I study human memory from an empirical and computational modeling perspective. One of the first things students of memory often learn is that memory retrieval is an extremely flexible operation; there are many different ways in which we can retrieve information about an event we've experienced.
My overall research goal is to understand the myriad of different ways in which we can recognize or recall either information we've experienced, contextual details about what we've experienced, or the order in which we've experienced information.
I attempt to understand these different retrieval operations by building computational models. In essence, myself and my collaborators construct psychological theories of memory functioning and make the theories mathematically explicit so that they a.) make precise predictions and b.) can be applied to data directly. This involves specification of the representations, learning, retrieval operations, and decision processes.
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A dynamic model of deciding not to choose.
Angus Reynolds, Roderick Garton, Peter Kvam, James Sauer, Adam F Osth, Andrew Heathcote
Journal article | 2020 | Journal of Experimental Psychology: General
We propose a dynamic theory of decisions not to choose which of 2 options is correct. Such "do not-know" judgments are of theoreti..
Corrigendum to “Accounting for the build-up of proactive interference across lists in a list length paradigm reveals a dominance of item-noise in recognition memory” [J. Memory Lang. 110 (2019) 104065](S0749596X1930097X)(10.1016/j.jml.2019.104065)
J Fox, S Dennis, AF Osth
Journal article | 2020 | Journal of Memory and Language
Are associations formed across pairs? A test of learning by temporal contiguity in associative recognition
Adam F Osth, Julian Fox
Journal article | 2019 | Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
In models such as the search of associative memory (SAM: Gillund & Shiffrin, Psychological Review, 91(1), 1-67 1984) model, associ..
Privacy versus open science
Simon Dennis, Paul Garrett, Hyungwook Yim, Jihun Hamm, Adam F Osth, Vishnu Sreekumar, Ben Stone
Journal article | 2019 | Behavior Research Methods
Pervasive internet and sensor technologies promise to revolutionize psychological science. However, the data collected using these..
Two processes are not necessary to understand memory deficits
Adam F Osth, John C Dunn, Andrew Heathcote, Roger Ratcliff
Journal article | 2019 | Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Bastin et al. propose a dual-process model to understand memory deficits. However, results from state-trace analysis have suggeste..
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Senior Lecturer In Psychology
Melbourne School Of Psychological Sciences
Doctorate of Philosophy in Psychology
The Ohio State University
Masters of Arts in Psychology
The Ohio State University
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
University of California - Santa Cruz