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Barnett, S. A., Griffiths, T. L., Hawkins, R. D. (preprint). A pragmatic account of the weak evidence effect. (link)
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Callaway, F., Hardy, M., & Griffiths, T. (preprint). Optimal nudging for cognitively bounded agents: A framework for modeling, predicting, and controlling the effects of choice architectures. (link)
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Dubey, R., Ho, M. K., Mehta, H., & Griffiths, T. L. (preprint). Aha! Moments correspond to meta-cognitive prediction errors. (link)
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Hardy, M., & Griffiths, T. L. (preprint). Demonstrating the impact of prior knowledge in risky choice. (link)
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Kumar, S., Correa, C. G., Dasgupta, I., Marjieh, R., Hu, M. Y., Hawkins, R.D., Daw, N. D., Cohen, J. D., Narasimhan, K. R., & Griffiths, T. L. (preprint). Using Natural Language and Program Abstractions to Instill Human Inductive Biases in Machines. (link)
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Kumar, S., Sumers, T. R., Yamakoshi, T., Goldstein, A., Hasson, U., Norman, K. A., Griffiths, T. L., Hawkins, R. D., Nastase, S. A. (preprint). Reconstructing the cascade of language processing in the brain using the internal computations of a transformer-based language model. (link)
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Sumers, T., Ho, M., Hawkins, R. D., Griffiths, T. L. (preprint). Show or tell? Teaching with language outperforms demonstration but only when context is shared. (link)
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Hardy, M. D., Krafft, P. M., Thompson, B., & Griffiths, T. L. (2022). Overcoming Individual Limitations Through Distributed Computation: Rational Information Accumulation in Multigenerational Populations. Topics in Cognitive Science. (pdf)
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Hawkins, R. D., Franke, M., Frank, M. C., Goldberg, A. E., Smith, K., Griffiths, T. L., & Goodman, N. D. (2022). From partners to populations: A hierarchical Bayesian account of coordination and convention. Psychological Review. (pdf)
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Ho, M. K., Abel, D., Correa, C. G., Littman, M. L., Cohen, J. D., & Griffiths, T. L. (2022). People construct simplified mental representations to plan. Nature, 606(7912). (pdf)
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Ho, M. K., & Griffiths, T. L. (2022). Cognitive science as a source of forward and inverse models of human decisions for robotics and control. Annual Review of Control, Robotics, and Autonomous Systems, 5, 33-53. (pdf)
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Jain, Y. R., Callaway, F., Griffiths, T. L., Dayan, P., He, R., Krueger, P. M., & Lieder, F. (2022). A computational process-tracing method for measuring people’s planning strategies and how they change over time. Behavior Research Methods. (pdf)
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Kumar, S., Dasgupta, I., Hu, M., Marjieh, R., Hawkins, R. D., Daw, N., Cohen, J., Narasimhan, K. R., & Griffiths, T. L. (2022). Using Natural Language to Guide Meta-Learning Agents towards Human-like Inductive Biases. BACL 1st Workshop on Learning with Natural Language Supervision. (pdf)
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Murthy, S. K., Hawkins, R. D., & Griffiths, T. L. (2022). Shades of confusion: Lexical uncertainty modulates ad hoc coordination in an interactive communication task. (pdf)
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Yamakoshi, T., Griffiths, T.L., Hawkins, R.D. (2022) Probing BERT's priors with serial reproduction chains. Findings of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL). (pdf)
Hawkins, R. D., Liu, I., Goldberg, A. E., Griffiths, T. L. (2021). Respect the code: Speakers expect novel conventions to generalize within but not across social group boundaries. Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
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Langlois, T. A., Zhao, H. C., Grant, E., Dasgupta, I., Griffiths, T. L., & Jacoby, N. (2021). Passive attention in artificial neural networks predicts human visual selectivity. (pdf)
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Sumers, T. R., Hawkins, R.D., Ho, M. K., & Griffiths, T. L. (2021). Extending rational models of communication from beliefs to actions. Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
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Gates, V., Callaway, F., Ho, M. K., Griffiths, T. (2021). A rational model of people's inferences about others' preferences based on response times. Cognition, 217, 104885. (pdf)
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Sumers, T. R., Ho, M. K., Hawkins, R.D., Narasimhan, K. R., & Griffiths, T. L. (2021). Learning rewards from linguistic feedback. Proceedings of the 35th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence. (pdf)
