Drexel Laboratory for Adaptive Cognition

Publications & Presentations


Manuscripts & In-Press

Orhan, E.*, Sims, C. R.*, Jacobs, R. A., & Knill, D. C. (In press). The adaptive nature of visual working memory. Current Directions in Psychological Science. *Co-first authors.

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., Jacobs, R. A., & Knill. D. C. (Under review). Untangling Visual Attention and Visual Working Memory Capacity for Multi-Feature Objects. Manuscript under review.

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.