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Sample size, number of categories and sampling assumptions: Exploring some differences between categorization and generalization.
Andrew T Hendrickson, Amy Perfors, Danielle J Navarro, Keith Ransom
Journal article | 2019 | Cognitive Psychology
Categorization and generalization are fundamentally related inference problems. Yet leading computational models of categorization..
The "Small World of Words" English word association norms for over 12,000 cue words
Simon De Deyne, Danielle J Navarro, Amy Perfors, Marc Brysbaert, Gert Storms
Journal article | 2019 | Behavior Research Methods
Word associations have been used widely in psychology, but the validity of their application strongly depends on the number of cue..
Do Additional Features Help or Hurt Category Learning? The Curse of Dimensionality in Human Learners.
Wai Keen Vong, Andrew T Hendrickson, Danielle J Navarro, Amy Perfors
Conference Proceedings | 2019 | Cognitive Science
The curse of dimensionality, which has been widely studied in statistics and machine learning, occurs when additional features cau..
The Psychology of Cultural Dynamics: What Is It, What Do We Know, and What Is Yet to Be Known?
Yoshihisa Kashima, Paul G Bain, Amy Perfors
Book | 2019 | Annual Review of Psychology
The psychology of cultural dynamics is the psychological investigation of the formation, maintenance, and transformation of cultur..
When Extremists Win: Cultural Transmission Via Iterated Learning When Populations Are Heterogeneous.
Danielle J Navarro, Amy Perfors, Arthur Kary, Scott D Brown, Chris Donkin
Journal article | 2018 | Cognitive Science
How does the process of information transmission affect the cultural or linguistic products that emerge? This question is often st..
Not every credible interval is credible: Evaluating robustness in the presence of contamination in Bayesian data analysis.
Lauren A Kennedy, Daniel J Navarro, Amy Perfors, Nancy Briggs
Journal article | 2017 | Behavior Research Methods
As Bayesian methods become more popular among behavioral scientists, they will inevitably be applied in situations that violate th..
Bayesian models of cognition revisited: Setting optimality aside and letting data drive psychological theory.
Sean Tauber, Daniel J Navarro, Amy Perfors, Mark Steyvers
Journal article | 2017 | Psychological Review
Recent debates in the psychological literature have raised questions about the assumptions that underpin Bayesian models of cognit..
Language learning, language use and the evolution of linguistic variation.
Kenny Smith, Amy Perfors, Olga Fehér, Anna Samara, Kate Swoboda, Elizabeth Wonnacott
Journal article | 2017 | Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Linguistic universals arise from the interaction between the processes of language learning and language use. A test case for the ..
The helpfulness of category labels in semi-supervised learning depends on category structure.
Wai Keen Vong, Daniel J Navarro, Amy Perfors
Journal article | 2016 | Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
The study of semi-supervised category learning has generally focused on how additional unlabeled information with given labeled in..
How do people learn from negative evidence? Non-monotonic generalizations and sampling assumptions in inductive reasoning.
Wouter Voorspoels, Daniel J Navarro, Amy Perfors, Keith Ransom, Gert Storms
Journal article | 2015 | Cognitive Psychology
A robust finding in category-based induction tasks is for positive observations to raise the willingness to generalize to other ca..
Representations, approximations, and limitations within a computational framework for cognitive science. Comment on "Toward a computational framework for cognitive biology: Unifying approaches from cognitive neuroscience and comparative cognition" by W. Tecumseh Fitch.
Journal article | 2014 | Physics of Life Reviews
Epistemic trust: modeling children's reasoning about others' knowledge and intent.
Patrick Shafto, Baxter Eaves, Daniel J Navarro, Amy Perfors
Journal article | 2012 | Developmental Science
A core assumption of many theories of development is that children can learn indirectly from other people. However, indirect exper..
Variability, negative evidence, and the acquisition of verb argument constructions.
Amy Perfors, Joshua B Tenenbaum, Elizabeth Wonnacott
Journal article | 2010 | Journal of Child Language
We present a hierarchical Bayesian framework for modeling the acquisition of verb argument constructions. It embodies a domain-gen..
Picking up speed in understanding: Speech processing efficiency and vocabulary growth across the 2nd year.
Anne Fernald, Amy Perfors, Virginia A Marchman
Journal article | 2006 | Developmental Psychology
To explore how online speech processing efficiency relates to vocabulary growth in the 2nd year, the authors longitudinally observ..
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Associate Professor Of Psychology
Melbourne School Of Psychological Sciences
PhD, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.S., Symbolic Systems