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Jonathan Nelson

© MPI for Human Development
Visiting Researcher
+49 30 82406-696
nelson [at] mpib-berlin [dot] mpg [dot] de
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Google Scholar page:
http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=6BfJK3gAAAAJ&hl=en

Personal home page:
http://jonathandnelson.com/

 

Selected papers (downloadable on my my home page at http://www.jonathandnelson.com/):

Nelson, JD; Divjak, B; Gudmundsdottir, G; Martignon, LF; 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   

Jarecki, J; Meder, B; Nelson, JD (2013). The assumption of class-conditional independence in category learning.   Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society,  Berlin, Germany. 

Filimon, F; Philiastides, M; Nelson, JD; Kloosterman, N; Heekeren, H (2013). How embodied is perceptual decision making?— Evidence for separate processing of perceptual and motor decisions.   Journal of Neuroscience, 33(5), 2121-2136

Meder, BM; Nelson, JD (2012). Information search with situation-specific reward functions. Judgment and Decision Making, 7(2), 119-148.  (.pdf) (.html)

Nelson, JD; McKenzie, CRM; Cottrell, GW; Sejnowski, TJ (2010). Experience matters: information acquisition optimizes probability gain. Psychological Science, 21(7), 960-969.,

Filimon, F; Nelson, JD; Huang, R.-S.; Sereno, M. I. (2009). Multiple parietal reach regions in humans: cortical representations for visual and proprioceptive feedback during online reaching. Journal of Neuroscience, 29(9), 2961-2971

Nelson, JD (2009). Naïve optimality: Subjects' heuristics can be better-motivated than experimenters' optimal models. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 32, 94-95.

Nelson, JD (2008). Towards a rational theory of human information acquisition. In Oaksford, M & Chater, N (Eds.), The probabilistic mind: Prospects for rational models of cognition (pp. 143-163). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Filimon, F; Nelson, JD; Hagler, DJ; Sereno, MI (2007). Human cortical representations for reaching: mirror neurons for execution, observation, and imagery. NeuroImage, 37(4), 1315-1328.  

Nelson, JD; Cottrell, GW (2007).   A probabilistic model of eye movements in concept formation.  Neurocomputing, 70, 2256-2272.

Nelson, JD (2005). Finding useful questions: on Bayesian diagnosticity, probability, impact and information gain.  Psychological Review, 112(4), 979-999.

McKenzie, CRM; Nelson, JD (2003). What a speaker's choice of frame reveals: Reference points, frame selection, and framing effects.  Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 10(3), 596-602.

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zuklappen Publications

Wu, C., 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. Advance online publication. doi:10.1037/xlm0000374
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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.