publication! Immediately (...)
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  11. added 2016-08-23
    Kirk W. Junker (2004). Making Rights From What's Left of Darwinism. Futures (36):1111-1117.
    The legal, political, and social meaning of the work of Charles Darwin has been claimed as resident to conservative and liberal homes alike. Peter Singer’s unique admixture of personal liberal politics and what may look to be an extremely conservative philosophy of nature expose some over-simplicity in traditional ‘right’ and ‘left’ categories. In ‘‘Recovering the Left from Darwin in the 21st Century’’, Steve Fuller provides us with insightful historical and sociological contexts for Singer’s challenges. In this article, Kirk Junker takes (...)
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  12. added 2016-08-21
    Dominique Knutsen, Christine Ros & Ludovic Le Bigot (2016). Generating References in Naturalistic Face‐to‐Face and Phone‐Mediated Dialog Settings. Topics in Cognitive Science 8 (3):n/a-n/a.
    During dialog, references are presented, accepted, and potentially reused. Two experiments were conducted to examine reuse in a naturalistic setting. In Experiment 1, where the participants interacted face to face, self-presented references and references accepted through verbatim repetition were reused more. Such biases persisted after the end of the interaction. In Experiment 2, where the participants interacted over the phone, reference reuse mainly depended on whether the participant could see the landmarks being referred to, although this bias seemed to be (...)
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  13. added 2016-08-19
    Anna N. Rafferty, Emma Brunskill, Thomas L. Griffiths & Patrick Shafto (2016). Faster Teaching Via POMDP Planning. Cognitive Science 40 (6):1290-1332.
    Human and automated tutors attempt to choose pedagogical activities that will maximize student learning, informed by their estimates of the student's current knowledge. There has been substantial research on tracking and modeling student learning, but significantly less attention on how to plan teaching actions and how the assumed student model impacts the resulting plans. We frame the problem of optimally selecting teaching actions using a decision-theoretic approach and show how to formulate teaching as a partially observable Markov decision process planning (...)
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  14. added 2016-08-19
    Yitzhaq Feder (2016). Contamination Appraisals, Pollution Beliefs, and the Role of Cultural Inheritance in Shaping Disease Avoidance Behavior. Cognitive Science 40 (6):1561-1585.
    Despite the upsurge of research on disgust, the implications of this research for the investigation of cultural pollution beliefs has yet to be adequately explored. In particular, the sensitivity of both disgust and pollution to a common set of elicitors suggests a common psychological basis, though several obstacles have prevented an integrative account, including methodological differences between the relevant disciplines. Employing a conciliatory framework that embraces both naturalistic and humanistic levels of explanation, this article examines the dynamic reciprocal process by (...)
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  15. added 2016-08-19
    Joshua A. Hemmerich, Kellie Van Voorhis & Jennifer Wiley (2016). Anomalous Evidence, Confidence Change, and Theory Change. Cognitive Science 40 (6):1534-1560.
    A novel experimental paradigm that measured theory change and confidence in participants' theories was used in three experiments to test the effects of anomalous evidence. Experiment 1 varied the amount of anomalous evidence to see if “dose size” made incremental changes in confidence toward theory change. Experiment 2 varied whether anomalous evidence was convergent or replicating. Experiment 3 varied whether participants were provided with an alternative theory that explained the anomalous evidence. All experiments showed that participants' confidence changes were commensurate (...)
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  16. added 2016-08-19
    Lea Frermann & Mirella Lapata (2016). Incremental Bayesian Category Learning From Natural Language. Cognitive Science 40 (6):1333-1381.
    Models of category learning have been extensively studied in cognitive science and primarily tested on perceptual abstractions or artificial stimuli. In this paper, we focus on categories acquired from natural language stimuli, that is, words. We present a Bayesian model that, unlike previous work, learns both categories and their features in a single process. We model category induction as two interrelated subproblems: the acquisition of features that discriminate among categories, and the grouping of concepts into categories based on those features. (...)
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  17. added 2016-08-19
    Ben Ambridge, Amy Bidgood, Julian M. Pine, Caroline F. Rowland & Daniel Freudenthal (2016). Is Passive Syntax Semantically Constrained? Evidence From Adult Grammaticality Judgment and Comprehension Studies. Cognitive Science 40 (6):1435-1459.
