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Subject:   Call for Participation: CHREST Tutorial - An Introduction to Cognitive Modelling, 14 Sep, 2011, UK
Email:   Marvin.Schiller_(on)_brunel.ac.uk
Date received:   30 Jun 2011
Start date:   14 Sep 2011

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: +++ CHREST Tutorial: An Introduction to Cognitive Modelling +++ Brunel University, London, UK, September 14th, 2011 http://www.gamblingresearch.net/chrest-tutorial CHREST (Chunk Hierarchy and REtrieval STructures) is a comprehensive computational model of human learning and perception (see http://www.chrest.info <http://www.chrest.info/>). It has been used to successfully simulate data in a variety of domains, including: acquisition of syntactic categories, expert behaviour, concept formation, implicit learning, and the acquisition of multiple representations in physics for problem solving, and gambling. The aim of this workshop is to provide participants with an introduction to CHREST, how it can be used to model various phenomena, and the knowledge to carry out their own modelling experiments. Participants in this tutorial will: - Acquire a comprehensive understanding of the CHREST computational model and its relation to the chunking and template theories of cognition; - Explore some key learning phenomena supporting the chunking theory by taking part in a verbal-learning experiment; - Attempt to match the performance of a CHREST model of verbal learning with their own data; and - Be introduced to the implementation of CHREST in sufficient detail to begin modelling data in their own domains The tutorial is held by Prof. Fernand Gobet, Dr. Peter Lane, and Dr. Marvin Schiller. Fernand Gobet (http://www.brunel.ac.uk/~hsstffg/) is Professor of Psychology at Brunel University. He previously was Reader of Intelligent Systems at the University of Nottingham. He started working on the CHREST architecture in collaboration with Herbert Simon during his stay at Carnegie Mellon (1990-1995). In addition to developing the CHREST architecture, his scientific interests include: methodology of computational modelling; empirical research into expert behaviour, including its neural correlates; the psychology of board games; problem gambling; natural and artifical intelligence; and the fusion between perceptual and conceptual knowledge. Peter Lane (http://homepages.feis.herts.ac.uk/~comqpcl/) is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science at the University of Hertfordshire. He was introduced to CHREST when working for Fernand Gobet at the University of Nottingham. In addition to work with CHREST, research interests include: data mining, image analysis and machine learning. Marvin Schiller (http://www.marvin-schiller.de) is a Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Expertise at Brunel University. His current work investigates cognitive models of problem gambling using CHREST. +++ Organisers +++ Fernand Gobet and Marvin Schiller, Brunel University, London, UK +++ Further Information/Registration +++ Please see http://www.gamblingresearch.net/chrest-tutorial or contact the organisers. ---------------------------------------------- Dr. Marvin Schiller Research Fellow Centre for the Study of Expertise School of Social Sciences / Dept. of Psychology Brunel University Middlesex Uxbridge UB8 3PH UK Tel. 0044 (0)1895 267487 Marvin.Schiller_(at)_brunel.ac.uk _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(at)_mailman.let.uu.nl http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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