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CogSci 2008

30th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society

July 23-26, 2008    Washington, DC, USA

Saturday, July 26, 2008


Symposium
Regency Ballroom    (Saturday, July 26, 2008, 9:30 am)

Understanding Why: The cognitive science of explanation (Page 693)
Tania Lombrozo (University of California at Berkeley)
Steven Sloman (Brown University)
Michael Strevens (New York University)
J. D. Trout (Loyola University Chicago)
Deena Skolnick Weisberg (Yale University)

Symposium
Ambassador Ballroom   (Saturday, July 26, 2008, 9:30 am)

Enhancing Learning Using Adaptive Computerized Tutoring in K-12 Settings (Page 695)
Carol O'Donnell (U.S. Department of Education)
Robin Harwood (U.S. Department of Education)
Barry Gholson (The University of Memphis)
Art Graesser (The University of Memphis)
Scotty D. Craig (The University of Memphis)
Wayne Ward (University of Colorado)
Ronald Cole (Boulder Technologies)
Gautam Biswas (Vanderbilt University)
Daniel Schwartz (Stanford University)
Kefyn M. Catley (Western Carolina University)
Stephanie Siler (Carnegie Mellon University)

Computational Approaches to Language Learning
Session Chair: Julian Mayor    Empire Room    (Saturday, July 26, 2008, 9:30 am)

Learning to Associate Object Categories and Label Categories: A Self-Organising Model (Page 697)
Julien Mayor (University of Oxford)
Kim Plunkett (University of Oxford)

A Probabilistic Incremental Model of Word Learning in the Presence of Referential Uncertainty (Page 703)
Afsaneh Fazly (University of Toronto)
Afra Alishahi (University of Toronto)
Suzanne Stevenson (University of Toronto)

A Connectionist Simulation of Structural Rule Learning in Language Acquisition (Page 709)
Aarre Laakso (Indiana University)
Paco Calvo (Universidad de Murcia)

Mutual Exclusivity in Cross-Situational Statistical Learning (Page 715)
Daniel Yurovsky (Indiana University)
Chen Yu (Indiana University)

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Language II
Session Chair: Meredith Brown    Diplomat Room    (Saturday, July 26, 2008, 9:30 am)

Syntax and Discourse Constraints Interact at the Level of Structural Representation: Evidence from On-line Sentence Comprehension (Page 721)
Meredith Brown (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Virginia Savova (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Edward Gibson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Language Abstraction: Consolidation of Language Structure During Sleep (Page 727)
Michelle C. St. Clair (University of Manchester)
Padraic Monaghan (University of Lancaster)

Generalization and Systematicity in Echo State Networks (Page 733)
Stefan L. Frank (University of Amsterdam)
Michal Čerňanský (Slovak University of Technology)

Mechanisms of Verb Inflection — Regular vs. Irregular or Easy vs. Hard? (Page 739)
Gert Westermann (Oxford Brookes University)
Vanja Kovic (Oxford Brookes University)
Nicolas Ruh (Oxford Brookes University)

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Models of Conceptual Structure
Session Chair: Lei Shi     Palladian Room   (Saturday, July 26, 2008, 9:30 am)

Performing Bayesian Inference with Exemplar Models (Page 745)
Lei Shi (University of California at Berkeley)
Naomi H. Feldman (Brown University)
Thomas L. Griffiths (University of California at Berkeley)

Learning a Hierarchical Organization of Categories (Page 751)
Steven Verheyen (University of Leuven)
Eef Ameel (University of Leuven)
Timothy T. Rogers (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Gert Storms (University of Leuven)

Modeling Typicality: Extending the Prototype View (Page 757)
Wouter Voorspoels (K.U. Leuven)
Wolf Vanpaemel (K.U. Leuven)
Gert Storms (K.U. Leuven)

Principles of Generalization for Learning Sequential Structure in Language (Page 763)
Michael C. Frank (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Denise Ichinco (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Joshua B. Tenenbaum (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Problem Solving
Session Chair: Ming Ming Chiu     Blue Room    (Saturday, July 26, 2008, 9:30 am)

Statistical Discourse Analysis of Group Problem Solving (Page 769)
Ming Ming Chiu (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Upsides and Downsides of Gesturing in Problem Solving (Page 775)
Patrick J. Cushen (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Jennifer Wiley (University of Illinois at Chicago)

