Physical Intuition and the Role of Counterfactual Reasoning: Insights from Jenga and Fluid Dynamics Simulations
We show that people can use counterfactual reasoning to make inferences about the physical world, even when kinetic information is degraded. Furthermore, we extend and focus on the specific physical properties that lead people to determine the viscosity of a liquid in our three fluid simulations.
The Role of Perception in Language Comprehension
In this paper, I show that the motor system plays a vital role in understanding language. I discuss this role's empirical and theoretical implications. I suggest that the motor system may be necessary for understanding language in general and not just for specific tasks or language phenomena and conclude by discussing the implications of this research for our understanding of language and cognition.
N. Chen, E. Cain, and R. Ryskin. Meaning Representations Across Life Span. Poster presentation to be delivered at the 2022 UROC Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, Merced, CA, August 2022. Poster Info
N. Chen, D. Richardson, and E. Isbell. Identifying eye movements in pediatric electroencephalogram (EEG): A machine learning approach. Cognitive Neuroscience Society. Poster presentation to be delivered at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society conference, San Francisco, CA, April 2022.
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