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Teaching

If you are in my class, or want to know what you are in for, check these sites.

Collecting behavioral data online (Grad, Spring 14)


Previous Courses

Learning and Memory (Grad, Fall 13) [link]

Robots, Brains, and the Human Mind (Undergrad, Spring 13) [link, trailer]

The Science of Learning and Memory (Undergrad, Spring 13) [link]

Lab in Human Cognition (Undergrad, Fall 12) [link]

Lab in Human Cognition (Undergrad, Spring 12) [link]

Introduction to Computational Modeling (Grad, Spring 12) [link]

Lab in Human Cognition (Undergrad, Spring 11) [link]

Lab in Human Cognition (Undergrad, Fall 10) [link]

An Introduction to Learning (Grad, Fall 10) [link]

Lab in Human Cognition (Undergrad, Spring 10) [link]

Computation and Mind: An Introduction to Cognitive Science (Undergrad, Spring 10) [link]

Lab in Human Cognition (Undergrad, Fall 09) [link]

Introduction to Computational Modeling of Higher Level Cognition (Grad, Spring 09) [link]

Lab in Human Cognition (Undergrad, Spring 09) [link]

Lab in Human Cognition (Undergrad, Fall 08) [link]

Simulation Studio: Experiments and Models in Cognitive Science (Undergrad, Spring 08) [link]



Publications

Here are some select publications. See my lab's paper archive for a full list.

   Markant, D.B., Settles, B., and Gureckis, T.M. (in review) Self-directed learning favors local, rather than global, uncertainty. Cognitive Science

   McDonnell, J.V. and Gureckis, T.M. (in revision) From few to many: Generalizing category labels via semi-supervised learning Psychonomic Bulletin & Review

   Juni, M., Gureckis, T.M., and Maloney, L.M. (in revision) Two biases in information sampling behavior Cognition

   Markant, D.B., Dubrow, S., Davachi, L., and Gureckis, T.M. (2014) Deconstructing the effect of self-directed learning on episodic memory Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition

   Rich, A.S. and Gureckis, T.M. (2014). "The value of approaching bad things." in P. Bello, M. Guarini, M. McShane, & B. Scassellati (Eds.) Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

   Coenen, A., Rehder, B., and Gureckis, T.M. (2014). "Decisions to intervene on causal systems are adaptively selected." in P. Bello, M. Guarini, M. McShane, & B. Scassellati (Eds.) Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
*** Awarded David Marr prize for best student paper ***

   Markant, D.B. and Gureckis, T.M. (2014) A preference for the unpredictable over the informative during self-directed learning. in P. Bello, M. Guarini, M. McShane, & B. Scassellati (Eds.) Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

   Gureckis, T.M. and Love, B.C. (2014) Reinforcement learning: A computational perspective. Oxford Handbook of Computational and Mathematical Psychology, Edited by Busemeyer, J.R., Townsend, J., Zheng, W., and Eidels, A., Oxford University Press, New York, NY.

   Markant, D.B. and Gureckis, T.M. (2014). Is it better to select or to receive? Learning via active and passive hypothesis testing. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 143(1), 94-122.

   Crump M.J.C., McDonnell, J.V., and Gureckis, T.M. (2013) Evaluating Amazon's Mechanical Turk as a Tool for Experimental Behavioral Research. PLoS ONE 8(3): e57410.

   Blanco, N. and Gureckis, T.M. (2013) Does category labeling lead to forgetting? Cognitive Processing, 14(1), 73-79.

   Gureckis, T.M. and Markant, D.B. (2012) Self-directed learning: A cognitive and computational perspective. Perspectives in Psychological Science, 7, 464-481.

   Juni, M., Gureckis, T.M., and Maloney, L.M. (2012) Effective integration of serially presented stochastic cues. Journal of Vision, 12(8):12, 1-16.

   Markant, D.B. and Gureckis, T.M. (2012) "One piece at a time: Learning complex rules through self-directed sampling." Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

   Markant, D.B. and Gureckis, T.M. (2012) "Does the utility of information influence sampling behavior?" Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
*** Awarded prize for computational modeling of high level cognition ***

   McDonnell, J., Jew, C., and Gureckis, T.M. (2012) "Sparse category labels obstruct generalization of category membership." Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

   Juni, M.Z., Gureckis, T.M., and Maloney, L.T. (2012) "One-shot lotteries in the park." Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

   Gureckis, T.M., James, T.W., and Nosofsky, R.M. (2011) Reevaluating dissociations between implicit and explicit category learning: An event-related fMRI study Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23 (7), 1697-1709.

   Juni, M.Z., Gureckis, T.M., and Maloney, L.T. (2011) "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough: Adaptive Information Sampling in a Visuomotor Estimation Task" in L. Carlson, C. Hölscher and T. Shipley (Eds), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. x-x). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

   Markant, D.B. and Gureckis, T.M. (2010) "Category Learning Through Active Sampling" in Ohlsson, S. and Catrambone, R. (Eds), Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. x-x). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

   Gureckis, T.M. and Love, B.C. (2010) Direct Associations or Transformations of an Internal State? Exploring the Mechanism Underlying Sequential Learning Behavior Cognitive Science, 34, 10-50. Note: the caption for Figure 4 is incorrect

   Gureckis, T.M. and Markant, D.B (2009) "Active Learning Strategies in a Spatial Concept Learning Game" in Taatgen, N., van Rijn, H., Schomaker, L. and Nerbonne, J. (Eds), Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 3145-3150). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

   Gureckis, T.M. and Love, B.C. (2009) Short Term Gains, Long Term Pains: How Cues About State Aid Learning in Dynamic Environments. Cognition, 113, 293-313.

   Gureckis, T.M. and Love, B.C. (2009) Learning in Noise: Dynamic Decision-Making in a Variable Environment. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 53, 180-193.

   Gureckis, T.M. and Goldstone, R.L. (2009) How You Named Your Child: Understanding The Relationship Between Individual Decision Making and Collective Outcomes. TopiCS in Cognitive Science, 1 (4), 651-674. See this blog post for commentary.

   Otto, A.R., Gureckis, T.M., Love, B.C., Markman, A.B. (2009) Navigating through Abstract Decision Spaces: Evaluating the Role of State Knowledge in a Dynamic Decision-Making Task. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 16 (5), 957-963

   Gureckis, T.M. and Goldstone, R.L.. (2008) "The effect of the internal structure of categories on perception" in B. C. Love, K. McRae, & V. M. Sloutsky (Eds.), Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 843). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

   Love, B.C. and Gureckis, T.M. (2007). Models in Search of the Brain. Cognitive and Affective Behavioral Neuroscience, 7, 90-108

   Gureckis, T.M. and Goldstone, R.L. (2006). Thinking in Groups. Pragmatics and Cognition. Reprinted as Gureckis, T.M. and Goldstone, R.L. (2008) Thinking in Groups. In Cognition Distributed: How Cognitive Technology Extends our Minds, Edited by Dror, I.E. and Harnad, S., John Benjamins Publishing Company.

   Gureckis, T.M. and Love, B.C. (2004). Common Mechanisms in Infant and Adult Category Learning. Infancy, vol 5, no.2, 173-198.

   Love, B.C., Medin, D.L., and Gureckis, T.M. (2004) SUSTAIN: A Network Model of Category Learning. Psychological Review, 11, 309-332.

   Gureckis, T.M. and Love, B.C. (2003). Towards a Unified Account of Supervised and Unsupervised Learning. Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artifical Intelligence, 15, 1-24.