Publications

2011

  • Karaminis, T. N., & Thomas, M. S. C. (submitted). Connectionism. Manuscript submitted for publication. pdf format
  • Karaminis, T. N., & Thomas, M. S. C. (submitted). Connectionist theories of learning. Manuscript submitted for publication. pdf format
  • Thomas, M. S. C., Knowland, V. C. P., & Karmiloff-Smith, A. (in press). Variability in the severity of developmental disorders: A neurocomputational account of developmental regression in autism. In: E. Davelaar (Ed.), Proceedings of the 12th Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop. Singapore: World Scientific. pdf format
  • Westermann, G., Thomas, M. S. C., & Karmiloff-Smith, A. (in press). Neuroconstructivism. In: U. Goswami (Ed.), Blackwell Handbook of Child Development (2nd Edition). Oxford: Blackwells. pdf format

2010

  • Cooper, R. P. (2010): Cognitive control: Componential or emergent? Topics in Cognitive Science, 2, 598-613.
  • Cooper, R. P. & Davelaar, E. J. (2010): Modelling the correlation between two putative inhibition tasks: A simulation approach. In Salvucci, D. & Gunzelmann, G. (eds.), Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of Cognitive Modelling. pp. 31-36. Drexel University: Philadelphia, PA, USA. pdf format
  • Davelaar, E. J. & Cooper, R. P. (2010): Modelling the correlation between two putative inhibition tasks: An analytic approach. In Catrambone, R. & Ohlsson, S. (eds.), Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. pp. 937-942. Cognitive Science Society Incorporated: Portland, OR, USA. pdf format
  • Karaminis, T. N. & Thomas, M. S. C. (2010). A cross-linguistic model of the acquisition of inflectional morphology in English and Modern Greek. To appear in: S. Ohlsson & R. Catrambone (Eds.), Proceedings of 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, August 11-14, 2010, Portland, Oregon, USA. pdf format
  • Mareschal, D. (2010) Computational perspectives on cognitive development. Wiley Interdisciplinary Review.
  • Ruh, N., Cooper, R. P., & Mareschal, D. (2010): Action selection in complex routinized sequential behaviors. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 36, 955-975.

2009

  • Cooper, R. P. (2009): Extending the contention scheduling model of routine action selection: The Wisconsin Card Sorting Task and frontal dysfunction. In Howes, A., Peebles, D., & Cooper, R. P. (eds.), Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Cognitive Modelling. Manchester, UK. pp. 198-203. April. pdf format
  • Howes, A., Peebles, D., & Cooper, R. P. (eds.) (2009): Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Cognitive Modelling. Manchester, UK.
  • Mareschal, D., Leech, R., & Cooper, R. P. (2009): Connectionist and Dynamic Systems models of development: The case of analogical completion. In Spencer, J. P., Thomas, M. S. C., & McClelland, J. L. (eds.), Toward a New Grand Theory of Development? Connectionism and Dynamic Systems Theory Re-Considered. pp. 203-217. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK.
  • Purser, H., Thomas, M. S. C., & Snoxall, S. & Mareschal, D. (2009) The development of similarity: Testing the prediction of a computational model of metaphor comprehension. Language and Cognitive Processes, 24, 1406-1430.
  • Spencer, J., Thomas, M. S. C., & McClelland, J. L. (2009). Toward a new unified theory of development: Connectionism and dynamical systems theory re-considered. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Thomas, M. S. C., McClelland, J. L., Richardson, F. M., Schapiro, A. C., & Baughman, F. (2009). Dynamical and connectionist approaches to development: Toward a future of mutually beneficial co-evolution. In J. Spencer, M. S. C. Thomas, & J. L. McClelland (Eds). Toward a new unified theory of development: Connectionism and dynamical systems theory re-considered. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pdf format
  • Thomas, M.S.C. (2009). Competition as a mechanism for producing sensitive periods in connectionist models of development. In J. Mayor, N. Ruh & K. Plunkett (Eds.), Progress in Neural Processing 18: Proceedings of the Eleventh Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop. Singapore: World Scientific. pdf format

