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Experimental Methods + Cognitive Modeling Techniques = Progress and Obstacles in Developing Cognitive Theory

Dr. Wayne Gray
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

September 24, 2009
JEC 3117, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Refreshments at 3:30 p.m.


In this talk I will discuss two large effort projects from the CogWorks Laboratory at Rensselaer to apply the theories of cognitive science to complex problems. A key concern in these efforts was to maintain as many of the rigorous controls and concerns of traditional experimental psychology as feasible, while studying human interactive behavior in two complex task environments: surfing the web and video game play. The talk focuses on theories and techniques deployed, and the gaps in contemporary cognitive theory that this effort has revealed.

Hosted by: Dr. Petros Drineas (x8265)

Last updated: Sep. 8, 2009