Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Newcastle researchers contribute to the new Oxford Handbook of Mathematical and Computational Psychology

Researchers from the School of Psychology at the University of Newcastle, Australia, are among major contributors to the new Oxford Handbook of Mathematical and Computational Psychology.

Have you ever wondered what you can do with data beyond the standard t-tests and ANOVA? Have you wondered what cognitive models are all about? Or, know all about them and would like to implement them in your research?  This Handbook can be your first step into the realm of sophisticated approaches to the study of human cognition and behaviour.

The Handbook offers a comprehensive and authoritative review of important developments in computational and mathematical psychology. With chapters written by leading scientists across a variety of subdisciplines, it covers the key developments in elementary cognitive mechanisms (signal detection, information processing, reinforcement learning), basic cognitive skills (perceptual judgment, categorization, episodic memory), higher-level cognition (Bayesian cognition, decision making, semantic memory, shape perception), modeling tools (Bayesian estimation and other new model comparison methods), and emerging new directions in computation and mathematical psychology (neurocognitive modeling, applications to clinical psychology, quantum cognition).

Our School’s staff members and students are well represented in this prestigious volume: Dr. Ami Eidels is one of the editors, and UoN researchers Eidels, Scott Brown, Andrew Heathcote, and Simon Dennis contributed chapters on Mathematical Models of Cognition, Perceptual Judgments, and Models of Memory. PhD students Babette Rae and Paul Williams provided important contribution to both content and reviewing.