Compound Analogical Design, Or How to Make a Surfboard Disappear (Page 781)
Michael E. Helms (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Swaroop Vattam (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Ashok Goel (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Social Science: Complex Cognition in Early AIDS Research (Page 787)
Katherine D. Lippa (Wright State University)
Valerie L. Shalin (Wright State University)

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Language Comprehension and Processing
Session Chair: Alexia Toskos Dils     Regency Ballroom     (Saturday, July 26, 2008 11:15 am)

Motion Language Shapes People's Interpretation of Unrelated Ambiguous Figures (Page 793)
Alexia Toskos Dils (Stanford University)
Lera Boroditsky (Stanford University)

Does Social Information Influence Sentence Processing? (Page 799)
Laura Staum Casasanto (Stanford University)

The Role of Cognitive Functions in Communication: The case of traumatic brain injury (Page 805)
Romina Angeleri (University and Polytechnic of Turin)
Francesca M. Bosco (University and Polytechnic of Turin & Neuroscience Institute of Turin)
Katiuscia Sacco (University and Polytechnic of Turin Neuroscience Institute of Turin, & Koelliker Hospital, Turin)
Marina Zettin (Centro Puzzle)
Livia Colle (University and Polytechnic of Turin & Neuroscience Institute of Turin)
Bruno G. Bara (University and Polytechnic of Turin & Neuroscience Institute of Turin)

Practice, Practice, Practice
Session Chair: Aryn Pyke     Ambassador Ballroom    (Saturday, July 26, 2008 11:15 am)

Why Do The Math? The Impact of Calculator Use on Participants' Actual and Perceived Retention of Arithmetic Facts (Page 811)
Aryn Pyke (Carleton University)
Jo-Anne LeFevre (Carleton University)
Ruby Isaacs (Carleton University)

To Understand Your Understanding, One Must Understand What Understanding Means (Page 817)
Jennifer Wiley (UIC)
Thomas D. Griffin (UIC)
Keith W. Thiede (Boise State University)

The Role of Deliberate Practice in Expertise: Necessary but Not Sufficient (Page 823)
Fernand Gobet (Brunel University)

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Reasoning
Session Chair: Thomas Shultz     Empire Room     (Saturday, July 26, 2008 11:15 am)

A Computational Developmental Model of the Implicit False Belief Task (Page 825)
Vincent G. Berthiaume (McGill University)
Kristine H. Onishi (McGill University)
Thomas R. Shultz (McGill University)

The Strategy Behind Belief Revision: A Matter of Judging Probability or the Use of Mental Models? (Page 831)
Ann G. Wolf (Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen)
Markus Knauff (Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen)

Training a Bayesian: Three-and-a-half-year-olds' Reasoning about Ambiguous Evidence (Page 837)
Elizabeth Baraff Bonawitz (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Adina Fischer (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Laura Schulz (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Mental and Spatial Representations
Session Chair: Thomas Hills    Diplomat Room    (Saturday, July 26, 2008 11:15 am)

Evidence for Generalized Cognitive Search Processes at Multiple Levels in a Hierarchical Problem Solving Task (Page 843)
Thomas T. Hills (Indiana University)
Robert L. Goldstone (Indiana University)
Peter M. Todd (Indiana University)

The Role of Internal Information in the Spatial Learning Task through Path Integration (Page 845)
Kayoko Ohtsu (Waseda University)

Situated and Prospective Path Planning: Route Choice in an Urban Environment (Page 851)
Jan M. Wiener (University of Freiburg)
Thora Tenbrink (University of Bremen)
Jakob Henschel (University of Freiburg)
Christoph Hölscher (University of Freiburg)

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Higher-Order Cognition
Session Chair: Janet Hui-wen Hsiao    Palladian Room    (Saturday, July 26, 2008 11:15 am)

Hemispheric Asymmetry in Visual Perception Arises from Differential Encoding Beyond the Sensory Level (Page 857)
Janet Hui-Wen Hsiao (University of California at San Diego)
Reza Shahbazi (University of California at San Diego)
Garrison W. Cottrell (University of California at San Diego)

Can Relationality Be Distinguished from Abstractness in Noun Mutability? (Page 863)
Dedre Gentner (Northwestern University)
Jennifer A. Asmuth (Northwestern University)