    To explain the phenomenon that certain English verbs resist passivization, Pinker proposed a semantic constraint on the passive in the adult grammar: The greater the extent to which a verb denotes an action where a patient is affected or acted upon, the greater the extent to which it is compatible with the passive. However, a number of comprehension and production priming studies have cast doubt upon this claim, finding no difference between highly affecting agent-patient/theme-experiencer passives and non-actional experiencer theme passives. (...)
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  18. added 2016-08-19
    Adam J. L. Harris, Ulrike Hahn, Jens K. Madsen & Anne S. Hsu (2016). The Appeal to Expert Opinion: Quantitative Support for a Bayesian Network Approach. Cognitive Science 40 (6):1496-1533.
    The appeal to expert opinion is an argument form that uses the verdict of an expert to support a position or hypothesis. A previous scheme-based treatment of the argument form is formalized within a Bayesian network that is able to capture the critical aspects of the argument form, including the central considerations of the expert's expertise and trustworthiness. We propose this as an appropriate normative framework for the argument form, enabling the development and testing of quantitative predictions as to how (...)
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  19. added 2016-08-19
    Tal Linzen & T. Florian Jaeger (2016). Uncertainty and Expectation in Sentence Processing: Evidence From Subcategorization Distributions. Cognitive Science 40 (6):1382-1411.
    There is now considerable evidence that human sentence processing is expectation based: As people read a sentence, they use their statistical experience with their language to generate predictions about upcoming syntactic structure. This study examines how sentence processing is affected by readers' uncertainty about those expectations. In a self-paced reading study, we use lexical subcategorization distributions to factorially manipulate both the strength of expectations and the uncertainty about them. We compare two types of uncertainty: uncertainty about the verb's complement, reflecting (...)
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  20. added 2016-08-19
    Thomas M. Gruenenfelder, Gabriel Recchia, Tim Rubin & Michael N. Jones (2016). Graph‐Theoretic Properties of Networks Based on Word Association Norms: Implications for Models of Lexical Semantic Memory. Cognitive Science 40 (6):1460-1495.
    We compared the ability of three different contextual models of lexical semantic memory and of a simple associative model to predict the properties of semantic networks derived from word association norms. None of the semantic models were able to accurately predict all of the network properties. All three contextual models over-predicted clustering in the norms, whereas the associative model under-predicted clustering. Only a hybrid model that assumed that some of the responses were based on a contextual model and others on (...)
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  21. added 2016-08-19
    Jackson Tolins & Jean E. Fox Tree (2016). Overhearers Use Addressee Backchannels in Dialog Comprehension. Cognitive Science 40 (6):1412-1434.
    Observing others in conversation is a common format for comprehending language, yet little work has been done to understand dialog comprehension. We tested whether overhearers use addressee backchannels as predictive cues for how to integrate information across speaker turns during comprehension of spontaneously produced collaborative narration. In Experiment 1, words that followed specific backchannels were recognized more slowly than words that followed either generic backchannels or pauses. In Experiment 2, we found that when the turn after the backchannel was a (...)
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  22. added 2016-08-19
    William S. Horton & Richard J. Gerrig (2016). Revisiting the Memory‐Based Processing Approach to Common Ground. Topics in Cognitive Science 8 (3).
    Horton and Gerrig outlined a memory-based processing model of conversational common ground that provided a description of how speakers could both strategically and automatically gain access to information about others through domain-general memory processes acting over ordinary memory traces. In this article, we revisit this account, reviewing empirical findings that address aspects of this memory-based model. In doing so, we also take the opportunity to clarify what we believe this approach implies about the cognitive psychology of common ground, and just (...)
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  23. added 2016-08-18
    Ingrid Masson‐Carro, Martijn Goudbeek & Emiel Krahmer (2016). Imposing Cognitive Constraints on Reference Production: The Interplay Between Speech and Gesture During Grounding. Topics in Cognitive Science 8 (3):n/a-n/a.
    Past research has sought to elucidate how speakers and addressees establish common ground in conversation, yet few studies have focused on how visual cues such as co-speech gestures contribute to this process. Likewise, the effect of cognitive constraints on multimodal grounding remains to be established. This study addresses the relationship between the verbal and gestural modalities during grounding in referential communication. We report data from a collaborative task where repeated references were elicited, and a time constraint was imposed to increase (...)