2008

  • Baughman, F. D. & Thomas, M. S. C. (2008). Specific impairments in cognitive development: A dynamical systems approach. In B. C. Love, K. McRae, & V. M. Sloutsky (Eds.), Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1819-1824). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. pdf format
  • Leech, R., Mareschal, D., & Cooper, R. P. (2008): Analogy as Relational Priming: A Developmental and Computational Perspective on the Origins of a Complex Cognitive Skill. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 31, 357-378.
  • Leech, R., Mareschal, D., & Cooper, R. P. (2008): Response to commentators: Growing cognition from recycled parts. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 31, 401-414.
  • Richardson, F. & Thomas, M. S. C. (2008). Critical periods and catastrophic interference in self-organising feature maps. Developmental Science, 11(3), 371-389. pdf format
  • Ruh, N., Cooper, R. P., & Mareschal, D. (2008): The hierarchies and systems that underlie routine behavior: evidence from an experiment in virtual gardening. In Sloutsky, V., Love, B., & McRae, K. (eds.), Proceedings of the 30th International Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Washington, DC. pp. 339-344. July.
  • Ruh, N., Cooper, R. P., & Mareschal, D. (2008): A connectionist approach to modelling the flexible control of routine activities. In French, R. M. & Thomas, E. (eds.), From Rules to Associations: Connectionist Models of Behaviour and Cognition. pp. 3-15. World Scientific: Singapore. pdf format
  • Sirois, S., Spratling, M.W., Thomas, M.S.C. and Westermann, G., Mareschal, D., and Johnson, M.H. (2008) Precis of Neuroconstructivism: How the Brain Constructs Cognition. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 31, 321-356. pdf format
  • Thomas, M. S. C. (2008). Ageing, plasticity, and cognitive reserve in connectionist networks. In B. C. Love, K. McRae, & V. M. Sloutsky (Eds.), Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2089-2094). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. pdf format
  • Thomas, M. S. C. & McClelland, J. L. (2008). Connectionist models of cognition. In R. Sun (Ed.), Cambridge handbook of computational cognitive modelling (pp. 23-58). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pdf format

2007

2006

  • Baughman, F. D. & Cooper, R. P. (2006): Inhibition and young children's performance on the Tower of London task. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Cognitive Modelling. Trieste, Italy. pp. 26-31. April.
  • Cooper, R. P. (2006): Cognitive Architectures as Lakatosian Research Programmes: Two case studies. Philosophical Psychology, 19, 199-220.
  • Cooper, R. P. & Shallice, T. (2006): Structured representations in the control of behavior cannot be so easily dismissed: A reply to Botvinick and Plaut (2006). Psychological Review, 113, 929-931.
  • Cooper, R. P. & Shallice, T. (2006): Hierarchical schemas and goals in the control of sequential behaviour. Psychological Review, 113, 887-916.
  • Crescentini, C., Shallice, T., & Cooper, R. P. (2006): A macroplanning model to simulate dynamic aphasia. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Cognitive Modelling. Trieste, Italy. pp. 80-85. April.
  • Grecucci, A., Cooper, R. P., & Rumiati, R. I. (2006): The emotional enhancement of stimulus-response compatibility: A computational study. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Cognitive Modelling. Trieste, Italy. pp. 118-123. April.
  • Richardson, F.M., Baughman, F.D., Forrester, N. A., & Thomas, M.S.C. (2006). Computational Modeling of Variability in the Balance Scale Task. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference of Cognitive Modeling. pdf format
  • Richardson, F. M., Forrester, N. A., Baughman, F. D., & Thomas, M. S. C. (2006). Computational Modeling of Variability in the Conservation Task. In Proceedings of The 28th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (p. 2010-2015), July 26-29, Vancouver, BC, Canada. pdf format
  • Richardson, F., & Thomas, M. S. C. (2006). The benefits of computational modelling for the study of developmental disorders: Extending the Triesch et al. model to ADHD. Developmental Science, 9(2), 151-155. pdf format
  • Ruh, N., Cooper, R. P., & Mareschal, D. (2006): Redundancy and multiple levels of control in a connectionist model of sequential action. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Cognitive Modelling. Trieste, Italy. pp. 262-267. April.
  • Thomas, M. S. C. & Johnson, M. H. (2006). The computational modelling of sensitive periods. Developmental Psychobiology, 48(4), 337-344. pdf format
  • Westermann, G., Sirois, S., Shultz, T.R. & Mareschal, D. (2006). Modeling developmental cognitive neuroscience. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 10, 227-232. pdf format

