April 30, 2021 – Jesse Mu

Towards more human-like language in multi-agent communication Recent research has trained artificial agents to communicate with each other via task-oriented language, for the dual aims of (1) improving agent collaboration and (2) studying language evolution in artificial settings.  This talk will describe two studies of the emergent linguistic phenomena in these multi-agent systems. First, pragmatics: I’ll […]

April 23, 2021 – Patrick Bissett

Severe issues and solutions for the response inhibition data from the ABCD study and beyond   The stop-signal paradigm, a primary paradigm for measuring response inhibition, rests on the theoretical foundations of race models, which assumes independence between the overt go process and the inhibitory stop process. We show severe violations of independence across various […]

May 14, 2021 – Andrew Nam

What underlies rapid learning and out-of-distribution transfer in humans? Humans can sometimes learn a procedure from one or a small number of examples and then apply what they have learned to a much larger range of examples. Here, we explore this ability as it arises in learning a strategy from Sudoku. Participants naive to Sudoku […]