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Professor Scott Brown

ARC Future Fellow

School of Psychology (Psychology)

Career Summary

Biography

Since earning my PhD in 2002, I have focussed on applying mathematical modelling techniques to the understanding of higher-order cognitive processes (mostly memory and decision-making). I spent four years as an Assistant Professor at UC Irvine, and then took up a position at the University of Newcastle. I have been supported in research-only positions by the Australian Research Council from 2008-2016 (a Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship, then a Future Fellowship). I share a lab with a strong group of math-psych researchers - see http://newcl.org/brown for details.


Qualifications

  • PhD (Psychology), University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Mathematics, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Psychology), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • cognition
  • mathematical psychology
  • memory
  • modelling
  • quantitative modelling
  • statistics

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified 30
170299 Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified 65
179999 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified 5

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Professor University of Newcastle
School of Psychology
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
Fellow - Society for Mathematical Psychology Society for Mathematical Psychology
Australia
18/07/2015 Fellow - Psychonomic Association Psychonomic Association
United States
1/12/2012 -  Fellow - ARC University of Newcastle
School of Psychology
Australia
1/06/2008 - 1/06/2013 Fellow - QE-II University of Newcastle
School of Psychology
Australia
1/01/2006 - 1/12/2010 Research Fellow ARC (Australian Research Council)
1/05/2005 - 1/05/2006 Review Panelist - Dynamic Systems Grants National Science Foundation
1/09/2002 - 1/08/2006 Assistant Professor University of California, Irvine
Department of Cognitive Science

Awards

Research Award

Year Award
2008 New Investigator Award
Society for Mathematical Psychology (United States)
2006 New Investigator Award
American Psychological Assocation (Division of Experimental Psychology) (United States)

Invitations

Participant

Year Title / Rationale
2006 International Workshop on Diffusion Models
Organisation: Albert Ludwigs University, Freiburg
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Heathcote A, Brown SD, Wagenmakers EJ, 'An introduction to good practices in cognitive modeling', An introduction to model-based cognitive neuroscience, Springer, New York, NY 25-48 (2015) [B2]
DOI 10.1007/978-1-4939-2236-9_2
Citations Scopus - 3
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote

Journal article (92 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Ratcliff R, Smith PL, Brown SD, McKoon G, 'Diffusion Decision Model: Current Issues and History', Trends in Cognitive Sciences, (2016)

© 2016. There is growing interest in diffusion models to represent the cognitive and neural processes of speeded decision making. Sequential-sampling models like the diffusion mo... [more]

© 2016. There is growing interest in diffusion models to represent the cognitive and neural processes of speeded decision making. Sequential-sampling models like the diffusion model have a long history in psychology. They view decision making as a process of noisy accumulation of evidence from a stimulus. The standard model assumes that evidence accumulates at a constant rate during the second or two it takes to make a decision. This process can be linked to the behaviors of populations of neurons and to theories of optimality. Diffusion models have been used successfully in a range of cognitive tasks and as psychometric tools in clinical research to examine individual differences. In this review, we relate the models to both earlier and more recent research in psychology. Diffusion models with drift and boundaries constant over time account for accuracy and correct and error response time distributions for many types of two-choice tasks in many populations of participants.Collapsing decision bounds implement optimal decision making in certain cases, but fits to data show humans use constant boundaries.Brief stimulus presentation produces time varying input, but data suggest that evidence is integrated to produce constant drift in the decision process. (Other tasks can produce nonstationary evidence.). Evidence is assumed to vary from trial to trial, as in signal detection theory. This explains why incorrect decisions are often slower than correct decisions.It is not clear if variability in a sequence of stimulus elements in expanded judgment tasks is equivalent to moment-by-moment internal noise in tasks with a single stationary stimulus.

DOI 10.1016/j.tics.2016.01.007
2016 De Hollander G, Forstmann BU, Brown SD, 'Different Ways of Linking Behavioral and Neural Data via Computational Cognitive Models', Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, 1 101-109 (2016)

© 2016 Society of Biological Psychiatry.Cognitive neuroscientists sometimes apply formal models to investigate how the brain implements cognitive processes. These models describe... [more]

© 2016 Society of Biological Psychiatry.Cognitive neuroscientists sometimes apply formal models to investigate how the brain implements cognitive processes. These models describe behavioral data in terms of underlying, latent variables linked to hypothesized cognitive processes. A goal of model-based cognitive neuroscience is to link these variables to brain measurements, which can advance progress in both cognitive and neuroscientific research. However, the details and the philosophical approach for this linking problem can vary greatly. We propose a continuum of approaches that differ in the degree of tight, quantitative, and explicit hypothesizing. We describe this continuum using four points along it, which we dub qualitative structural, qualitative predictive, quantitative predictive, and single model linking approaches. We further illustrate by providing examples from three research fields (decision making, reinforcement learning, and symbolic reasoning) for the different linking approaches.