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Morgan, T. J. H., Suchow, J. W., & Griffiths, T. L. (2020). Experimental evolutionary simulations of learning, memory and life history. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 375, 20190504. (pdf)
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Morgan, T. J. H., Suchow, J. W., & Griffiths, T. L. (2020). What the Baldwin Effect affects depends on the nature of plasticity. Cognition, 197, 104165. (pdf)
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Correa, C. G.*, Ho, M. K.*, Callaway, F., & Griffiths, T. L. (2020). Resource-rational Task Decomposition to Minimize Planning Costs. Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
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Hawkins, R. D., Goodman, N. D., Goldberg, A. E., & Griffiths, T. L. (2020). Generalizing meanings from partners to populations: Hierarchical inference supports convention formation on networks. Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
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Sumers, T. R., Ho, M. K., & Griffiths, T. L. (2020). Show or tell? Demonstration is more robust to changes in shared perception than explanation. Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
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Ho, M. K., Abel, D., Cohen, J. D., Littman, M. L., & Griffiths, T. L. (2020). The Efficiency of Human Cognition Reflects Planned Information Processing. Proceedings of the 34th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence. (pdf)
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Hawkins, R. D.*, Yamakoshi, T.*, Griffiths, T. L., & Goldberg, A. E. (2020). Investigating representations of verb bias in neural language models. Proceedings of the 2020 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP). (pdf)
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Callaway, F., Hardy, M., & Griffiths, T. L. (2020). Optimal nudging. Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
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Jerfel, G., Grant, E. L., Griffiths, T. L., & Heller, K. (2019). Reconciling meta-learning and continual learning with online mixtures of tasks. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems. (pdf)
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Jupyter, P., Blank, D., Bourgin, D., Brown, A., Bussonnier, M., Frederic, J., Granger, B., Griffiths, T. L., Hamrick, J., Kelley, K., Pacer, M., Page, L., Perez, F., Ragan-Kelley, B., Suchow, J. W., & Willing, C. (2019). nbgrader: A tool for creating and grading assignments in the Jupyter notebook. Journal of Open Source Education, 2(11), 32. (pdf)
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Ho, M. K., Abel, D., Griffiths, T. L., & Littman, M. L. (2019). The value of abstraction. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 29, 111-116. (pdf)
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Hsu, A. S., Martin, J. B., Sanborn, A. N., & Griffiths, T. L. (2019). Identifying category representations for complex stimuli using discrete Markov chain Monte Carlo with people. Behavior Research Methods, 51, 1706-1716. (pdf)
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Carroll, M., Shah, R., Ho, M. K., Griffiths, T., Seshia, S., Abbeel, P., & Dragan, A. (2019). On the Utility of Learning about Humans for Human-AI Coordination. In H. Wallach, H. Larochelle, A. Beygelzimer, F. Alché-Buc, E. Fox, & R. Garnett (Eds.), Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems, 32, 5174–5185. (pdf)
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Ho, M. K., Korman, J., & Griffiths, T. L. (2019). The computational structure of unintentional meaning. Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
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Lieder, F., Griffiths, T. L., Huys, Q. J. M., & Goodman, N. D. (2018). Empirical evidence for resource-rational anchoring and adjustment. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 25, 775-784. (pdf)
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Lieder, F., Griffiths, T. L., Huys, Q. J. M., & Goodman, N. D. (2018). The anchoring bias reflects rational use of cognitive resources. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 25, 322-349. (pdf)
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Lieder, F., Griffiths, T. L., & Hsu, M (2018). Over-representation of extreme events in decision making reflects rational use of cognitive resources. Psychological Review, 125(1), 1-32. (pdf)
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Gates, M. A., Veuthey, T. L., Tessler, M. H., Smith, K. A., Gerstenberg, T., Bayet, L., & Tenenbaum, J. B. (2018). Tiptoeing around it: Inference from absence in potentially offensive speech. Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
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de Heer, W. A., Huth, A. G., Griffiths, T. L., Gallant, J. L., & Theunissen, F. E. (2017). The hierarchical cortical organization of human speech processing. Journal of Neuroscience, 37(27), 6539-6557. (pdf)