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  24. added 2016-08-18
    Kirk W. Junker (2002). "Dediction". Futures (34):895-905.
    Of course it is not a word, this “dediction”; at least, not yet. But why not? As the story goes, James Joyce was once asked whether his habit of inventing words was because there were not enough words in the English language. He answered that there were enough words, just not the right words. To see whether “dediction” might be a “right word”, I begin by considering related terms, and then consider what they do for us—why do they exist and (...)
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  25. added 2016-08-17
    Theodore Bach (2015). Going Live: On the Value of a Newspaper-Centered Philosophy Seminar. American Association of Philosophy Teachers Studies in Pedagogy 1:191-200.
    For the last several years I have made the daily newspaper the pedagogical center piece of my philosophy seminar. This essay begins by describing the variations, themes, and logistics of this approach. The essay then offers several arguments in support of the value of this approach. The first argument references measurable indicators of success. A second argument contends that by “going live” with philosophical concepts, the newspaper-centered approach is uniquely well-positioned to motivate and excite the philosophy student. A third argument (...)
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  26. added 2016-08-16
    Robert Lepenies & Magdalena Malecka (2016). Nudges, Recht und Politik: Institutionelle Implikationen. Zeitschrift Für Praktische Philosophie 3 (1): 487–530.
    In diesem Beitrag argumentieren wir, dass eine umfassende Implementierung sogenannter Nudges weitreichende Auswirkungen für rechtliche und politische Institutionen hat. Die wissenschaftliche Diskussion zu Nudges ist derzeit hauptsächlich von philosophischen Theorien geprägt, die im Kern einen individualistischen Ansatz vertreten. Unsere Analyse bezieht sich auf die Art und Weise, in der sich Anhänger des Nudging neuster Erkenntnisse aus den Verhaltenswissenschaften bedienen – immer in der Absicht, diese für effektives Regieren einzusetzen. Wir unterstreichen, dass die meisten Nudges, die derzeit entweder diskutiert werden oder (...)
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  27. added 2016-08-16
    Sara Valente (2016). The Hysterical Anorexia Epidemic in the French Nineteenth-Century. Dialogues in Philosophy, Mental and Neuro Sciences 9 (1):22-23.
    The official birth of hysterical anorexia is attributed to the French alienist Ernest Charles Lasègue (1816-1883). Starting from his 1873 article, anorexia as a ‘new’ psychopathological picture is subjected to extensive clinical and theoreticalstudy. This paper is not an analysis about the process through which anorexia was formalized as specific psychiatric condition. Rather, it focuses on another important issue: the possibility that the ‘same’ disorder may have different meaning depending on the historical period considered. Furthermore, it is asserted that the (...)
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  28. added 2016-08-16
    Hane Htut Maung (2016). In Defence of Chalmers: A Comment on Korf. Dialogues in Philosophy, Mental and Neuro Sciences 9 (1):32-33.
  29. added 2016-08-16
    Robert Henman (2016). Implementing Generalized Empirical Method in Neuroscience by Functionally Ordering Tasks. Dialogues in Philosophy, Mental and Neuro Sciences 9 (1):10-21.
    This article outlines a method of collaboration that will manifest a high probability of cumulative and progressive results in science. The method will accomplish this through a division of labour grounded in the order of occurrence of human cognitional operations. The following article explores the possibility of a method known as functional specialization, distinct tasks presently operative in neuroscience. Functional specialization will enhance collaboration within a science as well as initiate implementation of generalized empirical method. Implementation of generalized empirical method (...)
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  30. added 2016-08-13
    Giuseppe Iurato, Andrei Khrennikov & Fionn Murtagh (forthcoming). Formal Foundations for the Origins of Human Consciousness. P-Adic Numbers, Ultrametric Analysis, and Applications.
    In the framework of p-adic analysis (the simplest version of analysis on trees in which hierarchic structures are presented through ultrametric distance) applied to formalize psychic phenomena, we would like to propose some possible first hypotheses about the origins of human consciousness centered on the basic notion of time symmetry breaking as meant according to quantum field theory of infinite systems. Starting with Freud's psychophysical (hydraulic) model of unconscious and conscious flows of psychic energy based on the three-orders mental representation, (...)
