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CogSci 2008

30th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society

July 23-26, 2008    Washington, DC, USA

Friday, July 25, 2008


Plenary Talk
Regency Ballroom    (Friday, July 25, 2008, 8:15 am)

Face and Word Processing: Two Sides of the Same Brain (Page 379)
David C. Plaut (Carnegie Mellon University)

Rumelhart Symposium
Session Chair: Michael Tarr    Regency Ballroom  (Friday, July 25, 2008, 9:30 am)

Rumelhart Symposium: Integrating Human and Machine Vision: In Honor of Shimon Ullman (Page 381)
Michael J. Tarr (Brown University)
Marlene Behrmann (Carnegie Mellon University)
Christof Koch (California Institute of Technology)
Nikos Logothetis (Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics)
Rafi Malach (Weizmann Institute of Science)

Please note: In addition to the CD-ROM materials CSJ Archive contains slides and video clips of the 2008 Rumelhart Prize Lecture & Symposium, as well as the two 30th Anniversary Symposia.

The Nature of Learning and Representation
Session Chair: Bob Berwick    Ambassador Ballroom   (Friday, July 25, 2008, 9:30 am)

Poverty of the Stimulus' Revisited: Recent Challenges Reconsidered (Page 383)
Robert C. Berwick (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Noam Chomsky (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Modeling The Fan Effect Using Dynamically Structured Holographic Memory (Page 385)
Matthew F. Rutledge-Taylor (Carleton University)
Robert L. West (Carleton University)

Trade-off Between Capacity and Generalization in a Model of Memory (Page 391)
Guy Tannenbaum (Tel Aviv University)
Yehezkel Yeshurun (Tel Aviv University)
Shimon Edelman (Cornell University)

The Impact of Labels on Visual Categorisation: a Neural Network Model (Page 397)
Valentina Gliozzi (Universitá di Torino)
Julien Mayor (University of Oxford)
Jon-Fan Hu (University of Oxford)
Kim Plunkett (University of Oxford)

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Concepts and Categories
Session Chair: Brian Murphy    Empire Room    (Friday, July 25, 2008, 9:30 am)

Distinguishing Concept Categories from Single-Trial Electrophysiological Activity (Page 403)
Brian Murphy (University of Trento)
Michele Dalponte (University of Trento)
Massimo Poesio (University of Trento)
Lorenzo Bruzzone (University of Trento)

Categorizing Fragments of Exemplars: Experimental and Computational Results (Page 409)
Harlan D. Harris (New York University)

Modeling Category Intuitiveness (Page 415)
Emmanuel M. Pothos (Swansea University)
Amotz Perlman (Swansea University)
Darren J. Edwards (Swansea University)
Todd M. Gureckis (New York University)
Peter M. Hines (University of York)
Nick Chater (UCL)

Illusory Correlation as the Outcome of Experience Sampling (Page 421)
Jerker Denrell (Stanford University)
Gaël Le Mens (Stanford University)

Language and Cognition
Session Chair: Lera Boroditsky     Regency Ballroom    (Friday, July 25, 2008 11:15 am)

Do English and Mandarin Speakers Think Differently About Time? (Page 427)
Lera Boroditsky (Stanford University)

Using the Distributional Statistics of Speech Sounds for Weighting and Integrating Acoustic Cues (Page 433)
Joseph C. Toscano (University of Iowa)
Bob McMurray (University of Iowa)

Language as a Cognitive Technology: English-Speakers Match Like Pirahã When You Don't Let Them Count (Page 439)
Michael C. Frank (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Evelina Fedorenko (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Edward Gibson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

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Visual Word Recognition at Multiple Grain Sizes
Session Chair: Jason Zevin    Ambassador Ballroom    (Friday, July 25, 2008 11:15 am)

Division of Labor between Semantics and Phonology in Normal and Disordered Reading Development Across Languages (Page 445)
Jianfeng Yang (Weill Cornell Medical College)
Bruce D. Mccandliss (Weill Cornell Medical College)
Hua Shu (Beijing Normal University)
Jason D. Zevin (Weill Cornell Medical College)

