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CogSci 2008

30th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society

July 23-26, 2008    Washington, DC, USA

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Plenary Talk
Regency Ballroom     (Thursday, July 24, 2008, 8:15 am)

Words, Actions, Objects, and Abstractions (Page 25)
Linda B. Smith  (Indiana University)

Regency Ballroom    (Thursday, July 24, 2008, 9:30 am)

Discovering the Conceptual Primitives (Page 27)
Lisa Aziz-Zadeh (University of Southern California)
Daniel Casasanto (Stanford University)
Jerome Feldman (University of California at Berkeley)
Rebecca Saxe (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Leonard Talmy (State University of New York at Buffalo)

Language Learning
Session Chair: Rochelle Newman     Ambassador Ballroom    (Thursday, July 24, 2008, 9:30 am)

Learning Novel Neighbors: Distributed mappings help children and connectionist models (Page 29)
Rochelle Newman (University of Maryland)
Larissa Samuelson (University of Iowa)
Prahlad Gupta (University of Iowa)

Fast-Mapping and Reorganization: Development of Verb Meanings as a System (Page 35)
Noburo Saji (Keio University at Shonan-Fujisawa)
Henrik Saalbach (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)
Mutsumi Imai (Keio University at Shonan-Fujisawa)
Yupin Zhang (Beijing Normal University)
Hua Shu (Beijing Normal University)
Hiroyuki Okada (Tamagawa University)

Phonological Constraints on Children's Use of the Plural (Page 41)
Marc Ettlinger (University of California at Berkeley)
Jennifer A. Zapf (University of Wisconsin at Green Bay)

Children's Grammars Grow More Abstract with Age (Page 47)
Gideon Borensztajn (University of Amsterdam)
Willem Zuidema (University of Amsterdam)
Rens Bod (University of Amsterdam)

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Session Chair: Eef Ameel     Empire Room     (Thursday, July 24, 2008, 9:30 am)

Semantic Convergence in the Bilingual Lexicon (Page 53)
Eef Ameel (University of Leuven)
Gert Storms (University of Leuven)
Barbara Malt (Lehigh University)
Fons Van Assche (R.V.A. Foundation)

A Computational Model of Conceptual Combination (Page 59)
Phil Maguire (NUI Maynooth)
Rebecca Maguire (Dublin Business School)
Arthur W.S. Cater (University College Dublin)

Phonaesthemes: A Corpus-Based Analysis (Page 65)
Katya Otis (Northwestern University)
Eyal Sagi (Northwestern University)

Modeling Semantic Cognition as Logical Dimensionality Reduction (Page 71)
Yarden Katz (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Noah D. Goodman (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Kristian Kersting (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Charles Kemp (Carnegie Mellon University)
Joshua B. Tenenbaum (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

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Reasoning and Decision Making
Session Chair: Erica Yu    Diplomat Room    (Thursday, July 24, 2008, 9:30 am)

Retrospective Evaluations of Gambling Wins: Evidence for a 'Peak-End' Rule (Page 77)
Erica C. Yu (University College London)
David A. Lagnado (University College London)
Nick Chater (University College London)

Predicting Reasoning from Visual Memory (Page 83)
Evan Heit (University of California at Merced)
Brett K. Hayes (University of New South Wales)

Somatic Markers and Frequency Effects: Does Emotion Really Play a Role on Decision Making in the Iowa Gambling Task? (Page 89)
Danilo Fum (Universitŕ degli Studi di Trieste)
Antonio Napoli (Universitŕ degli Studi di Trieste)
Andrea Stocco (Carnegie Mellon University)

What You Do Is What You Set: Semantic Representations of Tasks and the Capture of Awareness (Page 95)
Anirudh Tiwathia (Vassar College)
Kenneth Livingston (Vassar College)

Emotional and Cognitive Dynamics in Learning
Session Chair: Tyler Davis     Palladian Room    (Thursday, July 24, 2008, 9:30 am)

How Goals Shape Category Acquisition: The Role of Contrasting Categories (Page 101)
Tyler Davis (The University of Texas at Austin)
Bradley C. Love (The University of Texas at Austin)

