Drexel Laboratory for Adaptive Cognition

Publications & Presentations


Manuscripts & In-Press

Neth, H., Sims, C. R., & Gray, W. D. (Under review). Rational task analysis: A unifying approach to study bounded rationality. Manuscript under review.

Sims, C. R. (Under review). The cost of misremembering: Inferring the loss function in visual working memory. Manuscript under review.

Sims, C. R., Bejjanki, V. R., Green, C. S., & Bavelier, D. (In preparation). Modeling the time course of learning in perceptual decision making. Manuscript in preparation.

2014

Sims, C. R. (2014). Inferring the loss function of visual working memory. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Psychonomics Society. [PDF]

Orhan, E.*, Sims, C. R.*, Jacobs, R. A., & Knill, D. C. (2014). The adaptive nature of visual working memory. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 23(3), 164–179. *Co-first authors. [PDF]

2013

Sims, C. R., Neth, H., Jacobs, R. A., & Gray, W. D. (2013). Melioration as rational choice: Sequential decision making in uncertain environments. Psychological Review, 120(1), 139–154. [PDF]

2012

Sims, C. R., Jacobs, R. A., & Knill, D. C. (2012). An ideal observer analysis of visual working memory. Psychological Review, 119(4),. 807–830. [PDF]

Bejjanki, V. R., Sims, C. R., Green, C. S., & Bavelier, D. (2012). Evidence for action video game induced ‘learning to learn’ in a perceptual decision-making task. Journal of Vision, 12 (9), 287-287. [URL]

2011

Myers, C. W., Gray, W. D., & Sims, C. R. (2011). The insistence of vision: Why do people look at a salient stimulus when it signals target absence? Visual Cognition, 19(9) 1122–1157. [PDF]

Sims, C. R., Jacobs, R. A., & Knill, D. C. (2011). Adaptive allocation of vision under competing task demands. Journal of Neuroscience, 31(3), 928–943. [PDF]

Sims, C. R., Jacobs, R. A., & Knill, D. C. (2011). An ideal observer model of visual short-term memory predicts human capacity–precision tradeoffs. In L. Carlson, C. Hoelscher, & T. F. Shipley (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 190–195). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [PDF]

Sims, C. R., Jacobs, R. A., & Knill, D. C. (2011). An ideal observer analysis of visual short-term memory: Evidence for flexible resource allocation. Journal of Vision, 11 (11), 1242-1242. [URL]

2010

Brudzinski, M., Sims, C. R., Gray, W. D., & Schoelles, M. (2010). Visual similarity is ObViS. In S. Ohlsson & R. Catrambone (Eds.), Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 848–852). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [PDF]

2009

2008

Sims, C. R., & Gray, W. D. (2008). Adaptation to embodied dynamics: Evidence from Bayes’ Ball. In Proceedings of the 30th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 135–140). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [PDF]

2007

Sims, C. R. & Fajen, B. F. (2007). A reinforcement learning model of visually guided braking. Journal of Vision, 7 (9), 151-151.

2006

Gray, W. D., Sims, C. R., Fu, W., & Schoelles, M. (2006). The soft constraints hypothesis: A rational analysis approach to resource allocation for interactive behavior. Psychological Review, 113(3), 461–482. [PDF]

Neth, H., Sims, C. R., & Gray, W. D. (2006). Melioration dominates maximization: Stable suboptimal performance despite global feedback. In Proceedings of the 28th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 627–632).

2005

Neth, H. & Sims, C. R., & Gray, W. D. (2005). Melioration despite more information: The role of feedback in stable suboptimal performance. In 49th Annual Conference of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (pp. 357–361). Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

Gray, W. D., Schoelles, M., & Sims, C. R. (2005). Adapting to the task environment: Explorations in expected value. Cognitive Systems Research, 6(1), 27–40.

Gray, W. D., Schoelles, M., & Sims, C. R. (2005). Cognitive metrics profiling. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 49(12), 1144-1148.

2004

Neth, H., Sims, C. R., Veksler, V. D., & Gray, W. D. (2004). You can’t play straight TRACS and win: Memory updates in a dynamic task environment. In K. D. Forbus, D. Gentner, & T. Regler (Eds.). Proceedings of the twenty-sixth annual meeting of the cognitive science society (pp. 1017–1022). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Sims, C. R. & Gray, W. D. (2004). Episodic versus semantic memory: An exploration of models of memory decay in the serial attention paradigm. In M. C. Lovett, C. D. Schunn, C. Lebiere, & P. Munro (Eds.). Proceedings of the 6th international conference on cognitive modeling—ICCM 2004 (pp. 279-284). Pittsburgh, PA.

Gray, W. D., Schoelles, M. J., & Sims, C. R.. Learning to choose the most effective strategy: Explorations in expected value. Proceedings of the sixth International Conference on Cognitive Modeling, 112-117.