Variable Vulnerability of Words to Visual Impairment: Exploring grain-size Effects in Reading (Page 451)
Giovanni Pagliuca (University of York)
Padraic Monaghan (Lancaster University)
Robert McIntosh (University of Edinburgh)

Constraints for Computational Models of Reading: Evidence from learning lexical stress (Page 457)
Padraic Monaghan (Lancaster University)
Joanne Arciuli (Sydney University)
Nada Seva (University of York)

Cognitive Development
Session Chair: Aaron Buss    Empire Room   (Friday, July 25, 2008 11:15 am)

The Emergence of Rule Use: A dynamic neural field model of the DCCS (Page 463)
Aaron Buss (University of Iowa)
John P. Spencer (University of Iowa)

Automatic and Voluntary Shifts of Attention in the Dimensional Change Card Sorting Task (Page 469)
Anna V. Fisher (Carnegie Mellon University)

Analogy-Making in Children: The importance of processing constraints (Page 475)
Jean-Pierre Thibaut (University of Poitiers)
Robert French (University of Burgundy)
Milena Vezneva (University of Burgundy and University of Poitiers)

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Evaluating Judgments and Meaning
Session Chair: Robert Lindsey    Diplomat Room   (Friday, July 25, 2008 11:15 am)

BLOSSOM: Best Path Length on a Semantic Self-Organizing Map (Page 481)
Robert V. Lindsey (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
Michael J. Stipicevic (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
Vladislav D. Veksler (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
Wayne D. Gray (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)

Experience with a Computer Word-Entry Method in Processing Chinese Characters by Fluent Typists (Page 487)
Jenn-Yeu Chen (National Cheng Kung University)
Chun-Yu Chuang (National Cheng Kung University)

More-Or-Less Elicitation (MOLE): Testing a Heuristic Elicitation Method (Page 493)
Matthew B. Welsh (University of Adelaide)
Michael D. Lee (University of California at Irvine)
Steve H. Begg (University of Adelaide)

Overcoming Misconceptions During Learning
Session Chair: David Trumpower     Palladian Room    (Friday, July 25, 2008 11:15 am)

Naïve Statistics: Intuitive Analysis of Variance (Page 499)
David L. Trumpower (University of Ottawa)
Olga Fellus (University of Ottawa)

An Empirical Study of Errors in Translating Natural Language into Logic (Page 505)
Dave Barker-Plummer (Stanford University)
Richard Cox (University of Sussex)
Robert Dale (Macquarie University)
John Etchemendy (Stanford University)

Learning Associations That Run Counter to Biases in Learning: Overcoming Overshadowing and Learned Inattention (Page 511)
Andrew F. Heckler (Ohio State University)
Jennifer A. Kaminski (Ohio State University)
Vladimir M. Sloutsky (Ohio State University)

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Discussion
Blue Room    (Friday, July 25, 2008 11:15 am)

Human Dimension & Cognitive Performance (Page 517)
Brigadier General Peter Palmer (US Army Training and Doctrine Command)

Higher-Order Cognition
Session Chair: Andres Guiral     Executive Room    (Friday, July 25, 2008 11:15 am)

A Cognitive Model Testing Moral Seduction Theory: Unconscious Bias and the Role Played by Expertise (Page 519)
Andrés Guiral (University of Alcalá, Madrid)
Emiliano Ruiz (University of Cádiz)
Waymond Rodgers (University of California, Riverside)
José A Gonzalo (University of Alcalá, Madrid)

The 'Hard' Problem and Neural Correlates of Consciousness (Page 525)
Peter Slezak (University of New South Wales)

Processes and Constraints in Explanatory Scientific Discovery (Page 527)
Pat Langley (Stanford University)
Will Bridewell (Stanford University)

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Symposium
Regency Ballroom    (Friday, July 25, 2008, 1:45 pm)

