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Exploring Human Cognition Using Large Image Databases.
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 ...
When Absence of Evidence Is Evidence of Absence: Rational Inferences From Absent Data.
Identifying patterns in the world requires noticing not only unusual occurrences, but also unusual absences. We examined how people learn from absences, manipulating the extent to which an absence is expected. People can ...
Sampling Assumptions Affect Use of Indirect Negative Evidence in Language Learning.
A classic debate in cognitive science revolves around understanding how children learn complex linguistic patterns, such as restrictions on verb alternations and contractions, without negative evidence. Recently, probabilistic ...