DOI 10.1016/j.bpsc.2015.11.004
Citations Scopus - 1
2016 Cassey P, Hawkins GE, Donkin C, Brown SD, 'Using alien coins to test whether simple inference is Bayesian.', J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn, 42 497-503 (2016)
DOI 10.1037/xlm0000188
2016 van Ravenzwaaij D, Cassey P, Brown SD, 'A simple introduction to Markov Chain Monte¿Carlo sampling', Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 1-12 (2016)

© 2016 The Author(s)Markov Chain Monte¿Carlo (MCMC) is an increasingly popular method for obtaining information about distributions, especially for estimating posterior distribu... [more]

© 2016 The Author(s)Markov Chain Monte¿Carlo (MCMC) is an increasingly popular method for obtaining information about distributions, especially for estimating posterior distributions in Bayesian inference. This article provides a very basic introduction to MCMC sampling. It describes what MCMC is, and what it can be used for, with simple illustrative examples. Highlighted are some of the benefits and limitations of MCMC sampling, as well as different approaches to circumventing the limitations most likely to trouble cognitive scientists.

DOI 10.3758/s13423-016-1015-8
2016 Cassey PJ, Gaut G, Steyvers M, Brown SD, 'A generative joint model for spike trains and saccades during perceptual decision-making.', Psychon Bull Rev, (2016)
DOI 10.3758/s13423-016-1056-z
2015 Boehm U, Hawkins GE, Brown S, van Rijn H, Wagenmakers EJ, 'Of monkeys and men: Impatience in perceptual decision-making', Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, (2015)

© 2015 The Author(s)For decades sequential sampling models have successfully accounted for human and monkey decision-making, relying on the standard assumption that decision make... [more]

© 2015 The Author(s)For decades sequential sampling models have successfully accounted for human and monkey decision-making, relying on the standard assumption that decision makers maintain a pre-set decision standard throughout the decision process. Based on the theoretical argument of reward rate maximization, some authors have recently suggested that decision makers become increasingly impatient as time passes and therefore lower their decision standard. Indeed, a number of studies show that computational models with an impatience component provide a good fit to human and monkey decision behavior. However, many of these studies lack quantitative model comparisons and systematic manipulations of rewards. Moreover, the often-cited evidence from single-cell recordings is not unequivocal and complimentary data from human subjects is largely missing. We conclude that, despite some enthusiastic calls for the abandonment of the standard model, the idea of an impatience component has yet to be fully established; we suggest a number of recently developed tools that will help bring the debate to a conclusive settlement.

DOI 10.3758/s13423-015-0958-5
Citations Scopus - 1
2015 Hawkins GE, Forstmann BU, Wagenmakers EJ, Ratcliff R, Brown SD, 'Revisiting the evidence for collapsing boundaries and urgency signals in perceptual decision-making', Journal of Neuroscience, 35 2476-2484 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 the authors.For nearly 50 years, the dominant account of decision-making holds that noisy information is accumulated until a fixed threshold is crossed. This account has b... [more]

© 2015 the authors.For nearly 50 years, the dominant account of decision-making holds that noisy information is accumulated until a fixed threshold is crossed. This account has been tested extensively against behavioral and neurophysiological data for decisions about consumer goods, perceptual stimuli, eyewitness testimony, memories, and dozens of other paradigms, with no systematic misfit between model and data. Recently, the standard model has been challenged by alternative accounts that assume that less evidence is required to trigger a decision as time passes. Such ¿collapsing boundaries¿ or ¿urgency signals¿ have gained popularity in some theoretical accounts of neurophysiology. Nevertheless, evidence in favor of these models is mixed, with support coming from only a narrow range of decision paradigms compared with a long history of support from dozens of paradigms for the standard theory. We conducted the first large-scale analysis of data from humans and nonhuman primates across three distinct paradigms using powerful model-selection methods to compare evidence for fixed versus collapsing bounds. Overall, we identified evidence in favor of the standard model with fixed decision boundaries. We further found that evidence for static or dynamic response boundaries may depend on specific paradigms or procedures, such as the extent of task practice. We conclude that the difficulty of selecting between collapsing and fixed bounds models has received insufficient attention in previous research, calling into question some previous results.

DOI 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2410-14.2015
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 2
2015 Jones LG, Hawkins GE, Brown SD, 'Using Best-Worst Scaling to Improve Psychological Service Delivery: An Innovative Tool for Psychologists in Organized Care Settings', PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES, 12 20-27 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1037/ser0000011
Citations Scopus - 1
2015 Trueblood JS, Brown SD, Heathcote A, 'The fragile nature of contextual preference reversals: Reply to Tsetsos, Chater, and Usher (2015)', Psychological Review, 122 848-853 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 American Psychological Association.Trueblood, Brown, and Heathcote (2014) developed a new model, called the multiattribute linear ballistic accumulator (MLBA), to explain ... [more]

© 2015 American Psychological Association.Trueblood, Brown, and Heathcote (2014) developed a new model, called the multiattribute linear ballistic accumulator (MLBA), to explain contextual preference reversals in multialternative choice. MLBA was shown to provide good accounts of human behavior through both qualitative analyses and quantitative fitting of choice data. Tsetsos, Chater, and Usher (2015) investigated the ability of MLBA to simultaneously capture 3 prominent context effects (attraction, compromise, and similarity). They concluded that MLBA must set a "fine balance" of competing forces to account for all 3 effects simultaneously and that its predictions are sensitive to the position of the stimuli in the attribute space. Through a new experiment, we show that the 3 effects are very fragile and that only a small subset of people shows all 3 simultaneously. Thus, the predictions that Tsetsos et al. generated from the MLBA model turn out to match closely real data in a new experiment. Support for these predictions provides strong evidence for the MLBA. A corollary is that a model that can "robustly" capture all 3 effects simultaneously is not necessarily a good model. Rather, a good model captures patterns found in human data, but cannot accommodate patterns that are not found.

Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2015 Boekel W, Wagenmakers E-J, Belay L, Verhagen J, Brown S, Forstmann BU, 'A purely confirmatory replication study of structural brain-behavior correlations', CORTEX, 66 115-133 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.cortex.2014.11.019
Citations Web of Science - 4
2015 Hawkins GE, Wagenmakers EJ, Ratcliff R, Brown SD, 'Discriminating evidence accumulation from urgency signals in speeded decision making.', J Neurophysiol, 114 40-47 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1152/jn.00088.2015
Citations Scopus - 5
2015 Terry A, Marley AAJ, Barnwal A, Wagenmakers EJ, Heathcote A, Brown SD, 'Generalising the drift rate distribution for linear ballistic accumulators', Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 68-69 49-58 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 Elsevier Inc.The linear ballistic accumulator model is a theory of decision-making that has been used to analyse data from human and animal experiments. It represents deci... [more]

© 2015 Elsevier Inc.The linear ballistic accumulator model is a theory of decision-making that has been used to analyse data from human and animal experiments. It represents decisions as a race between independent evidence accumulators, and has proven successful in a form assuming a normal distribution for accumulation ("drift") rates. However, this assumption has some limitations, including the corollary that some decision times are negative or undefined. We show that various drift rate distributions with strictly positive support can be substituted for the normal distribution without loss of analytic tractability, provided the candidate distribution has a closed-form expression for its mean when truncated to a closed interval. We illustrate the approach by developing three new linear ballistic accumulation variants, in which the normal distribution for drift rates is replaced by either the lognormal, Fréchet, or gamma distribution. We compare some properties of these new variants to the original normal-rate model.