Cognitive Science and Education Research: Engaging Issues of Social Context (Page 529)
Gregg Solomon (National Science Foundation)
Rochel Gelman (Rutgers University)
Doug Medin (Northwestern University)
Nancy Nersessian (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Laura Schulz (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Megan Bang (TERC)
Christine Massey (University of Pennsylvania)
Kimberly Brenneman (Rutgers University)
Wendy Newstetter (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Language and Concepts
Session Chair: Thomas Shultz    Ambassador Ballroom   (Friday, July 25, 2008, 1:45 pm)

Acquisition of Concepts with Characteristic and Defining Features (Page 531)
Thomas Shultz (McGill University)
Jean-Philippe Thivierge (Indiana University)
Kristin Laurin (University of Waterloo)

Two Eras in Learning Theory: Implications for Cognitively Faithful Models of Language Acquisition and Change (Page 537)
Partha Niyogi (University of Chicago)
Robert C. Berwick (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Treebank Parsing and Knowledge of Language: A Cognitive Perspective (Page 539)
Sandiway Fong (University of Arizona)
Robert C. Berwick (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Advances in Modeling Human Category Learning with DIVA (Page 545)
Kenneth J. Kurtz (Binghamton University)

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Decision Making
Session Chair: Daniel Navarro    Empire Room    (Friday, July 25, 2008, 1:45 pm)

A Test of the Decision-Time Predictions of the `Take the Best' Model (Page 547)
Benjamin Schultz (University of Adelaide)
Daniel J. Navarro (University of Adelaide)

A Bayesian Model of How People Search Online Consumer Reviews (Page 553)
Stelios Lelis (Manchester Business School)
Andrew Howes (Manchester Business School)

From Reduction Back to Higher Levels (Page 559)
William Bechtel (University of California at San Diego)
Adele Abrahamsen (University of California at San Diego)

Stopping Rules and Memory Search Termination Decisions (Page 565)
J. Isaiah Harbison (University of Maryland)
Eddy J. Davelaar (University of London)
Michael R. Dougherty (University of Maryland)

Problem Solving
Session Chair: Julie Booth     Diplomat Room    (Friday, July 25, 2008, 1:45 pm)

Key Misconceptions in Algebraic Problem Solving (Page 571)
Julie L. Booth (Carnegie Mellon University)
Kenneth R. Koedinger (Carnegie Mellon University)

The Effects of Disease Category on Diagnostic Problem Solving in Mammography (Page 577)
Roger Azevedo (University of Memphis)
Gwyneth Lewis (University of Memphis)
Roberta Klatzky (Carnegie Mellon University)
Emily Siler (University of Memphis)

The Effects of Peer Information on Problem-Solving in a Networked Group (Page 583)
Thomas N. Wisdom (Indiana University)
Xianfeng Song (Indiana University)
Robert L. Goldstone (Indiana University)

Worked Examples and Tutored Problem Solving: Redundant or Synergistic Forms of Support? (Page 589)
Ron J. C. M. Salden (Carnegie Mellon University)
Vincent A. W. M. M. Aleven (Carnegie Mellon University)
Alexander Renkl (University of Freiburg)
Rolf Schwonke (University of Freiburg)

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Language I
Session Chair: Nathaniel Smith     Palladian Room    (Friday, July 25, 2008, 1:45 pm)

Optimal Processing Times in Reading: A Formal Model and Empirical Investigation (Page 595)
Nathaniel J. Smith (University of California at San Diego)
Roger Levy (University of California at San Diego)

The Advantage of the Ungrammatical (Page 601)
Laura Staum Casasanto (Stanford University)
Ivan A. Sag (Stanford University)

Assessing the Structure of Verbal Protocols (Page 607)
Stacey A. Todaro (Northern Illinois University)
Joseph P. Magliano (Northern Illinois University)
Keith K. Millis (Northern Illinois University)
Danielle S. McNamara (University of Memphis)
Christopher A. Kurby (Washington University, St. Louis)