Tracks in the Mind: Differential Entrenchment of Common and Rare Liturgical and Everyday Multiword Phrases in Religious and Secular Hebrew Speakers (Page 869)
Jonathan Berant (Tel-Aviv University)
Catherine Caldwell-Harris (Boston University)
Shimon Edelman (Cornell University)

The Nature of Human Capacity Limitations
Session Chair: Brad Love     Blue Room    (Saturday, July 26, 2008 11:15 am)

Predicting Information Needs: Adaptive Display in Dynamic Environments (Page 875)
Bradley C. Love (The University of Texas at Austin)
Matt Jones (The University of Colorado at Boulder)
Marc T. Tomlinson (The University of Texas at Austin)
Michael Howe (The University of Texas at Austin)

Decoupling of Intuitions and Performance in the Use of Complex Visual Displays (Page 881)
Mary Hegarty (University of California Santa Barbara)
Harvey S. Smallman (Pacific Science and Engineering Group)
Andrew T. Stull (University of California Santa Barbara)

Efficient Coding in Visual Short-Term Memory: Evidence for an Information-Limited Capacity (Page 887)
Timothy F. Brady (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Talia Konkle (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
George A. Alvarez (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

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Culture, Cognition, and Mathematics
Session Chair: Lindsey Richland    Executive Room    (Saturday, July 26, 2008 11:15 am)

Gesturing to Promote Higher-Order Thinking: Cross-Cultural Differences (Page 893)
Lindsey E. Richland (University of California at Irvine)

Cultural Mixture Modeling: Identifying Cultural Consensus (and Disagreement) Using Finite Mixture Modeling (Page 899)
Shane T. Mueller (Klein Associates Division, ARA Inc.)
Elizabeth S. Veinott (Klein Associates Division, ARA Inc.)

Extending the Limits of Counting in Oceania: Adapting Tools for Numerical Cognition to Cultural Needs (Page 905)
Andrea Bender (University of Freiburg)
Sieghard Beller (University of Freiburg)

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Symposium
Regency Ballroom    (Saturday, July 26, 2008, 1:45 pm)

Rules and Exemplars in Language Acquisition (Page 911)
Rens Bod (University of Amsterdam)
Gideon Borensztajn (University of Amsterdam)
Daniel Freudenthal (University of Liverpool)
Julian Pine (University of Liverpool)
Fernand Gobet (Brunel University)
Carla L. Hudson Kam (University of California at Berkeley)
Alexander Clark (Royal Holloway University of London)
Willam G. Sakas (City University of New York)

Symposium
Ambassador Ballroom   (Saturday, July 26, 2008, 1:45 pm)

Integrating Cognitive Architectures with External Environments: Approaches and Contributions to Validation (Page 913)
Glenn Gunzelmann (Air Force Research Laboratory)
Art Pope (SET Corporation)
Robert Wray (Soar Technology, Inc.)
Bradley J. Best (Adaptive Cognitive Systems, LLC)
J. Gregory Trafton (Naval Research Laboratory)

Analogy and Reasoning
Session Chair: Iris van Rooij     Empire Room    (Saturday, July 26, 2008, 1:45 pm)

Identifying Sources of Intractability in Cognitive Models: An Illustration Using Analogical Structure Mapping (Page 915)
Iris van Rooij (Nijmegen Institute for Cognition and Information)
Patricia Evans (Faculty of Computer Science)
Moritz Müller (University of Freiberg)
Jason Gedge (Department of Computer Science)
Todd Wareham (Department of Computer Science)

Similarity Between Propositional Elements Does Not Always Determine Judgments of Analogical Relatedness (Page 921)
Ricardo A. Minervino (Conicet)
Nicolás Oberholzer (Universidad de Buenos Aires)
Máximo Trench (Universidad de Buenos Aires)

Mapping and Inference in Analogical Problem Solving — As Much as Needed or as Much as Possible? (Page 927)
Eva Wiese (University of Bamberg)
Uwe Konerding (University of Greifswald)
Ute Schmid (University of Bamberg)

Human Logic in Spatial Reasoning (Page 933)
Marco Ragni (University of Freiburg)

Using Multiple Information Sources in Language Planning and Understanding
Session Chair: Austin Frank    Diplomat Room    (Saturday, July 26, 2008, 1:45 pm)

