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Researcher: Heathcote, A (Professor Andrew Heathcote)

Fields of Research

Decision Making
Computer Perception, Memory and Attention
Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology)
Cognitive Science
Natural Language Processing
Adaptive Agents and Intelligent Robotics
Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Psychological Methodology, Design and Analysis
Sensory Processes, Perception and Performance
Control Systems, Robotics and Automation
Public Nutrition Intervention
Computer-Human Interaction

Research Objectives

Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Computer Software and Services
National Security
Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
Behaviour and Health
Health and Support Services
Food Safety

Career Best Publications

A ballistic model of choice response time; Psychological Review
An Integrated Model of Choices and Response Times in Absolute Identification; Psychological Review
Analysis of response time distributions: an example using the stroop task; Psychological Bulletin
Electrophysiological correlates of anticipatory task-switching processes; Psychophysiology: An International Journal
Item Recognition Memory and the Receiver Operating Characteristic; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition
The Design and Analysis of State-Trace Experiments; Psychological Methods
The Law of Practice and localist neural network models; Behavioral and Brain Sciences
The Multiattribute Linear Ballistic Accumulator Model of Context Effects in Multialternative Choice; Psychological Review
The simplest complete model of choice response time: linear ballistic accumulation; Cognitive psychology

Research Publications

A ballistic model of choice response time; Psychological Review
A Bayesian approach for estimating the probability of trigger failures in the stop-signal paradigm; Behavior Research Method
A Diffusion Decision Model Analysis of Evidence Variability in the Lexical Decision Task; Psychonomic Bulletin and Review
A new framework for modeling decisions about changing information: The Piecewise Linear Ballistic Accumulator model; Cognitive Psychology
Accumulating evidence about what prospective memory costs actually reveal; Journal of Experimental Psychology
Adjustments of Response Threshold during Task Switching: A Model-Based Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study; Journal of Neuroscience
Advance preparation in task-switching: converging evidence from behavioral, brain activation, and model-based approaches; Frontiers in Psychology
Altering the primacy bias—How does a prior task affect mismatch negativity?; Psychophysiology: An International Journal
An Integrated Model of Choices and Response Times in Absolute Identification; Psychological Review
An Introduction to Good Practices in Cognitive Modeling; An Introduction to Model-Based Cognitive Neuroscience
An R package for state-trace analysis; Behavior research methods
Analysis of response time distributions: an example using the stroop task; Psychological Bulletin
Anodal tDCS over the motor cortex on prepared and unprepared responses in young adults; PLoS One
Asymmetric compression of representational space for object animacy categorization under degraded viewing conditions; Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
Bayes factors for state-trace analysis; Journal of Mathematical Psychology
Bayesian Analyses of Cognitive Architecture; Psychological Methods
Biased relevance filtering in the auditory system: A test of confidence-weighted first-impressions; Biological psychology
Brain and Behavior in Decision-Making; PL o S One
Breaking the rules in perceptual information integration; Cognitive Psychology
Cognitive models of unmanned aerial vehicle operators; Future Land Force Conference 2014
Converging measures of workload capacity; Psychonomic Bulletin and Review
Decision processes and the slowing of simple choices in schizophrenia; Journal of Abnormal Psychology
Designing state-trace experiments to assess the number of latent psychological variables underlying binary choices; 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (COGSCI 2010)
Diffusion versus linear ballistic accumulation: different models but the same conclusions about psychological processes?; Psychonomic Bulletin and Review
Diffusion versus linear ballistic accumulation: different models for response time with different conclusions about psychological mechanisms?; Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology
Diffusion vs. linear ballistic accumulation: Different models, different conclusions about the slope of the zROC in recognition memory; Journal of Memory and Language
Distinguishing the time-­ and magnitude-­difference accounts of the Simon Effect: Evidence from the reach-­‐to-­‐touch paradigm; Attention, Perception & Psychophysics
Distribution-free tests of stochastic dominance for small samples; Journal of Mathematical Psychology
Does micro-variability make models more complex? a comparison between diffusive and linear evidence accumulation; 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (COGSCI 2010)
Drawing conclusions from choice response time models: A tutorial using the linear ballistic accumulator; Journal of Mathematical Psychology
Electrophysiological correlates of anticipatory task-switching processes; Psychophysiology: An International Journal
Evidence accumulation in a complex task: Making choices about concurrent multiattribute stimuli under time pressure; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied
Extending the Failure-to-Engage theory of task switch costs; Cognitive psychology
Failures of Cognitive Control or Attention? The Case of Stop-Signal Deficits in Schizophrenia; Attention, perception & psychophysics
Fundamental causes of systematic and random variability in recognition memory; Journal of Memory and Language
Generalising the drift rate distribution for linear ballistic accumulators; Journal of Mathematical Psychology
Increasing Capacity: Practice Effects in Absolute Identification; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition
Integrating cognitive process and descriptive models of attitudes and preferences; Cognitive Science: A Multidisciplinary Journal of Artificial Intelligence, Linguistics, Neuroscience, Philosophy and Psychology
Item effects in recognition memory for words; Journal of Memory and Language
Item Recognition Memory and the Receiver Operating Characteristic; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition
Likelihood ratio sequential sampling models of recognition memory; Cognitive Psychology
Linear deterministic accumulator models of simple choice; Frontiers in psychology
Mismatch negativity (MMN) to pitch change is susceptible to order-dependent bias; Frontiers in Neuroscience
Model Flexibility Analysis does not measure the persuasiveness of a fit; Psychological Review
Modeling Cognitive Load Effects of Conversation Between a Passenger and Driver; Attention Perception & Psychophysics
Modeling probability knowledge and choice in decisions from experience; 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society
Multidimensional scaling methods for absolute identification data; 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (COGSCI 2010)
Multitasking in Working Memory; CogSci 2014 is the 36th annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society
Neural Correlates and Temporal Dynamics of Task-Switching in Normal Aging; 9th Conference of the Australasian Society for Cognitive Science
Nonlinear dynamical analysis of noisy time series; Nonlinear Dynamical Systems Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences Using Real Data
Not Just for Consumers: Context Effects Are Fundamental to Decision Making; Psychological Science
Not so primitive: context-sensitive meta-learning about unattended sound sequences; Journal of Neurophysiology
On the efficiency of neurally-informed cognitive models to identify latent cognitive states; Journal of Mathematical Psychology
Opportunity for verbalization does not improve visual change detection performance: A state-trace analysis; Behavior Research Methods (Online)
Post-error recklessness and the hot hand; Judgment and Decision Making
Posterior distribution analysis of the retention of briefly studied words; 9th Conference of the Australasian Society for Cognitive Science 2009
Reactive control processes contributing to residual switch cost and mixing cost across the adult lifespan; Frontiers in Psychology
Recollection and confidence in two-alternative forced choice episodic recognition; Journal of Memory and Language
Sequence effects support the conflict theory of N2 and P3 in the Go/NoGo task; International Journal of Psychophysiology
Slow down and remember to remember! A delay theory of prospective memory costs; Psychological Review
Stimulus-specific learning: disrupting the bow effect in absolute identification; Attention, Perception & Psychophysics
Switch-specific and general preparation map onto different ERP components in a task-switching paradigm; Psychophysiology: An International Journal
Temporally specific miRNA expression patterns in the dorsal and ventral striatum of addiction-prone rats; Addiction Biology
The Best of Times and the Worst of Times Are Interchangeable; Decision
The Design and Analysis of State-Trace Experiments; Psychological Methods
The Disproportionate Face Inversion Effect in recognition memory; 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (COGSCI 2010)
The effect of rule determinacy on deciding contract disputes: experimental data and network simulation; Sixth Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (CELS2011)
The Falsifiability of Actual Decision-Making Models; Psychological Review
The form of the forgetting curve and the fate of memories; Journal of Mathematical Psychology
The fragile nature of contextual preference reversals: Reply to Tsetsos, Chater, and Usher (2015); Psychological Review
The Hare and the Tortoise: Emphasizing Speed Can Change the Evidence Used to Make Decisions; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition
The impact of MRI scanner environment on perceptual decision-making; Behavior research methods
The Law of Practice and localist neural network models; Behavioral and Brain Sciences
The Lognormal Race: A Cognitive-Process Model of Choice and Latency with Desirable Psychometric Properties; Psychometrika
The Multiattribute Linear Ballistic Accumulator Model of Context Effects in Multialternative Choice; Psychological Review
The simplest complete model of choice response time: linear ballistic accumulation; Cognitive psychology
Time course differences between bilinguals and monolinguals in the Simon task; Cognitive Control and Consequences of Multilingualism
Titrating decision processes in the mental rotation task; Psychological Review
Toward a model-based cognitive neuroscience of mind wandering; Neuroscience
Two Routes to Expertise in Mental Rotation; Cognitive Science: A Multidisciplinary Journal of Artificial Intelligence, Linguistics, Neuroscience, Philosophy and Psychology
Variability in proactive and reactive cognitive control processes across the adult lifespan; Frontiers in Psychology
What controls gain in gain control? Mismatch negativity (MMN), priors and system biases; Brain Topography: Journal of Functional Neurophysiology
When the Brain Takes a Break: A Model-Based Analysis of Mind Wandering; Journal of Neuroscience
Why is accurately labelling simple magnitudes so hard?; Oxford Handbook of Computational and Mathematical Psychology
Working memory’s workload capacity; Memory & Cognition

Research Projects

Choice Models for Learning and Memory; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Developing a Unified Theory of Episodic Memory; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Integrating individual and environmental perspectives on eating to prevent obesity: Modelling food choices in real-time; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Modelling human decision making in complex environments; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Providing Automation with Situational Awareness of Operator Workload; Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG)
Bayesian Estimation of Evidence Accumulation Architectures in Neuroscience and Cognition
A unified theory of performance in absolute identification tasks
Absolute identification and beyond: A comprehensive, integrated architecture for speeded choice
An analysis of human cognition using dynamic nonlinear models
Are two processes one too many? An investigation of the viability of the dual-process model of recognition memory
Evaluation of computer-based instruction in the teaching of psychology
Lexical Contagion and Similarity Effects in Recognition Memory
Rapid Decisions: From neuroscience to complex cognitions
Testing detailed models of visual word identification: Decision and response contributions to performance
The Development of Speed Skill

Research Candidate Supervision