Are Three Words All We Need? Recognizing Genre at the Sub-Sentential Level (Page 613)
Philip M. McCarthy (The University of Memphis)
Stephen W. W. Briner (DePaul University)
John C. Myers (The University of Memphis)
Arthur C. Graesser (The University of Memphis)
Danielle S. McNamara (The University of Memphis)

Processes of Attention and Control
Session Chair: Sunny Khemlani    Blue Room    (Friday, July 25, 2008, 1:45 pm)

Syllogistic Reasoning with Generic Premises: The Generic Overgeneralization Effect (Page 619)
Sangeet Khemlani (Princeton University)
Sarah-Jane Leslie (Princeton University)
Sam Glucksberg (Princeton University)

Opponent Process Control in Linked, Dynamical Agents (Page 625)
Ronnie G. Ward (Texas A&M University)
Robert Ward (Bangor University)

A Computational Model of the Visual Oddity Task (Page 631)
Andrew Lovett (Northwestern University)
Kate Lockwood (Northwestern University)
Kenneth Forbus (Northwestern University)

Counting Sheep Is a Good Way to Get to Sleep, but the Occasional Aardvark Will Wake You Up: How a Salient Event Improves Performance (Page 637)
Bella Z. Veksler (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
Wayne D. Gray (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)

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30th Anniversary Symposium I: Trajectories of Cognitive Science Perspectives
Session Chair: Lawrence Barsalou     Regency Ballroom    (Friday, July 25, 2008, 3:30 pm)

CogSci 2008 30th Anniversary Symposia (Page 643)
John R. Anderson (Carnegie Mellon University)
James L. McClelland (Stanford University)
Linda B. Smith (Indiana University)
Edwin Hutchins (University of California at San Diego)
Lawrence W. Barsalou (Emory University)
Dedre Gentner (Northwestern University)
Kenneth D. Forbus (Northwestern University)
William Bechtel (University of California at San Diego)
Elissa L. Newport (University of Rochester)
Douglas L. Medin (Northwestern University)

Please note: In addition to the CD-ROM materials CSJ Archive contains slides and video clips of the 2008 Rumelhart Prize Lecture & Symposium, as well as the two 30th Anniversary Symposia.

Semantic Interference
Session Chair: Leendert van Maanen     Ambassador Ballroom   (Friday, July 25, 2008, 3:30 pm)

The Picture-Word Interference Effect is a Stroop Effect After All (Page 645)
Leendert van Maanen (University of Groningen)
Hedderik van Rijn (University of Groningen)

Priming and Lexical Interference in Infancy (Page 651)
Suzy J. Styles (University of Oxford)
Natalia Arias-Trejo (University of Oxford)
Kim Plunkett (University of Oxford)

On the Persistence of Structural Priming: Mechanisms of Decay and Influence of Word-Forms (Page 657)
Gaurav Malhotra (University of Edinburgh)
Martin Pickering (University of Edinburgh)
Holly Branigan (University of Edinburgh)
James A. Bednar (University of Edinburgh)

Effect of Global Context on Homophone Ambiguity Resolution (Page 663)
Daniel Mirman (University of Connecticut)
James S. Magnuson (University of Connecticut)
Ted J. Strauss (University of Connecticut)
James A. Dixon (University of Connecticut)

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Children's Understanding of Conceptual Primitives
Session Chair: John Opfer      Empire Room    (Friday, July 25, 2008, 3:30 pm)

Representational Change and Numerical Estimation: Effect of Progressive Alignment on the Breadth of Transfer (Page 669)
Clarissa A. Thompson (The Ohio State University)
John E. Opfer (The Ohio State University)

Timing of Adults' Utterances and Interpretation of Word Meanings in a Discrepant Labeling Situation (Page 675)
Tetsuya Yasuda (Tokyo Denki University)
Harumi Kobayashi (Tokyo Denki University)

The Structural Alignment and Comparison of Events in Verb Acquisition (Page 681)
Jane B. Childers (Trinity University)

Will It Float? How Invariance Affects Children's Understanding of Object Density (Page 687)
Heidi Kloos (University of Cincinnati)

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