Where the truth lies: how sampling implications drive deception without lying

Efficient communication leaves gaps between message and meaning. Interlocutors, by reasoning about how each other reasons, can help to fill these gaps. To the extent that such meta-inference is not calibrated, communication is impaired, raising the …

Exploring the role that encoding and retrieval play in sampling effects

A growing body of literature suggests that making different sampling assumptions about how data are generated can lead to qualitatively different patterns of inference based on that data. However, relatively little is known about how sampling …

Do additional features help or hurt category learning? The curse of dimensionality in human learners

Shows that people are only afflicted by the curse of dimensionality for rule-based categories, not family resemblance ones.

Learning word meaning with little means: An investigation into the inferential capacity of paradigmatic information

Stronger evidence isn't always better: A role for social inference in evidence selection and interpretation

Bayesian inference in word learning

To catch a liar: The effects of truthful and deceptive testimony on inferential learning

Probabilistic models of cognition: Exploring representations and inductive biases

Learning time-varying categories