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  31. added 2016-08-13
    Solène Le Bars, Yi-Fang Hsu & Florian Waszak (2016). The Impact of Subliminal Effect Images in Voluntary Vs. Stimulus-Driven Actions. Cognition 156:6-15.
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  32. added 2016-08-13
    Mélanie Havy & Sandra R. Waxman (2016). Naming Influences 9-Month-Olds’ Identification of Discrete Categories Along a Perceptual Continuum. Cognition 156:41-51.
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  33. added 2016-08-13
    Andrew Martin, Yosuke Igarashi, Nobuyuki Jincho & Reiko Mazuka (2016). Utterances in Infant-Directed Speech Are Shorter, Not Slower. Cognition 156:52-59.
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    Andrew R. Todd & Austin J. Simpson (2016). Anxiety Impairs Spontaneous Perspective Calculation: Evidence From a Level-1 Visual Perspective-Taking Task. Cognition 156:88-94.
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  35. added 2016-08-13
    Filomena Anelli, Elisa Ciaramelli, Shahar Arzy & Francesca Frassinetti (2016). Prisms to Travel in Time: Investigation of Time-Space Association Through Prismatic Adaptation Effect on Mental Time Travel. Cognition 156:1-5.
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    Caren M. Walker, Sophie Bridgers & Alison Gopnik (2016). The Early Emergence and Puzzling Decline of Relational Reasoning: Effects of Knowledge and Search on Inferring Abstract Concepts. Cognition 156:30-40.
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  37. added 2016-08-13
    Yi Ting Huang & Alison R. Arnold (2016). Word Learning in Linguistic Context: Processing and Memory Effects. Cognition 156:71-87.
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  38. added 2016-08-13
    Michele Scaltritti, Barbara Arfé, Mark Torrance & Francesca Peressotti (2016). Typing Pictures: Linguistic Processing Cascades Into Finger Movements. Cognition 156:16-29.
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    Katy Borodkin, Yoed N. Kenett, Miriam Faust & Nira Mashal (2016). When Pumpkin is Closer to Onion Than to Squash: The Structure of the Second Language Lexicon. Cognition 156:60-70.
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  40. added 2016-08-11
    Jakub Jonkisz (2016). Subjectivity: A Case of Biological Individuation and an Adaptive Response to Informational Overflow. Frontiers in Psychology 7 (1206).
    The article presents a perspective on the scientific explanation of the subjectivity of conscious experience. It proposes plausible answers for two empirically valid questions: the ‘how’ question concerning the developmental mechanisms of subjectivity, and the ‘why’ question concerning its function. Biological individuation, which is acquired in several different stages, serves as a provisional description of how subjective perspectives may have evolved. To the extent that an individuated informational space seems the most efficient way for a given organism to select biologically (...)
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    Joachim Funke (2014). Analysis of Minimal Complex Systems and Complex Problem Solving Require Different Forms of Causal Cognition. Frontiers in Psychology 5.
    In the last 20 years, a stream of research emerged under the label of „complex problem solving“ (CPS). This research was intended to describe the way people deal with complex, dynamic, and intransparent situations. Complex computer-simulated scenarios were as stimulus material in psychological experiments. This line of research lead to subtle insights into the way how people deal with complexity and uncertainty. Besides these knowledge-rich, realistic, intransparent, complex, dynamic scenarios with many variables, a second line of research used more simple, (...)
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  42. added 2016-08-11
    Alina Steinhorst & Joachim Funke (2014). Mirror Neuron Activity is No Proof for Action Understanding. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8 (333):1-4.
    We focus on the thesis that action understanding is a function of the mirror neuron system. According to our opinion, understanding is a process that runs through hermeneutic circles from the “Vorverständnis” (“previous understanding”) to steps of deeper understanding. Our critique relates to the narrow neuroscientific definition of action understanding as the capacity to recognize several movements as belonging to one action. After a reconstruction of the model's developments, we will challenge the claims of the model by Rizzolatti and Sinigaglia (...)
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    Alina Steinhorst & Joachim Funke (2014). Mirror Neuron Activity is No Proof for Action Understanding. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8 (333):1-4.