Modeling Idea Generation Sequences Using Hidden Markov Models (Page 107)
Hao-Chuan Wang (Carnegie Mellon University)

Reinforcement Learning Leads to Risk Averse Behavior (Page 113)
Jerker C. Denrell (Stanford University)

Emotion-Driven Reinforcement Learning (Page 115)
Robert P. Marinier (University of Michigan)
John E. Laird (University of Michigan)

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Action and Embodied Cognition
Session Chair: Jeff Loucks    Blue Room     (Thursday, July 24, 2008, 9:30 am)

Sources of Information in Human Action (Page 121)
Jeff Loucks (University of Oregon)
Dare Baldwin (University of Oregon)

The Interactive Routine as Key Construct in Theories of Interactive Behavior (Page 127)
Wayne D. Gray (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)

Defending Extended Cognition (Page 129)
Anthony Chemero (Franklin and Marshall College)
Michael Silberstein (University of Maryland)

Adaptation to Embodied Dynamics: Evidence from Bayes' Ball (Page 135)
Chris R. Sims (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
Wayne D. Gray (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)

Reasoning and Explanation
Session Chair: Greg Solomon    Regency Ballroom    (Thursday, July 24, 2008 11:15 am)

Inhibitory Mechanisms and Impairment in Domain-Specific Reasoning: Studies of Healthy Elderly Adults and Patients with Alzheimer's Disease (Page 141)
Deborah Zaitchik (Massachusetts General Hospital)
Gregg Solomon (National Science Foundation)

Ways of Explaining Properties (Page 143)
Daniel Heussen (City University, London)
James A. Hampton (City University, London)

Using Qualitative Reasoning for the Attribution of Moral Responsibility (Page 149)
Emmett Tomai (Northwestern University)
Ken Forbus (Northwestern University)

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Structure in Language and Developmental Trajectories
Session Chair: Thomas Hills    Ambassador Ballroom    (Thursday, July 24, 2008 11:15 am)

Is There Preferential Attachment in the Growth of Early Semantic Noun Networks? (Page 155)
Thomas T. Hills (Indiana University)
Mounir Maouene (UFR)
Josita Maouene (Indiana University)
Adam Sheya (Indiana University)
Linda B. Smith (Indiana University)

Categorical Structure in Early Semantic Networks of Nouns (Page 161)
Thomas Hills (Indiana University)
Mounir Maouene (ENSAT)
Josita Maouene (Indiana University)
Adam Sheya (Indiana University)
Linda B. Smith (Indiana University)

Factors Influencing the Interpretation of Noun-Noun Compounds (Page 167)
Phil Maguire (NUI Maynooth)
Rebecca Maguire (Dublin Business School)
Arthur W. S. Cater (University College Dublin)

Causal Learning and Computations
Session Chair: Kelly Goedert      Empire Room    (Thursday, July 24, 2008 11:15 am)

Comparison Then Computation: A Model of Independent Causal Efficacy (Page 173)
Kelly M. Goedert (Seton Hall University)

Causal Learning through Repeated Decision Making (Page 179)
York Hagmayer (University of Göettingen,)
Bjoern Meder (University of Göettingen,)

Sequential Causal Learning in Humans and Rats (Page 185)
Hongjing Lu (University of California at Los Angeles)
Randall R. Rojas (University of California at Los Angeles)
Tom Beckers (K.U. Leuven)
Alan Yuille (University of California at Los Angeles)

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Space in Language, Perception, and Cognition
Session Chair: Nina Sims    Diplomat Room    (Thursday, July 24, 2008 11:15 am)

Spatial Language and Landmark Use: Can 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds find the Middle? (Page 191)
Nina Simms (Northwestern University)
Dedre Gentner (Northwestern University)

Conceptualization in Language and Its Relation to Perception (Page 197)
Timothy C. Clausner (University of Maryland)
Philip J. Kellman (University of California at Los Angeles)
Evan M. Palmer (Wichita State University)

