Professor Simon Dennis is the Director of the Complex Human Data Hub (CHDH) in the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences. The primary aim of the CHDH is to develop Computational Behavioural Science – bringing computational methods to bear on big data to better understand psychological processes.
He is also the Head of the Memory and Language Lab in the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences.
Simon’s research utilises large scale real world data, experimental paradigms and computational modelling techniques to investigate the cognitive architecture underlying memory and language. Much of his research uses experience sampling technologies to study psychological processes. He has created an extensive data collection, retrieval, visualization and analysis ecosystem provided by Unforgettable Research Services Pty Ltd of which he is the CEO. Simon also has an interest in privacy and the concept of participant owned data.
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Memory and Language Lab: https://psychologicalsciences.unimelb.edu.au/research/msps-research-groups/mall/lab
Complex Human Data Hub: https://psychologicalsciences.unimelb.edu.au/research/hubs/chdh
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Examining three-way binding as a constraint on statistical learning.
Hyungwook Yim, Simon J Dennis, Vladimir M Sloutsky
Journal article | 2020 | Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition
Models of statistical learning do not place constraints on the complexity of the memory structure that is formed during statistica..
New Perspectives on the Aging Lexicon
Dirk U Wulff, Simon De Deyne, Michael N Jones, Rui Mata, Joseph L Austerweil, R Harald Baayen, David A Balota, Andrea Baronchelli, Marc Brysbaert, Qing Cai, Simon Dennis, Thomas T Hills, Yoed N Kenett, Emmanuel Keuleers, Marco Marelli, Serguei Pakhomov, Michael Ramscar, Lael J Schooler, Yee Lee Shing, Alessandra S da Souza, et al.
Journal article | 2019 | Trends in Cognitive Sciences
The field of cognitive aging has seen considerable advances in describing the linguistic and semantic changes that happen during t..
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..
Using Semantic Context to Rank the Results of Keyword Search
Marcus A Butavicius, Kathryn M Parsons, Agata McCormac, Simon J Dennis, Aaron Ceglar, Derek Weber, Lael Ferguson, Kenneth Treharne, Richard Leibbrandt, David Powers
Journal article | 2019 | International Journal of Human–Computer Interaction
Dual processes in memory: Evidence from memory of time-of-occurrence of events
Vishnu Sreekumar, Hyungwook Yim, Kareem A Zaghloul, Simon J Dennis
Journal article | 2019 | Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Bastin et al. present a framework that draws heavily on existing ideas of dual processes in memory in order to make predictions ab..
Latent constructs underlying sensory subtypes in children with autism: A preliminary study
Brittany N Hand, Simon Dennis, Alison E Lane
Journal article | 2017 | Autism Research
Recent reports identify sensory subtypes in ASD based on shared patterns of responses to daily sensory stimuli [Ausderau et al., 2..
Study protocol for a systematic review of evidence for lifestyle interventions targeting smoking, sleep, alcohol/other drug use, physical activity, and healthy diet in people with bipolar disorder
Frances J Kay-Lambkin, Louise Thornton, Julia M Lappin, Tanya Hanstock, Louisa Sylvia, Felice Jacka, Amanda L Baker, Michal Berk, Phillip B Mitchell, Robin Callister, Naomi Rogers, Stephanie Webster, Simon Dennis, Christopher Oldmeadow, Andrew MacKinnon, Christopher Doran, Alyna Turner, Sally Hunt
Journal article | 2016 | Systematic Reviews
Human hippocampus represents space and time during retrieval of real-world memories
Dylan M Nielson, Troy A Smith, Vishnu Sreekumar, Simon Dennis, Per B Sederberg
Journal article | 2015 | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Memory stretches over a lifetime. In controlled laboratory settings, the hippocampus and other medial temporal lobe brain structur..
The Geometry and Dynamics of Lifelogs: Discovering the Organizational Principles of Human Experience
Vishnu Sreekumar, Simon Dennis, Isidoros Doxas, Yuwen Zhuang, Mikhail Belkin
Journal article | 2014 | PLoS ONE
A correlation dimension analysis of people's visual experiential streams captured by a smartphone shows that visual experience is ..
Memory Strength Effects in fMRI Studies: A Matter of Confidence
Greig I de Zubicaray, Katie L McMahon, Simon Dennis, John C Dunn
Journal article | 2011 | Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
To investigate potentially dissociable recognition memory responses in the hippocampus and perirhinal cortex, fMRI studies have of..
Brief Report: Further Evidence of Sensory Subtypes in Autism
Alison E Lane, Simon J Dennis, Maureen E Geraghty
Journal article | 2011 | Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Distinct sensory processing (SP) subtypes in autism have been reported previously. This study sought to replicate the previous fin..
An unsupervised method for the extraction of propositional information from text
Conference Proceedings | 2004 | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Recent developments in question-answering systems have demonstrated that approaches based on propositional analysis of source text..
What you get out of memory depends on the question you ask
MS Humphreys, S Dennis, AM Maguire, K Reynolds, SW Bolland, JD Hughes
Journal article | 2003 | Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition
Following study, participants received 2 tests. The 1st was a recognition test; the 2nd was designed to tap recollection. The obje..
Dual processes in recognition: Does a focus on measurement operations provide a sufficient foundation?
MS Humphreys, S Dennis, KA Chalmers, S Finnigan
Journal article | 2000 | Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
Current theoretical thinking about dual processes in recognition relies heavily on the measurement operations embodied within the ..
Remote delivery of cognitive science laboratories: A solution for small disciplines in large countries
M Kalish, S Lewandowsky, S Dennis
Journal article | 1999 | Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, & Computers
Numerically small disciplines can be jeopardized by geographic difficulties, if student populations at universities are small and ..
POSSIBLE ROLES FOR A PREDICTOR PLUS COMPARATOR MECHANISM IN HUMAN EPISODIC RECOGNITION MEMORY AND IMITATIVE LEARNING
S DENNIS, M HUMPHREYS
Journal article | 1995 | Behavioral and Brain Sciences
AbstractThis commentary is divided into two parts. The first considers a possible role for Gray's predictor plus comparator mechan..
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