    We focus on the thesis that action understanding is a function of the mirror neuron system. According to our opinion, understanding is a process that runs through hermeneutic circles from the “Vorverständnis” (“previous understanding”) to steps of deeper understanding. Our critique relates to the narrow neuroscientific definition of action understanding as the capacity to recognize several movements as belonging to one action. After a reconstruction of the model's developments, we will challenge the claims of the model by Rizzolatti and Sinigaglia (...)
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    Alina Steinhorst & Joachim Funke (2014). Mirror Neuron Activity is No Proof for Action Understanding. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8 (333):1-4.
    We focus on the thesis that action understanding is a function of the mirror neuron system. According to our opinion, understanding is a process that runs through hermeneutic circles from the “Vorverständnis” (“previous understanding”) to steps of deeper understanding. Our critique relates to the narrow neuroscientific definition of action understanding as the capacity to recognize several movements as belonging to one action. After a reconstruction of the model's developments, we will challenge the claims of the model by Rizzolatti and Sinigaglia (...)
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  45. added 2016-08-06
    Jeffrey N. Rouder, Richard D. Morey, Josine Verhagen, Jordan M. Province & Eric‐Jan Wagenmakers (2016). Is There a Free Lunch in Inference? Topics in Cognitive Science 8 (3):520-547.
    The field of psychology, including cognitive science, is vexed by a crisis of confidence. Although the causes and solutions are varied, we focus here on a common logical problem in inference. The default mode of inference is significance testing, which has a free lunch property where researchers need not make detailed assumptions about the alternative to test the null hypothesis. We present the argument that there is no free lunch; that is, valid testing requires that researchers test the null against (...)
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  46. added 2016-08-06
    Thomas L. Griffiths, Joshua T. Abbott & Anne S. Hsu (2016). Exploring Human Cognition Using Large Image Databases. Topics in Cognitive Science 8 (3):569-588.
    Most cognitive psychology experiments evaluate models of human cognition using a relatively small, well-controlled set of stimuli. This approach stands in contrast to current work in neuroscience, perception, and computer vision, which have begun to focus on using large databases of natural images. We argue that natural images provide a powerful tool for characterizing the statistical environment in which people operate, for better evaluating psychological theories, and for bringing the insights of cognitive science closer to real applications. We discuss how (...)
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  47. added 2016-08-06
    Morten H. Christiansen & Padraic Monaghan (2016). Division of Labor in Vocabulary Structure: Insights From Corpus Analyses. Topics in Cognitive Science 8 (3):610-624.
    Psychologists have used experimental methods to study language for more than a century. However, only with the recent availability of large-scale linguistic databases has a more complete picture begun to emerge of how language is actually used, and what information is available as input to language acquisition. Analyses of such “big data” have resulted in reappraisals of key assumptions about the nature of language. As an example, we focus on corpus-based research that has shed new light on the arbitrariness of (...)
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  48. added 2016-08-05
    Paul D. Thorn & Gerhard Schurz (2016). Attractivity Weighting: Take-the-Best's Foolproof Sibling. In A. Papafragou, D. Grodner, D. Mirman & J. C. Trueswell (eds.), Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Cognitive Science Society 456-461.
    We describe a prediction method called "Attractivity Weighting" (AW). In the case of cue-based paired comparison tasks, AW's prediction is based on a weighted average of the cue values of the most successful cues. In many situations, AW's prediction is based on the cue value of the most successful cue, resulting in behavior similar to Take-the-Best (TTB). Unlike TTB, AW has a desirable characteristic called "access optimality": Its long-run success is guaranteed to be at least as great as the most (...)
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  49. added 2016-08-04
    David Vinson, Pamela Perniss, Neil Fox & Gabriella Vigliocco (2016). Comprehending Sentences With the Body: Action Compatibility in British Sign Language? Cognitive Science 40 (6):n/a-n/a.
    Previous studies show that reading sentences about actions leads to specific motor activity associated with actually performing those actions. We investigate how sign language input may modulate motor activation, using British Sign Language sentences, some of which explicitly encode direction of motion, versus written English, where motion is only implied. We find no evidence of action simulation in BSL comprehension, but we find effects of action simulation in comprehension of written English sentences by deaf native BSL signers. These results provide (...)
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    Jyotsna Vaid & Lisa Geraci (forthcoming). An Examination of Women's Professional Visibility in Cognitive Psychology. Feminism and Psychology.
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