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Fisac, J. F., Gates, M. A., Hamrick, J. B., Liu, C., Hadfield-Menell, D., Palaniappan, M., Malik, D., Sastry, S. S., Griffiths, T. L., & Dragan, A. D. (2017). Pragmatic-Pedagogic Value Alignment. International Symposium on Robotics Research. (pdf)
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Gopnik, A., O'Grady, S., Lucas, C. G., Griffiths, T. L., Wente, A., Bridgers, S., Aboody, R., Fung, H., & Dahl, R. E. (2017). Changes in cognitive flexibility and hypothesis search across human life history from childhood to adolescence to adulthood. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(30), 7892-7899. (pdf)
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Callaway, F., Hamrick, J. B., & Griffiths, T. L. (2017). Discovering simple heuristics from mental simulation. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
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Huth, A. G., de Heer, W. A., Griffiths, T. L., Theunissen, F. E., & Gallant, J. L. (2016). Natural speech reveals the semantic maps that tile the human cerebral cortex. Nature, 532 453-458. (pdf)
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Hamrick, J. B., Battaglia, P. W., Griffiths, T. L., Tenenbaum, J. B. (2016). Inferring mass in complex scenes by mental simulation. Cognition, 157, 61-76. (pdf)
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Hsu, A., & Griffiths, T. L. (2016). Sampling assumptions affect use of indirect negative evidence in language learning PLOS One, 11(6). (pdf)
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Griffiths, T. L., Abbott, J. T., & Hsu, A. S. (2016). Exploring human cognition using large image databases. Topics in Cognitive Science, 8(3), 569-588. (pdf)
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Eaves Jr, B. S., Feldman, N. H., Griffiths, T. L., & Shafto, P. (2016). Infant-directed speech is consistent with teaching. Psychological Review (pdf)
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Hsu, A. S., Horng, A., Griffiths, T. L., & Chater, N. (2016). When absence of evidence is evidence of absence: Rational inferences from absent data. Cognitive Science, 1-13. (pdf)
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Fisac, J. F., Liu, C., Hamrick, J. B., Sastry, S., Hedrick, J. K., Griffiths, T. L., & Dragan, A. D. (2016). Generating plans that predict themselves. In Proceedings of the 12th International Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics (WAFR 2016). (pdf)
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Liu, C., Hamrick, J. B., Fisac, J. F., Dragan, A. D, Hendrick, J. K., Sastry, S. S, & Griffiths, T. L. (2016). Goal inference improves objective and perceived performance in human-robot collaboration. Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Autonomous Agents & Multiagent Systems. (pdf)
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Hu, J., Lucas, C. G., Griffiths, T. L., & Xu, F. (2015). Preschoolers' understanding of graded preferences. Cognitive Development, 36, 93-102. (pdf)
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Goodman, N. D., Frank, M. C., Griffiths, T. L., Tenenbaum, J. B., Battaglia, P., & Hamrick, J. B. (2015). Relevant and robust. A response to Marcus and Davis. Psychological Science, 26, 539-541. (pdf)
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Hamrick, J., Smith, K. A., Griffiths, T. L., & Vul, E. (2015). Think again? The amount of mental simulation tracks uncertainty in the outcome. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pdf)
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Hu, J., Whalen, A., Buchsbaum, D., Griffiths, T. L., & Xu, F. (2015). Can children balance the size of a majority with the quality of their information? Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
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Lieder, F., Sim, Z., Hu, J. C., & Griffiths, T. L. (2015). Children and adults differ in their strategies for social learning. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
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Morgan, T. J. H, & Griffiths, T. L. (2015). What the Baldwin Effect affects. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
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Lieder, F., Plunkett, D., Hamrick, J. B., Russell, S. J., Hay, N. J., & Griffiths, T. L. (2014). Algorithm selection by rational metareasoning as a model of human strategy selection. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems, 27. (pdf)
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Lucas, C. G., Griffiths, T. L., Xu, F., Fawcett, C., Gopnik, A., Kushnir, T., Markson, L., & Hu, J. (2014). The child as econometrician: A rational model of preference understanding in children. PLOS One, 9(3), e92160. (pdf)
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Hamrick, J. B., & Griffiths, T. L. (2014). What to simulate? Inferring the right direction for mental rotation. Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
