cognitive tools lab

reverse engineering the human cognitive toolkit

our papers

  1. Hawkins, R., Sano, M., Goodman, N., and Fan, J. (2021). Visual resemblance and communicative context constrain the emergence of graphical conventions. arXiV. [pdf] [code]
  2. Huey, H., Lu, X., Walker, C., and Fan, J. (2021). Explanatory drawings prioritize functional properties at the expense of visual fidelity. psyArxiv. [pdf] [code]
  3. Bear*, D., Wang*, E., Mrowca*, D., Binder*, F., Tung, H.-Y., RT, P, Holdaway, C., Tao, S., Smith, K., Sun, F.-Y., Li, F.-F., Kanwisher, N., Tenenbaum, J., Yamins**, D., and Fan**, J. (2021). Physion: Evaluating physical prediction from vision in humans and machines. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (Datasets and Benchmarks Track). [pdf] [code]
  4. Long, B., Fan, J., Chai, Z., and Frank, M. (2021). Parallel developmental changes in children’s drawing and recognition of visual concepts. PsyArXiv. [pdf] [code]
  5. Huey, H., Walker, C., and Fan, J. (2021). How do the semantic properties of visual explanations guide causal inference?. Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. [pdf] [code]
  6. McCarthy*, W., Hawkins*, R., Wang, H., Holdaway, C., and Fan, J. (2021). Learning to communicate about shared procedural abstractions. Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. [pdf] [code]
  7. McCarthy, W., Mattar, M., Kirsh, D., and Fan, J. (2021). Connecting perceptual and procedural abstractions in physical construction. Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. [pdf] [code]
  8. Holdaway*, C., Bear*, D., Radwan, S., Frank, M., Yamins, D., and Fan, J. (2021). Measuring and predicting variation in the interestingness of physical structures. Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. [pdf] [code]
  9. Binder, F., Mattar, M., Kirsh, D., and Fan, J. (2021). Visual scoping operations for physical assembly. Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. [pdf] [code]
  10. Yang, J., and Fan, J. (2021). Visual communication of object concepts at different levels of abstraction. Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. [pdf] [code]
  11. Kachergis, G., Radwan, S., Long, B., Fan, J., Lingelbach, M., Bear, D., Yamins, D., and Frank, M. (2021). Predicting children’s and adults’ preferences in physical interactions via physics simulation. Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. [pdf] [code]
  12. Wang, H., Vul, E., Polikarpova, N., and Fan, J. (2021). Theory acquisition as constraint-based program synthesis. Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. [pdf]
  13. Wang, H., Polikarpova, N., and Fan, J. (2021). Learning part-based abstractions for visual object concepts. Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. [pdf] [code]
  14. Holt, S., Barner, D., and Fan, J. (2021). Improvised numerals rely on 1-to-1 correspondence. Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. [pdf] [code]
  15. McCarthy, W., Holdaway, C., Hawkins, R., and Fan, J. (2020). Emergence of compositional abstractions in human collaborative assembly. NeurIPS Workshop on Object Representations for Learning and Reasoning. [pdf] [code]
  16. Fan, J., Wammes, J., Gunn, J., Yamins, D., Norman, K., and Turk-Browne, N. (2020). Relating visual production and recognition of objects in human visual cortex. Journal of Neuroscience. [pdf] [code]
  17. Xu, X., Fan, J., and Dow, S. (2020). Schema and Metadata Guide the Collective Generation of Relevant and Diverse Work. In Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing. [pdf]
  18. McCarthy, W., and Fan, J. (2020). Rapid policy updating in human physical construction. ICML Workshop on Object-Oriented Learning: Perception, Representation, and Reasoning. [pdf] [code]
  19. Wang, H., and Fan, J. (2020). Library learning for structured object concepts. ICML Workshop on Object-Oriented Learning: Perception, Representation, and Reasoning. [pdf]
  20. McCarthy, W., Kirsh, D., and Fan, J. (2020). Learning to build physical structures better over time. Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. [pdf] [code]
  21. Fan, J., Hawkins, R., Wu, M., and Goodman, N. (2019). Pragmatic inference and visual abstraction enable contextual flexibility in visual communication. Computational Brain and Behavior. [pdf] [code]
  22. Achlioptas, P., Fan, J., Hawkins, R., Guibas, L., and Goodman, N. (2019). GeoGlot: Learning to Ground Referential Language in Geometry. International Conference on Computer Vision. [pdf]
  23. Hawkins, R., Sano, M., Goodman, N., and Fan, J. (2019). Disentangling contributions of visual information and interaction history in the formation of graphical conventions. Proceedings of the 41st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. [pdf] [code]
  24. Mukherjee, K., Hawkins, R., and Fan, J. (2019). Conveying semantic part information in drawings. Proceedings of the 41st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. [pdf] [code]
  25. Long, B., Fan, J., Chai, R., and Frank, M. (2019). Developmental changes in the ability to draw distinctive features of object categories. Proceedings of the 41st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. [pdf] [code]
  26. Fan, J., Dinculescu, M., and Ha, D. (2019). Collabdraw: an environment for collaborative sketching with an artificial agent. Proceedings of the 2019 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity and Cognition. [pdf]
  27. Cullen, S., Fan, J., Brugge, E., and Elga, A. (2018). Improving analytical reasoning and argument understanding: A quasi-experimental field study of argument visualization. npj: Science of Learning. [pdf]
  28. Long, B., Fan, J., and Frank, M. (2018). Drawings as a window into developmental changes in object representations. Proceedings of the 40th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. [pdf] [code]
  29. Fan, J., Yamins, D., and Turk-Browne, N. (2018). Common object representations for visual production and recognition. Cognitive Science. [pdf] [code]
  30. Fan, J., Turk-Browne, N., and Taylor, J. (2016). Error-driven learning in statistical summary perception. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. [pdf]
  31. Fan, J., Hutchinson, J.B., and Turk-Browne, N. (2016). When past is present: Substitutions of long-term memory for sensory evidence in perceptual judgments. Journal of Vision. [pdf]
  32. Fan, J., and Turk-Browne, N. (2016). Incidental biasing of attention from visual long-term memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. [pdf]
  33. Fan, J., Yamins, D., and Turk-Browne, N. (2015). Common object representations for visual recognition and production. In Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. [pdf]
  34. Fan, J. (2015). Drawing to learn: How producing graphical representations enhances scientific thinking. Translational Issues in Psychological Science. [pdf]
  35. Fan, J., and Suchow, J. (2014). The crowd is self-aware. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. [pdf]
  36. Fan, J., and Turk-Browne, N. (2013). Internal attention to features in visual short-term memory guides object learning. Cognition. [pdf]
  37. Fan, J. (2013). Can ideas about food inspire real social change? The case of Peruvian gastronomy. Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture. [pdf]
  38. Strange, B., Kroes, M., Fan, J., and Dolan, R. (2010). Emotion causes targeted forgetting of established memories. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. [pdf]
  39. Sharot, T., Shiner, T., Brown, A., Fan, J., and Dolan, R. (2009). Dopamine enhances expectation of pleasure in humans. Current Biology. [pdf]

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