DOI 10.1016/j.jmp.2015.09.002
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2014 Cassey P, Heathcote A, Brown SD, 'Brain and behavior in decision-making.', PLoS Comput Biol, 10 e1003700 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003700
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2014 Trueblood JS, Brown SD, Heathcote A, 'The multiattribute linear ballistic accumulator model of context effects in multialternative choice.', Psychol Rev, 121 179-205 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1037/a0036137
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2014 Heathcote A, Wagenmakers E-J, Brown SD, 'The Falsifiability of Actual Decision-Making Models', PSYCHOLOGICAL REVIEW, 121 676-678 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1037/a0037771
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2014 Ho TC, Yang G, Wu J, Cassey P, Brown SD, Hoang N, et al., 'Functional connectivity of negative emotional processing in adolescent depression', JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS, 155 65-74 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jad.2013.10.025
Citations Web of Science - 8
2014 Rae B, Heathcote A, Donkin C, Averell L, Brown S, 'The Hare and the Tortoise: Emphasizing Speed Can Change the Evidence Used to Make Decisions', JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-LEARNING MEMORY AND COGNITION, 40 1226-1243 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1037/a0036801
Citations Scopus - 20Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2014 Hawkins GE, Marley AAJ, Heathcote A, Flynn TN, Louviere JJ, Brown SD, 'Integrating Cognitive Process and Descriptive Models of Attitudes and Preferences', COGNITIVE SCIENCE, 38 701-735 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/cogs.12094
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2014 Ester EF, Ho TC, Brown SD, Serences JT, 'Variability in visual working memory ability limits the efficiency of perceptual decision making', JOURNAL OF VISION, 14 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1167/14.4.2
2014 Hawkins GE, Marley AAJ, Heathcote A, Flynn TN, Louviere JJ, Brown SD, 'The best of times and the worst of times are interchangeable.', Decision, 1 192-214 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1037/dec0000012
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2013 Matzke D, Love J, Wagenmakers E-J, Wiecki TV, Brown SD, Logan GD, 'Release the BEESTS: Bayesian Estimation of Ex-Gaussian STop-Signal reaction time distributions', Frontiers in Psychology, 4 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00918
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3
2013 Friedman J, Brown S, Finkbeiner M, 'Linking cognitive and reaching trajectories via intermittent movement control', JOURNAL OF MATHEMATICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 57 140-151 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jmp.2013.06.005
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5
2013 Matzke D, Dolan CV, Logan GD, Brown SD, Wagenmakers E-J, 'Bayesian Parametric Estimation of Stop-Signal Reaction Time Distributions', JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-GENERAL, 142 1047-1073 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1037/a0030543
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 14
2013 Provost A, Johnson B, Karayanidis F, Brown SD, Heathcote A, 'Two Routes to Expertise in Mental Rotation', COGNITIVE SCIENCE, 37 1321-1342 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/cogs.12042
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Alexander Provost, Frini Karayanidis, Andrew Heathcote
2013 Sinderberry B, Brown SD, Hammond P, Stevens AF, Schall UA, Murphy DGM, et al., 'Subtypes in 22q11.2 deletion syndrome associated with behaviour and neurofacial morphology', Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34 116-125 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ridd.2012.07.025
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Ulrich Schall, Linda E Campbell
2013 Trueblood JS, Brown SD, Heathcote A, Busemeyer JR, 'Not Just for Consumers: Context Effects Are Fundamental to Decision Making', PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 24 901-908 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/0956797612464241
Citations Scopus - 29Web of Science - 20
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2013 Turner BM, Forstmann BU, Wagenmakers E-J, Brown SD, Sederberg PB, Steyvers M, 'A Bayesian framework for simultaneously modeling neural and behavioral data', NEUROIMAGE, 72 193-206 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.01.048
Citations Scopus - 25Web of Science - 14
2013 Turner BM, Sederberg PB, Brown SD, Steyvers M, 'A Method for Efficiently Sampling From Distributions With Correlated Dimensions', PSYCHOLOGICAL METHODS, 18 368-384 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1037/a0032222
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 9
2013 Hawkins GE, Rae B, Nesbitt KV, Brown SD, 'Gamelike features might not improve data', BEHAVIOR RESEARCH METHODS, 45 301-318 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.3758/s13428-012-0264-3
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Keith Nesbitt
2012 Brown SD, 'Common ground for behavioural and neuroimaging research', Australian Journal of Psychology, 64 4-10 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
2012 White CN, Brown SD, Ratcliff R, 'A test of Bayesian observer models of processing in the Eriksen flanker task', Journal of Experimental Psychology-Human Perception and Performance, 38 489-497 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 5
2012 Ho T, Brown SD, Van Maanen L, Forstmann BU, Wagenmakers E-J, Serences JT, 'The optimality of sensory processing during the speed-accuracy tradeoff', Journal of Neuroscience, 32 7992-8003 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 28Web of Science - 21
2012 Hawkins GE, Brown SD, Steyvers M, Wagenmakers E-J, 'Context effects in multi-alternative decision making: Empirical data and a Bayesian model', Cognitive Science, 36 498-516 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4
2012 Hawkins GE, Brown SD, Steyvers M, Wagenmakers EJ, 'An optimal adjustment procedure to minimize experiment time in decisions with multiple alternatives', Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 19 339-348 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1
2012 Prince MA, Brown SD, Heathcote AJ, 'The design and analysis of state-trace experiments', Psychological Methods, 17 78-99 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1037/a0025809
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 12
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2012 Ho TC, Brown SD, Abuyo NA, Ku E-HJ, Serences JT, 'Perceptual consequences of feature-based attentional enhancement and suppression', Journal of Vision, 12 1-17 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 6