2005

  • Abreu, A. M., French, R. M., Annaz, D., Thomas, M. S. C., & de Schonen, S. (2005). A visual conflict hypothesis for global-local visual deficits in Williams syndrome: Simulations and data. Proceedings of the 27th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Stresa, Italy, 21 July 2005. pdf format
  • Cooper, R. P. (2005): The control of routine action: Modelling normal and impaired functioning. In Houghton, G. (eds.), Connectionist models in Cognitive Psychology. pp. 313-344. Psychology Press: Hove, UK.
  • Cooper, R. P., Schwartz, M. F., Yule, P., & Shallice, T. (2005): The simulation of action disorganisation in complex activities of daily living. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 22, 959-1004.
  • Ruh, N., Cooper, R. P., & Mareschal, D. (2005): Routine action: Combining familiarity and goal orientedness. In Bryson, J. J., Prescott, T. J., & Seth, A. K. (eds.), Modelling Natural Action Selection. Edinburgh. pp. 174-179.
  • Ruh, N., Cooper, R. P., & Mareschal, D. (2005): The time course of routine action. In Bara, B. G., Barsalou, L., & Bucciarelli, M. (eds.), Proceedings of the 27th International Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Stresa, Italy. pp. 1889-1894. July.
  • Ruh, N., Cooper, R. P., & Mareschal, D. (2005): A reinforcement model of sequential routine action. In Honkela, T., Köhönen, V., Pöllä, M., & Simula, O. (eds.), Proceedings of International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Adaptive Knowledge Representation and Reasoning. Espoo, Finland. pp. 65-70. June.
  • Thomas, M. S. C. (2005). Characterising compensation. Cortex, 41(3), 434-442. pdf format
  • Thomas, M. S. C., & Richardson, F. (2005). Atypical representational change: Conditions for the emergence of atypical modularity. In M. Johnson & Y. Munakata (Eds.) Attention and Performance XXI (p.315-347). pdf format
  • Westermann, G. & Mareschal, D. (2005). Connectionist modelling. In Hopkins, B., Barr, R. G., Michel, G. F., & Rochat, P. (Eds.) Cambridge Encyclopaedia of Child Development. 305-308. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

2004

  • Leech, R. & Mareschal, D. (2004): Connectionist modelling of the development of analogical completion. AISB Quarterly Newsletter, 18, 4-5.
  • Leech, R., Mareschal, D., & Cooper, R. P. (2004): A temporal attractor framework for the development of analogical completion. In Bowman, H. & Labiouse, C. (eds.), Connectionist Models of Cognition and Perception II. pp. 201-210. World Scientific: Singapore.
  • Sirois, S. & Mareschal, D. (2004): An interacting systems model of infant habituation. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 16, 1352-1362. pdf format
  • Thomas, M. S. C. & Redington, M. (2004). Modelling atypical syntax processing. In W. Sakas (Ed.), Proceedings of the First Workshop on Psycho-computational models of human language acquisition at the 20th International Conference on Computational Linguistics . Pp. 85-92. pdf format
  • Westermann, G. &, Mareschal, D. (2004): Modelling asymmetric infant categorization with the representational acuity hypothesis. In Howe, P. & Labouise, C. (Eds.) Connectionist models of cognition and perception II: Proceedings of the Eighth Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop (NCPW8). 95-104. London, UK: World Scientific.

2003

  • Cooper, R. P. (2003): Organisation and disorganisation of complex sequential activities. In Detje, F., Dörner, D., & Schaub, H. (eds.), Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Cognitive Modelling. Bamberg, Deutschland. pp. 51-56. April.
  • Cooper, R. P. (2003): Mechanisms for the generation and regulation of sequential behaviour. Philosophical Psychology, 16, 389-416.
  • Cooper, R. P. & Yule, P. (2003): An introduction to the COGENT cognitive modelling environment. In Detje, F., Dörner, D., & Schaub, H. (eds.), Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Cognitive Modelling. Bamberg, Deutschland. pp. 315. April.
  • Cooper, R. P., Yule, P., & Fox, J. (2003): Cue selection and category learning: A systematic comparison of three theories. Cognitive Science Quarterly, 3, 143-182.
  • Leech, R., Mareschal, D., & Cooper, R. P. (2003): A connectionist account of analogical development. In Alterman, R. & Kirsh, D. (eds.), Proceedings of the 25th International Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Boston, MA. pp. 710-715. August.
  • Mareschal, D. (2003). Connectionist models of learning and development in infancy. In Quinlan, P. (Ed.), Connectionist Models of Development. 43-82. Hove, UK: Psychology Press.
  • Mareschal, D. (2003). Computational Models of Cognitive Development. In Nadel, L. (Ed.), Encyclopaedia of Cognitive Science. 533-39.  London, UK: Macmillan.
  • Yule, P. & Cooper, R. P. (2003): Express: A web-based technology to support human and computational experimentation. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, & Computers, 35, 605-613.