Speaking Rationally: Uniform Information Density as an Optimal Strategy for Language Production (Page 939)
Austin F. Frank (University of Rochester)
T. Florian Jaeger (University of Rochester)

What Tunes Accessibility of Referring Expressions in Task-Related Dialogue? (Page 945)
Ellen Gurman Bard (University of Edinburgh)
Robin Hill (University of Edinburgh)
Mary Ellen Foster (Technische Universität München)

Anticipatory Eye Movements Mediated by Word Order Constraints (Page 951)
Paul E. Engelhardt (Michigan State University)
Ming Xiang (Harvard University)
Fernanda Ferreira (University of Edinburgh)

Speakers Communicate Their Perceptual-Motor Experience to Listeners Nonverbally (Page 957)
Susan Wagner Cook (University of Rochester)
Michael K. Tanenhaus (University of Rochester)

The Use (and Lack Thereof) of Visual and Verbal Information
Session Chair: Gary Lupyan    Palladian Room    (Saturday, July 26, 2008, 1:45 pm)

Now You See It, Now You Don't: Verbal but not visual cues facilitate visual object detection (Page 963)
Gary Lupyan (Cornell University)
Michael J. Spivey (Cornell University)

Musical Change Deafness: The Inability to Detect Change in a Non-Speech Auditory Domain (Page 969)
Kat R. Agres (Cornell University)
Carol L. Krumhansl (Cornell University)

Picture Perception and the Two Visual Subsystems (Page 975)
Bence Nanay (Syracuse University)

Action Anticipation and Interference: A Test of Prospective Gaze (Page 981)
Erin N. Cannon (University of Maryland)
Amanda L. Woodward (University of Maryland)

Actions and Explanations
Session Chair: Lisa Oakes     Blue Room    (Saturday, July 26, 2008, 1:45 pm)

How Outcomes of Actions Influence Infants' Representation of Those Actions (Page 987)
Lisa M. Oakes (University of California at Davis)
Sammy Perone (University of Iowa)
Kelly L. Madole (Western Kentucky University)

Thinking by Doing and Doing by Thinking: A Taxonomy of Actions (Page 993)
Hansjörg Neth (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
Thomas Müller (Universiteit Utrecht)

The Pragmatics of Explanation (Page 999)
Seth Chin-Parker (Denison University)
Alexandra Bradner (Denison University)

Who Framed Roger Rabbit: The effect of legal role and frame on the outcome of civil disputes (Page 1005)
Victoria Gilliland (University of Adelaide)
John C. Dunn (University of Adelaide)
Daniel J. Navarro (University of Adelaide)

Approaches to Language Learning
Session Chair: Luca Onnis    Ambassador Ballroom    (Saturday, July 26, 2008, 3:30 pm)

Variation Sets Facilitate Artificial Language Learning (Page 1011)
Luca Onnis (Cornell University)
Heidi Waterfall (Cornell University)
Shimon Edelman (Cornell University)

Grounding Word Learning in Multimodal Sensorimotor Interaction (Page 1017)
Chen Yu (Indiana University)
Linda B. Smith (Indiana University)
Alfredo F. Pereira (Indiana University)

What You Learn Is What You See: Using Eye Movements to Study Infant Cross-Situational Word Learning (Page 1023)
Chen Yu (Indiana University)
Linda B. Smith (Indiana University)

How Features Create Knowledge of Kinds (Page 1029)
Shohei Hidaka (Indiana University)
Linda B. Smith (Indiana University)

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Modeling Cognition
Session Chair: Fermin Moscoso del Prado Martin    Empire Room  (Saturday, July 26, 2008, 3:30 pm)

A Fully Analytical Model of the Visual Lexical Decision Task (Page 1035)
Fermín Moscoso Del Prado Martín (Aix-Marseille Université & Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

A Rational Analysis of Confirmation with Deterministic Hypotheses (Page 1041)
Joseph L. Austerweil (University of California at Berkeley)
Thomas L. Griffiths (University of California at Berkeley)

Fluency and Psychological Distance (Page 1047)
Daniel M. Oppenheimer (Princeton University)
Anuj K. Shah (Princeton University)
Adam L. Alter (Princeton University)

Optimal Predictions in Everyday Cognition: The Wisdom of Individuals or Crowds? (Page 1051)
Michael C. Mozer (University of Colorado)
Harold Pashler (University of California at San Diego)
Hadjar Homaei (University of Colorado)

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