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Jonathan Nelson

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Max-Planck-Forschungsgruppe iSearch - Informationssuche, Ökologisches und Aktives Lernen bei Kindern

nelson [at] mpib-berlin [dot] mpg [dot] de

Akademischer Steckbrief: 

2005: Ph.D. (Kognitives Wissenschaft), Universität Kalifornien, San Diego
2002: M.S. (Kognitives Wissenschaft), Universität Kalifornien, San Diego
 

Forschungsinteressen: 
  • Spiele, die Konzepte der Informatik und der Mathematik der Wahrscheinlichkeit erläutern und verständlich machen
  • Informationssuche
  • Medizinische Entscheidungen

Alle aufklappen Curriculum Vitae

zuklappen Publikationen

Coenen, A., Nelson, J. D., & Gureckis, T. M. (2018). Asking the right questions about the psychology of human inquiry: Nine open challenges. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. Advance online publication. doi:10.3758/s13423-018-1470-5
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Crupi, V., Nelson, J. D., Meder, B., Cevolani, G., & Tentori, K. (2018). Generalized information theory meets human cognition: Introducing a unified framework to model uncertainty and information search. Cognitive Science, 42, 1410-1456. doi:10.1111/cogs.12613
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Jarecki, J. B., Meder, B., & Nelson, J. D. (2018). Naïve and robust: Class-conditional independence in human classification learning. Cognitive Science, 42, 4-42. doi:10.1111/cogs.12496
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Wu, C. M., Schulz, E., Speekenbrink, M., Nelson, J. D., & Meder, B. (2018). Generalization guides human exploration in vast decision spaces. Nature Human Behaviour, 2, 915-924. doi:10.1038/s41562-018-0467-4
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Wu, C. M., Meder, B., Filimon, F., & Nelson, J. D. (2017). Asking better questions: How presentation formats guide information search. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 43, 1274-1297. doi:10.1037/xlm0000374
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Wu, C. M., Schulz, E., Speekenbrink, M., Nelson, J. D., & Meder, B. (2017). Exploration and generalization in vast spaces. BioRxiv, 171371. doi:10.1101/171371
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Wu, C. M., Schulz, E., Speekenbrink, M., Nelson, J. D., & Meder, B. (2017). Mapping the unknown: The spatially correlated multi-armed bandit. BioRxiv, 106286. doi:10.1101/106286
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Moussaïd, M., & Nelson, J. D. (2014). Simple heuristics and the modelling of crowd behaviours. In U. Weidmann, U. Kirsch, & M. Schreckenberg (Eds.), Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics 2012 (pp. 75-90). Cham: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-02447-9_5
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Nelson, J. D., Divjak, B., Gudmundsdottir, G., Martignon, L., & Meder, B. (2014). Children's sequential information search is sensitive to environmental probabilities. Cognition, 130, 74-80. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2013.09.007
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Filimon, F., Philiastides, M. G., Nelson, J. D., Kloosterman, N. A., & Heekeren, H. R. (2013). How embodied is perceptual decision making? Evidence for separate processing of perceptual and motor decisions. The Journal of Neuroscience, 33, 2121-2136. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2334-12.2013
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Jarecki, J., Meder, B., & Nelson, J. D. (2013). The assumption of class-conditional independence in category learning. In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, & I. Wachsmuth (Eds.), Cooperative minds: Social interaction and group dynamics. Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2650-2655). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
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Markant, D., Gureckis, T., Meder, B., Nelson, J. D., Pirolli, P., & Yu, C. (2013). Informavores: Active information foraging and human cognition. In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, & I. Wachsmuth (Eds.), Cooperative minds: Social interaction and group dynamics. Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 93-94). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
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Meder, B., & Nelson, J. D. (2012). Information search with situation-specific reward functions. Judgment and Decision Making, 7, 119-148.
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Nelson, J. D., McKenzie, C. R. M., Cottrell, G. W., & Sejnowski, T. J. (2010). Experience matters: Information acquisition optimizes probability gain. Psychological Science, 21, 960-969. doi:10.1177/0956797610372637
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Filimon, F., Nelson, J. D., Huang, R.-S., & Sereno, M. I. (2009). Multiple parietal reach regions in humans: Cortical representations for visual and proprioceptive feedback during on-line reaching. The Journal of Neuroscience, 29, 2961-2971. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3211-08.2009
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Nelson, J. D. (2009). Naive optimality: Subjects' heuristics can be better motivated than experimenters' optimal models. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 32, 94-95. doi:10.1017/S0140525X09000405
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Nelson, J. D., & McKenzie, C. R. M. (2009). Confirmation bias. In M. W. Kattan (Ed.), Encyclopedia of medical decision making (Vol. 1, pp. 167-171). Los Angeles: Sage.