2002

  • Cooper, R. P. (2002): Two closely related simulations provide weak limits on Residual Normality. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 25, 754-755.
  • Cooper, R. P. (2002): Order and disorder in everyday action: The roles of contention scheduling and supervisory attention. Neurocase, 8, 61-79.
  • Cooper, R. P. (2002): Control and communication in mental computation. Computational Intelligence, 18, 29-31.
  • Cooper, R. P. (2002): Modelling High-Level Cognitive Processes. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates: Mahwah, NJ.
  • French, R. M., Mermillod, M., Chauvin, A., Quinn, P.C., & Mareschal, D. (2002).  The importance of starting blurry: Simulating improved basic-level category learning in infants due to weak visual acuity. In Proceedings of the twenty -fourth annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society. London: LEA
  • Mareschal, D. (2002). Connectionist methods in infancy research. In Fagen, J. & Hayne, H. (Eds.), Progress in Infancy Research, Vol. 2. 71-119. Erlbaum. (Formerly Advances in Infancy Research).
  • Mareschal, D. & Johnson, S. P. (2002) Learning to perceive object unity: A connectionist account. Developmental Science 5, 151-172. pdf format
  • Sirois, S. & Mareschal, D. (2002) Models of infant habituation. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 6, 293-98.
  • Sirois, S. & Mareschal, D. (2002). Infant habituation: a review of current computational models and a new proposal.  In Bullinaria, J. (Ed.), Proceedings of the Seventh Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop (NCPW7). 51-63. London, UK: World Scientific Press.

2001

  • Cooper, R. P. (2001): The role of object-oriented concepts in cognitive models. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 5, 333.
  • Cooper, R. P. & Glasspool, D. W. (2001): Learning action affordances and action schemas. In French, R. M. & Sougné, J. (eds.), Connectionist Models of Learning, Development and Evolution. pp. 133-142. Springer-Verlag: London.
  • French, R. M., Mermillod, M., Quinn, P.C., Mareschal, D. (2001). Reversing category exclusivities in infant perceptual categorisation: Simulation and data. In J. D. Moore & K. Stenning (Eds), Proceedings of the twenty-third annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society. 307-312. London: LEA. pdf format
  • Schafer, G. & Mareschal, D. (2001). Modeling infant speech sound discrimination using simple associative networks. Infancy 2, 7-28.
  • Thomas, M. S. C. & Mareschal, D. (2001) Metaphor as categorisation: A connectionist implementation. Metaphor and Symbol 16, 5-27.
  • Thomas, M. S. C., Mareschal, D., & Hinds, A. C. (2001), A connectionist account of the emergence of the literal-metaphorical-anomalous distinction in young children. In Proceedings of the twenty-third annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society. 1042-1047. London: LEA. pdf format
  • Yule, P. & Cooper, R. P. (2001): Towards a technology for computational experimentation. In Altmann, E., Cleeremans, A., Schunn, C. D., & Gray, W. D. (eds.), Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Cognitive Modelling. Fairfax, VA. pp. 223-228. July. pdf format

2000

  • Cooper, R. P. & Shallice, T. (2000): Contention Scheduling and the control of routine activities. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 17, 297-338. pdf format
  • Mareschal, D. (2000). Connectionist modelling and infant development. In Muir, D. and Slater, A.M. (Eds). Essential Readings in Psychology: Infant Development. 55-65. Oxford and Massachusetts: Blackwell Publishers Ltd.
  • Mareschal, D., French, R. M., Quinn, P. (2000). A connectionist account of asymmetric category learning in infancy. Developmental Psychology 36, 635-645. pdf format