2012 Dodds PM-J, Rae BP, Brown SD, 'Perhaps unidimensional Is not unidimensional', Cognitive Science, 36 1542-1555 (2012) [C1]
2012 Hawkins GE, Brown SD, Steyvers M, Wagenmakers E-J, 'Decision speed induces context effects in choice', Experimental Psychology, 59 206-215 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1
2012 Hawkins GE, Nesbitt KV, Brown SD, 'Dynamic difficulty balancing for cautious players and risk takers', International Journal of Computer Games Technology, 2012 1-10 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 5
Co-authors Keith Nesbitt
2012 Parris BA, Bate S, Brown SD, Hodgson TL, 'Facilitating goal-oriented behaviour in the stroop task: when executive control is influenced by automatic processing', PLOS One, 7 1-4 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
2012 Van Maanen L, Grasman RPPP, Forstmann BU, Keuken MC, Brown SD, Wagenmakers E-J, 'Similarity and number of alternatives in the random-dot motion paradigm', Attention Perception & Psychophysics, 74 739-753 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 6
2011 Dodds PM-J, Donkin C, Brown SD, Heathcote AJ, Marley AAJ, 'Stimulus-specific learning: Disrupting the bow effect in absolute identification', Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, 73 1977-1986 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.3758/s13414-011-0156-0
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2011 Van Ravenzwaaij D, Brown SD, Wagenmakers E-J, 'An integrated perspective on the relation between response speed and intelligence', Cognition, 119 381-393 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.cognition.2011.02.002
Citations Scopus - 20Web of Science - 15
2011 Donkin C, Brown SD, Heathcote AJ, 'Drawing conclusions from choice response time models: A tutorial using the linear ballistic accumulator', Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 55 140-151 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jmp.2010.10.001
Citations Scopus - 31Web of Science - 25
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2011 Turner BM, Van Zandt T, Brown SD, 'A dynamic stimulus-driven model of signal detection', Psychological Review, 118 583-613 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 22Web of Science - 21
2011 Karayanidis F, Provost AL, Brown SD, Paton BK, Heathcote AJ, 'Switch-specific and general preparation map onto different ERP components in a task-switching paradigm', Psychophysiology, 48 559-568 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1469-8986.2010.01115.x
Citations Scopus - 27Web of Science - 23
Co-authors Frini Karayanidis, Andrew Heathcote, Bryan Paton, Alexander Provost
2011 Van Maanen L, Brown SD, Eichele T, Wagenmakers E-J, Ho T, Serences J, Forstmann BU, 'Neural correlates of trial-to-trial fluctuations in response caution', Journal of Neuroscience, 31 17488-17495 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1523/jneurosci.2924-11.2011
Citations Scopus - 51Web of Science - 39
2011 Forstmann BU, Tittgemeyer M, Wagenmakers E-J, Derrfuss J, Imperati D, Brown SD, 'The speed-accuracy tradeoff in the elderly brain: A structural model-based approach', Journal of Neuroscience, 31 17242-17249 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 50Web of Science - 37
2011 Dodds PM-J, Donkin C, Brown SD, Heathcote AJ, 'Increasing capacity: Practice effects in absolute identification', Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 37 477-492 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1037/a0022215
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2011 Donkin C, Brown SD, Heathcote AJ, Wagenmakers E-J, 'Diffusion versus linear ballistic accumulation: Different models but the same conclusions about psychological processes?', Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 18 61-69 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 33Web of Science - 31
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2011 Forstmann BU, Wagenmakers E-J, Eichele T, Brown SD, Serences JT, 'Reciprocal relations between cognitive neuroscience and formal cognitive models: Opposites attract?', Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 15 272-279 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.tics.2011.04.002
Citations Scopus - 44Web of Science - 31
2010 Forstmann BU, Brown SD, Dutilh G, Neumann J, Wagenmakers E-J, 'The neural substrate of prior information in perceptual decision making: A model-based analysis', Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 4 1-12 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.3389/fnhum.2010.00040
Citations Scopus - 41Web of Science - 36
2010 Heathcote AJ, Brown SD, Wagenmakers EJ, Eidels A, 'Distribution-free tests of stochastic dominance for small samples', Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 54 454-463 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jmp.2010.06.005
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Ami Eidels, Andrew Heathcote
2010 Forstmann BU, Anwander A, Schafer A, Neumann J, Brown SD, Wagenmakers E-J, et al., 'Cortico-striatal connections predict control over speed and accuracy in perceptual decision making', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 107 15916-15920 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1073/pnas.1004932107
Citations Scopus - 139Web of Science - 123
2010 Eidels A, Donkin CM, Brown SD, Heathcote AJ, 'Converging measures of workload capacity', Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 17 763-771 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.3758/PBR.17.6.763
Co-authors Ami Eidels, Andrew Heathcote
2009 Donkin CM, Brown SD, Heathcote AJ, 'ChoiceKey: A real-time speech recognition program for psychology experiments with a small response set', Behavior Research Methods, 41 154-162 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.3758/brm.41.1.154
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2009 Donkin CM, Averell LA, Brown SD, Heathcote AJ, 'Getting more from accuracy and response time data: Methods for fitting the linear ballistic accumulator', Behavior Research Methods, 41 1095-1110 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.3758/brm.41.4.1095
Citations Scopus - 28Web of Science - 21
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2009 Donkin CM, Brown SD, Heathcote AJ, Marley AAJ, 'Dissociating speed and accuracy in absolute identification: The effect of unequal stimulus spacing', Psychological Research-Psychologische Forschung, 73 308-316 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s00426-008-0158-2
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2009 Brown SD, Steyvers M, 'Detecting and predicting changes', Cognitive Psychology, 58 49-67 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.cogpsych.2008.09.002
Citations Scopus - 43Web of Science - 32