Spatial Description, Function and Context (Page 199)
Elena Andonova (Bremen University)
Thora Tenbrink (Bremen University)
Kenny R. Coventry (Northumbria University)

Contextualized Cognition
Session Chair: Caitlin Fausey    Palladian Room    (Thursday, July 24, 2008 11:15 am)

English and Spanish Speakers Remember Causal Agents Differently (Page 205)
Caitlin M. Fausey (Stanford University)
Lera Boroditsky (Stanford University)

Towards a Cognitive Science of Social Inequality: Children's attention-related ERPs and cortisol vary with their socioeconomic status (Page 211)
Amedeo D'Angiulli (Carleton University)
Joanne Weinberg (The University of British Columbia)
Ruth Grunau (The University of British Columbia)
Clyde Hertzman (The University of British Columbia)
Pavel Grebenkov (Carleton University)

Relating Intonational Pragmatics to the Pitch Realizations of Highly Frequent Words in English Speech to Infants (Page 217)
Carolyn M. Quam (University of Pennsylvania)
Jiahong Yuan (University of Pennsylvania)
Daniel Swingley (University of Pennsylvania)

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Emergent Understanding
Session Chair: Paul Williams     Blue Room     (Thursday, July 24, 2008 11:15 am)

An Embodied Dynamical Approach to Relational Categorization (Page 223)
Paul L. Williams (Indiana University)
Randall D. Beer (Indiana University)
Michael Gasser (Indiana University)

The Evolution of Frequency Distributions: Relating regularization to inductive biases through iterated learning (Page 229)
Florencia Reali (University of California at Berkeley)
Thomas L. Griffiths (University of California at Berkeley)

Learning, Understanding, and Acceptance: The Case of Evolution (Page 235)
Andrew Shtulman (Occidental College)
Prassede Calabi (University of Massachusetts Boston)

Semantic Cognition
Session Chair: Wendy Ann Deslauriers     Executive Room    (Thursday, July 24, 2008 11:15 am)

To See or Not to See: The Visual Component of Complex Mental Arithmetic (Page 241)
Wendy Ann Deslauriers (Carleton University)
Gene P. Ouellette (Mount Allison University)
Martin Barnes (Carleton University)
Jo-Anne LeFevre (Carleton University)

The Real Deal: What Judgments of Really Reveal about How People Think about Artifacts (Page 247)
Barbara C. Malt (Lehigh University)
Michael R. Paquet (Lehigh University)

The Color of Similarity (Page 253)
Brooke O. Breaux (University of Louisiana at Lafayette)
Michele I. Feist (University of Louisiana at Lafayette)

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Regency Ballroom (Thursday, July 24, 2008, 1:45 pm)

Theories of Expertise and Measures of Competence: Cognitive and Interactional Perspectives (Page 259)
Carl H. Frederiksen (McGill University)
Timothy Koschmann (Southern Illinois University)
Brian MacWhinney (Carnegie-Mellon University)
Colleen Seifert (University of Michigan)
Edward H. Shortliffe (Arizona State University)

Computational Models of Language Processing
Session Chair: Theo Vosse      Ambassador Ballroom     (Thursday, July 24, 2008, 1:45 pm)

Parsing Verb-Final Clauses in German: Garden-path and ERP Effects Modeled by a Parallel Dynamic Parser (Page 261)
Theo G. Vosse (Leiden University)
Gerard A. M. Kempen (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics and University of Leiden)

Context Repetition Benefits Are Dependent on Context Redundancy (Page 267)
Gabriel Recchia (Indiana University)
Brendan T. Johns (Indiana University)
Michael N. Jones (Indiana University)

Settling Dynamics in Distributed Networks Explain Task Differences in Semantic Ambiguity Effects: Computational and Behavioral Evidence (Page 273)
Blair C. Armstrong (Carnegie Mellon University)
David C. Plaut (Carnegie Mellon University)

Predicting Word-Naming and Lexical Decision Times from a Semantic Space Model (Page 279)
Brendan T. Johns (Indiana University)
Michael N. Jones (Indiana University)

