2004 Psychonomic Symposium:

What Does It Mean to Model Cognition?

 45th Annual Psychonomic Society Meeting
9:50 - 12:00 noon, Friday (November 19, 2004)
Minneapolis, MN

Symposium Organizers

Mark Pitt (pitt.2@osu.edu)
Jay Myung (myung.1@osu.edu)


As cognitive modeling continues to grow in popularity, it is important that cognitive psychologists in general and future modelers in particular, entertain this question. Answers are difficult to come by in the literature. Equally scarce are discussions of why one style of modeling might be chosen over another (mathematical vs. connectionist). The purpose of this symposium is to stimulate public discourse on the topic by having researchers familiar with both modeling and experimentation present their views, thereby highlighting the similarities and differences between styles of modeling. Three researchers (Shiffrin, Plaut, Batchelder) will provide answers to a common set of questions in the context of their style of modeling:

Two others (Logan, Wallsten) will then comment on the talks and provide a broader perspective on the enterprise of cognitive modeling. 

Speakers and Abstracts