2009 Brown SD, Steyvers M, Wagenmakers E-J, 'Observing evidence accumulation during multi-alternative decisions', Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 56 453-462 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jmp.2009.09.002
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 15
2009 Ho TC, Brown SD, Serences JT, 'Domain general mechanisms of perceptual decision making in human cortex', Journal of Neuroscience, 29 8675-8687 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1523/jneurosci.5984-08.2009
Citations Scopus - 102Web of Science - 87
2009 Brown SD, Marley AAJ, Dodds PM-J, Heathcote AJ, 'Purely relative models cannot provide a general account of absolute identification', Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 16 583-593 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.3758/pbr.16.3.583
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2009 Donkin CM, Brown SD, Heathcote AJ, 'The overconstraint of response time models: Rethinking the scaling problem', Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 16 1129-1135 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.3758/pbr.16.6.1129
Citations Scopus - 34Web of Science - 28
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2008 Brown SD, Heathcote AJ, 'The simplest complete model of choice response time: Linear ballistic accumulation', Cognitive Psychology, 57 153-178 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.cogpsych.2007.12.002
Citations Scopus - 252Web of Science - 196
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2008 Forstmann BU, Dutilh G, Brown SD, Neumann J, Von Cramon DY, Ridderinkhof KR, Wagenmakers E-J, 'Striatum and pre-SMA facilitate decision-making under time pressure', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 105 17538-17542 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1073/pnas.0805903105
Citations Scopus - 254Web of Science - 212
2008 Brown SD, Marley AAJ, Donkin CM, Heathcote AJ, 'An integrated model of choices and response times in absolute identification', Psychological Review, 115 396-425 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1037/0033-295X.115.2.396
Citations Scopus - 48Web of Science - 43
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2007 Brown SD, Steyvers M, Hemmer P, 'Modeling experimentally induced strategy shifts', Psychological Science, 18 40-45 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9280.2007.01846.x
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 13
2007 Wagenmakers EJ, Brown SD, 'On the linear relation between the mean and the standard deviation of a response time distribution', Psychological Review, 114 830-841 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1037/0033-295x.114.3.830
Citations Web of Science - 94
2007 Brown S, Lacouture Y, 'Is absolute identification always relative? Comment on Stewart, Brown, and Chater (2005)', PSYCHOLOGICAL REVIEW, 114 528-532 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1037/0033-295X.114.2.528
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5
2006 Brown SD, Ratcliff R, Smith PL, 'Evaluating methods for approximating stochastic differential equations', JOURNAL OF MATHEMATICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 50 402-410 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jmp.2006.03.004
Citations Web of Science - 10
2006 Bogacz R, Brown E, Moehlis J, Holmes P, Cohen JD, 'The Physics of Optimal Decision Making: A Formal Analysis of Models of Performance in Two¿alternative Forced Choice Tasks', Psychological Review, 113 700-765 (2006)
2006 Brown S, Lehmann C, Poboka DM, 'A critical test of the failure-to-engage theory of task switching', Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 13 152-159 (2006) [C1]
2005 Brown S, Heathcote AJ, 'Practice increases the efficiency of evidence accumulation in perceptual choice', Journal of Experimental Psychology-Human Perception and Performance, 31 289-298 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1037/0096-1523.31.2.289
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2005 Brown S, Heathcote AJ, 'A ballistic model of choice response time', Psychological Review, 112 117-128 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1037/0033-295X.112.1.117
Citations Scopus - 110Web of Science - 94
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2005 Brown SD, Steyvers M, 'The dynamics of experimentally induced criterion shifts', Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition, 31 587-599 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1037/0278-7393.31.4.587
2005 Brown E, Gao J, Holmes P, Bogacz R, Gilzenrat M, Cohen JD, 'Simple Neural Networks that Optimize Decisions', International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos, 15 803-826 (2005)
2005 Stewart N, Brown GDA, Chater N, 'Absolute identification by relative judgment.', Psychological Review, 112 881-911 (2005)
2005 Chambers RA, Jones RM, Brown SD, Taylor JR, 'Natural reward-related learning in rats with neonatal ventral hippocampal lesions and prior cocaine exposure', Psychopharmacology, 179 470-478 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s00213-004-2042-0
2004 Heathcote AJ, Brown S, 'Beyond curve fitting? Comment on Liu, Mayer-Kress, and Newell (2003)', Journal of Motor Behavior, 36 225-232 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.3200/JMBR.36.2.225-232
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2004 Cousineau D, Brown SD, Heathcote A, 'Methods and packages for fitting RT distributions', Behavior Research Methods, 36 277-290 (2004) [C1]
2004 Heathcote A, Brown S, 'Reply to Speckman and Rouder: A theoretical basis for QML', PSYCHONOMIC BULLETIN & REVIEW, 11 577-578 (2004)
DOI 10.3758/BF03196614
Citations Web of Science - 32
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2004 Heathcote AJ, Brown S, Cousineau D, 'QMPE: Estimating Lognormal, Wald, and Weibull RT distributions with a parameter-dependent lower bound', Behavior Research Methods, Instruments & Computers, 36 277-290 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.3758/BF03195574
Citations Scopus - 61Web of Science - 58
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2004 Brown JW, Bullock D, Grossberg S, 'How Laminar Frontal Cortex and Basal Ganglia Circuits Interact to Control Planned and Reactive Saccades', Neural Networks, 17 (2004)
2003 Brown SD, Heathcote AJ, 'Bias in exponential and power function fits due to noise: Comment on Myung, Kim and Pitt', Memory and Cognition, 31 656-661 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.3758/BF03196105
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2003 Brown S, Heathcote A, 'QMLE: Fast, robust, and efficient estimation of distribution functions based on quantiles', BEHAVIOR RESEARCH METHODS INSTRUMENTS & COMPUTERS, 35 485-492 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.3758/BF03195527
Citations Scopus - 41Web of Science - 39