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Causal Reasoning and Categorization
Session Chair: Bob Rehder Empire Room (Thursday, July 24, 2008, 1:45 pm)

The Role of Coherence in Causal-Based Categorization (Page 285)
Bob Rehder (New York University)
ShinWoo Kim (New York University)

Causal Status and Explanatory Goodness in Categorization (Page 291)
Jason Jameson (Northwestern University)
Dedre Gentner (Northwestern University)

Absence Makes the Thought Grow Stronger: Reducing Structural Overlap Can Increase Inductive Strength (Page 297)
Hee Seung Lee (University of California at Los Angeles)
Keith J. Holyoak (University of California at Los Angeles)

Structured Correlation from the Causal Background (Page 303)
Ralf Mayrhofer (University of Göttingen)
Noah D. Goodman (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Michael R. Waldmann (University of Göttingen)
Joshua B. Tenenbaum (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Internal and External Forces on Memory and Action
Session Chair: Daniel Richardson      Diplomat Room      (Thursday, July 24, 2008, 1:45 pm)

Joint Perception: Gaze and the Presence of Others (Page 309)
Daniel C. Richardson (Reading University)
Merrit A. Hoover (University of California at Santa Cruz)
Arezou Ghane (University of California at Santa Cruz)

The Concept of Simulation in Control-Theoretic Accounts of Motor Control and Action Perception (Page 315)
Mitchell Herschbach (University of California at San Diego)

Thinking in Pictures: A Fresh Look at Cognition in Autism (Page 321)
Maithilee Kunda (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Ashok K. Goel (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Higher-Level Cognition Modeling Prize: A Bayesian Account of Reconstructive Memory (Page 327)
Pernille Hemmer (University of California at Irvine)
Mark Steyvers (University of California at Irvine)

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Cues for Learning and Action
Session Chair: Meredith Meyer    Palladian Room     (Thursday, July 24, 2008, 1:45 pm)

The Role of Conditional and Joint Probabilities in Segmentation of Dynamic Human Action (Page 333)
Meredith Meyer (University of Oregon)
Dare Baldwin (University of Oregon)

The Hierarchies and Systems That Underlie Routine Behavior: Evidence from an Experiment in Virtual Gardening (Page 339)
Nicolas Ruh (Oxford Brookes University)
Richard P. Cooper (University of London)
Denis Mareschal (University of London)

Attentional Allocation During Feedback: Eyetracking Adventures on the Other Side of the Response (Page 345)
Marcus R. Watson (Simon Fraser University)
Mark R. Blair (Simon Fraser University)

Preventing Postcompletion Errors: How Much Cue Is Enough? (Page 351)
Michael D. Byrne (Rice University)

Spatial Cognition
Session Chair: David Landy       Blue Room      (Thursday, July 24, 2008, 1:45 pm)

Why Spatial-Numeric Associations Aren't Evidence for a Mental Number Line (Page 357)
David H. Landy (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign)
Erin L. Jones (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign)
John E. Hummel (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign)

Effects of Orthographic and Semantic Distractors on Visual Search for Single Words (Page 363)
Laure Léger (Université de Poitiers)
Jean-François Rouet (Université de Poitiers)
Christine Ros (Université de Poitiers)
Nicolas Vibert (Université de Poitiers)

Crossed Hands Curve Saccades: Multisensory Dynamics in Saccade Trajectories (Page 369)
Lauren L. Emberson (Cornell University)
Rebecca J. Weiss (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Adriano Barbosa (University of British Columbia)
Eric Vatikiotis-Bateson (University of British Columbia)
Michael J. Spivey (Cornell University)

The Dynamic Field Theory vs. the Category Adjustment Model: A Critical Test (Page 375)
John P. Spencer (University of Iowa)
Wendy Troob (University of Iowa)
Vanessa R. Simmering (University of Iowa)

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Rumelhart Lecture
Regency Ballroom (Thursday, July 24, 2008, 3:30 pm)

Recognition, Categorization, and the Emergence of Meaning (Page 377)
Shimon Ullman (Weizmann Institute of Science, 2008 Rumelhart Prize Winner)

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.

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