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Lieder, F., Hsu, M., & Griffiths, T. L. (2014). The high availability of extreme events serves resource-rational decision-making. Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
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Feldman, N. H., Griffiths, T. L., Goldwater, S., & Morgan, J. (2013). A role for the developing lexicon in phonetic category acquisition. Psychological Review, 120, 751-778. (pdf)
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Feldman, N. H., Myers, E. B., White, K. S., Griffiths, T. L., & Morgan, J. L. (2013). Word-level information influences phonetic learning in adults and infants. Cognition, 127, 427-438. (pdf)
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Abbott, J. T., Hamrick, J. B., & Griffiths, T. L. (2013). Approximating Bayesian inference with a sparse distributed memory system. Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
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Hu, J.. C, Buchsbaum, D., Griffiths, T. L., & Xu, F. (2013). When does the majority rule? Preschoolers' trust in majority informants varies by task domain. Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
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Bouchard-Cote, A., Hall, D., Griffiths, T. L., & Klein, D. (2013) Automated reconstruction of ancient languages using probabilistic models of sound change. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (pdf)
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Bugnyar, T., Boyd, R., Bossan, B., Gächter, S., Griffiths, T., Hammerstein, P., Jensen, K., Mussweiler, T., Nagel, R., & Warneken, F. (2012). Evolutionary perspectives on social cognition. In P. Hammerstein & J. R. Stevens (Eds.) Evolution and the Mechanisms of Decision Making: Toward a Darwinian Decision Theory. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. (book)
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Hsu, A. S, Martin, J. B., Sanborn, A. N., & Griffiths, T. L. (2012). Identifying representations of categories of discrete items using Markov chain Monte Carlo with People. Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
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Abbott, J. T., Heller, K. A., Ghahramani, Z., & Griffiths, T. L. (2011). Testing a Bayesian measure of representativeness using a large image database. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems, 24. (pdf)
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Feldman, N. H., Myers, E., White, K., Griffiths, T. L., & Morgan, J. L. (2011). Learners use word-level statistics in phonetic category acquisition. Proceedings of the 35th Boston University Conference on Language Development. (pdf)
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Shi, L., Griffiths, T. L., Feldman, N. H., & Sanborn, A. N. (2010). Exemplar models as a mechanism for performing Bayesian inference. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 17 (4), 443-464. (pdf)
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Hsu, A., Griffiths, T. L., & Schreiber, E. (2010). Subjective randomness and natural scene statistics. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 17, 624-629. (pdf)
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Hsu, A. S., & Griffiths, T. L. (2010). Effects of generative and discriminative learning on use of category variability. Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
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Hsu, A., & Griffiths, T. L. (2009). Differential use of implicit negative evidence in generative and discriminative language learning. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 22. (pdf)
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Feldman, N. H., Griffiths, T. L., & Morgan, J. L. (2009). The influence of categories on perception: Explaining the perceptual magnet effect as optimal statistical inference. Psychological Review, 116, 752-782. (pdf)
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Jaeger, H., Baronchelli, A., Briscoe, T., Christiansen, M. H., Griffiths, T. L., Jager, G., Kirby, S., Komarova, N. L., Richerson, P. J., Steels, L., & Triesch, J (2009). What can mathematical, computational and robotic models tell us about the origins of syntax? In D. Bickerton & E. Szathmary (Eds.) Biological foundations and origins of syntax. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
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Feldman, N. H., Griffiths, T. L., & Morgan, J. L. (2009). Learning phonetic categories by learning a lexicon. Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
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Shi, L., Feldman, N. H., & Griffiths, T. L. (2008). Performing Bayesian inference with exemplar models. Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
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Feldman, N. H., & Griffiths, T. L. (2007). A rational account of the perceptual magnet effect. Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)

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