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2003 Brown SD, Heathcote AJ, 'Averaging learning curves across and within participants', Behaviour Research Methods, Instruments and Computers, 35 11-21 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.3758/BF03195493
Citations Scopus - 51Web of Science - 46
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2002 Brown SD, Heathcote AJ, 'On the use of nonparametric regression in assessing parametric regression models', Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 46 661-796 (2002) [C1]
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2002 Brown LD, Cai TT, DasGupta A, 'Confidence Intervals For a Binomial Proportion and Asymptotic Expansions', The Annals of Statistics, 30 (2002)
2002 Heathcote AJ, Brown SD, 'Quantile maximum likelihood estimation of response time distributions', Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 9 394-401 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 112Web of Science - 98
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2002 Heathcote AJ, Brown SD, 'SEEXC: A model of response time in skill acquisition', Noetica: a cognitive science forum, online online (2002) [C1]
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2000 Heathcote AJ, Brown SD, 'The Law of practice and localist neural network models', Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 23 479-480 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2000 Heathcote AJ, Brown SD, Mewhort D, 'The power law repealed: The case for an expotential law of practice', Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 7 185-207 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 253Web of Science - 209
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
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Conference (43 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Heathcote A, Turner BM, Brown SD, 'Evidence Accumulation Modeling: Bayesian Estimation using Differential Evolution.', CogSci (2015) [O1]
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2013 Alexander P, Bryan P, Frini K, Scott B, Andrew H, 'Using Orthogonal Polynomial Trend Analysis and Wavelet decomposition (WOPTA) to investigate learning in a Mental Rotation task', Frontiers in Human Neuroscience (2013) [E3]
DOI 10.3389/conf.fnhum.2013.212.00139
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote, Alexander Provost, Frini Karayanidis
2012 Provost AL, Heathcote AJ, Brown SD, Jamadar S, Karayanidis F, 'Sustained target-driven interference under optimal preparation in a cued task switching paradigm using orthogonal polynomial trend analysis (OPTA)', Front. Hum. Neurosci. Conference Abstract: ACNS-2012 Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Alexander Provost, Andrew Heathcote, Frini Karayanidis
2012 Brown SD, Van Maanen L, Forstmann B, Wagenmakers EJ, 'Neural correlates and a mathematical model of trial-to-trial changes in decision-making', Combined Abstracts of 2012 Australian Psychology Conferences (2012) [E3]
2012 Hawkins GE, Rae BP, Nesbitt KV, Brown SD, 'To game or not to game, perhaps there is no question: Game-like features might not improve data', Combined Abstracts of 2012 Australian Psychology Conferences (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Keith Nesbitt
2012 Paton B, Heathcote AJ, Karayanidis F, Brown SD, 'Orthogonal polynomial trend analysis using wavelet decomposition (WOPTA)', Combined Abstracts of 2012 Australian Psychology Conferences (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote, Frini Karayanidis
2012 Rae BP, Brown SD, Dodds PM-J, 'Perhaps unidimensional is not unidimensional', Combined Abstracts of 2012 Australian Psychology Conferences (2012) [E3]
2012 Provost AL, Johnson B, Karayanidis F, Brown SD, Heathcote AJ, 'Converging behavioural and psychophysiological evidence of two routes to expertise in mental rotation', Psychophysiology (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote, Alexander Provost, Frini Karayanidis
2011 Forstmann BU, Tittgemeyer M, Wagenmakers E-J, Derrfuss J, Imperati D, Brown SD, 'Aging and the speed-accuracy tradeoff: A model-based analysis of neuroanatomical data', Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society 52nd Annual Meeting (2011) [E3]
2011 Hawkins GE, Brown SD, Steyvers M, Wagenmakers E-J, 'Leave the experiment as quickly as possible, without looking stupid: An optimal adjustment procedure to explain context effects in mulit-alternative choice', Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society 52nd Annual Meeting (2011) [E3]
2011 Matzke D, Dolan CV, Logan GD, Brown SD, Wagenmakers E-J, 'A Bayesian parametric approach for the estimation of stop-signal reaction time distributions', Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society 52nd Annual Meeting (2011) [E3]
2011 Brown SD, Forstmann B, Wagenmakers EJ, 'The speed-accuracy tradeoff in the elderly brain: Imaging data and a mathematical model', Abstracts of the 38th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (2011) [E3]
2011 Dodds PM-J, Donkin CM, Brown SD, Heathcote AJ, 'Absolute identification: Modality specific learning', Abstracts of the 38th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2011 Heathcote AJ, Eidels A, Brown SD, Watson J, 'Measuring cross modal workload capacity', The Abstracts of the 38th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote, Ami Eidels
2010 Provost AL, Johnson B, Brown SD, Heathcote AJ, 'Brain acitivity associated with extensive practice in a mental rotation task', Clinical EEG and Neuroscience (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote, Alexander Provost
2010 Karayanidis F, Provost AL, Jamadar S, Brown SD, Paton BK, Heathcote AJ, 'Identification of ERP components underlying task-switching performance using variation across the RT distribution', Clinical EEG and Neuroscience (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote, Bryan Paton, Alexander Provost, Frini Karayanidis
2010 Dodds PM-J, Donkin C, Brown SD, Heathcote AJ, 'Multidimensional scaling methods for absolute identification data', Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (2010) [E1]
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2010 Donkin C, Shiffrin RM, Brown SD, Heathcote AJ, 'Does micro-variability make models more complex? A comparison between diffusive and linear evidence accumulation', Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (2010) [E1]
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2010 Hawkins GE, Prince MA, Brown SD, Heathcote AJ, 'Designing state-trace expeiments to assess the number of latent psychological variables underlying binary choices', Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (2010) [E1]
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2010 Dodds PM-J, Donkin CM, Brown SD, Heathcote AJ, 'Practice effects in absolute identification', Combined Abstracts of 2010 Australian Psychology Conferences (2010) [E3]
DOI 10.1037/a0022215
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2010 Brown SD, 'The pervasive problem of criterion setting', Abstracts of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society (2010) [E3]
2010 Donkin CM, Shiffrin RM, Brown SD, Heathcote AJ, Wagenmakers E-J, 'Diffusion versus linear ballistic accumulation: Different models for response time, same conclusions about psychological mechanisms?', Abstracts of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2010 Brown SD, Forstmann B, Wagenmakers E-J, Serences J, 'Modelling decision bias', Australasian Mathematical Psychology Conference 2010 (AMPC 2010) (2010) [E3]
2010 Camilleri A, Newell B, Hawkins GE, Dodds PM-J, Brown SD, 'Judgment and choice in a sequential sampling paradigm', Australasian Mathematical Psychology Conference 2010 (AMPC 2010) (2010) [E3]
2010 Hawkins GE, Dodds PM-J, Camilleri A, Brown SD, Newell B, 'A particle filter account for the estimation of probability', Australasian Mathematical Psychology Conference 2010 (AMPC 2010) (2010) [E3]
2010 Hawkins GE, Prince MA, Brown SD, Heathcote AJ, 'State-trace analysis of recognition memory data: A Bayes Factor approach', Australasian Mathematical Psychology Conference 2010 (AMPC 2010) (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2010 Prince MA, Hawkins GE, Brown SD, Heathcote AJ, 'Bayesian ordinal analysis of state-trace data', Australasian Mathematical Psychology Conference 2010 (AMPC 2010) (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2010 Brown SD, 'All neuroscience is not bad science and all bad science is not neuroscience', Combined Abstracts of 2010 Australian Psychology Conferences (2010) [E3]
2010 Hawkins GE, Brown SD, Steyvers M, Wagenmakers EJ, 'Hick's Law: How high can it go?', Combined Abstracts of 2010 Australian Psychology Conferences (2010) [E3]
2010 Heathcote AJ, Eidels A, Donkin CM, Brown SD, 'Converging measures of workload capacity', Combined Abstracts of 2010 Australian Psychology Conferences (2010) [E3]
DOI 10.3758/PBR.17.6.763
Citations Scopus - 26Web of Science - 22
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote, Ami Eidels
2010 Karayanidis F, Provost AL, Brown SD, Paton B, Heathcote AJ, 'Using variability in RT distribution to identify functional significance of ERP components in taskswitching paradigm', Combined Abstracts of 2010 Australian Psychology Conferences (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote, Alexander Provost, Frini Karayanidis
2010 Provost AL, Johnson B, Brown SD, Heathcote AJ, 'Activity associated with extensive practice in a mental rotation task: Evidence for different strategies', Combined Abstracts of 2010 Australian Psychology Conferences (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Alexander Provost, Andrew Heathcote
2009 Heathcote AJ, Eidels A, Brown SD, 'A nonparametric Bayesian test for stochastic dominance', 53rd Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathemetical Society Conference Booklet (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote, Ami Eidels
2009 Heathcote AJ, Eidels A, Brown SD, 'Testing the Architecture of Cognition', Abstracts of the 50th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Ami Eidels, Andrew Heathcote
2009 Dodds PM-J, Donkin CM, Brown SD, Heathcote AJ, 'Revising the limits of learning in absolute identification', CogSci 2009 Proceedings (2009) [E1]
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2009 Donkin CM, Heathcote AJ, Brown SD, Andrews S, 'Non-decision time effects in the lexical decision task', CogSci 2009 Proceedings (2009) [E1]
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2008 Provost AL, Heathcote AJ, Brown SD, Paton BK, Karayanidis F, 'Integrating RT distribution analysis and ERPs associated with task switching', Clinical EEG and Neuroscience (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Alexander Provost, Bryan Paton, Frini Karayanidis, Andrew Heathcote
2008 Dodds P, Donkin CM, Brown SD, Heathcote AJ, 'Practice effects in absolute identification: Breaking Miller's limit', Australian Journal of Psychology (2008) [E3]
DOI 10.1080/00049530802385541
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2008 Donkin CM, Brown SD, Heathcote AJ, 'Why both response latency and choice are important in absolute identification', Australian Journal of Psychology (2008) [E3]
DOI 10.1080/00049530802385541
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2007 Brown SD, Heathcote AJ, 'The simplest model of choice and reaction time', Abstracts of the of the Psychonomics Society 48th Annual Meeting (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2007 Bohlscheid EE, Brown SD, Heathcote AJ, 'Learning with practice: To speed up, or not to speed up?', Abstracts of the of the Psychonomics Society 48th Annual Meeting (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2007 Brown SD, Steyvers M, 'How do people detect change?', Australian Journal of Psychology (2007) [E3]
2005 Steyvers M, Brown S, 'Prediction and change detection', Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 18 - Proceedings of the 2005 Conference (2005) [E1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 24
Total funding $2,563,620

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20161 grants / $5,800

Modelling decision making in rodents $5,800

Funding body: Keats Endowment Research Fund

Funding body Keats Endowment Research Fund
Project Team Doctor Lauren Harms, Professor Scott Brown, Professor Deborah Hodgson, Emeritus Professor Patricia Michie
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1501540
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20152 grants / $308,064

The impact of faulty relevance filtering in schizophrenia.$298,537

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor Juanita Todd, Professor Erich Schroger, Professor Scott Brown, Professor Ulli Schall, Emeritus Professor Patricia Michie
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1400035
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Improving rapid decisions made under duress$9,527

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Scott Brown, Doctor Ami Eidels, Doctor Keith Nesbitt, Professor Alan Brichta
Scheme Linkage Pilot Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1501472
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20132 grants / $117,250

DVC(R) Research Support for Future Fellow (FT12)$60,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Scott Brown
Scheme Future Fellowship Support
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1201103
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

A new approach to understanding decision making$57,250

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Dr Christopher Donkin, Professor Scott Brown, Professor Gordon Logan
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1300341
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20123 grants / $761,615

Cognitive Models are like Toothbrushes: Everyone has their own, and Nobody wants to use Someone Else's$623,485

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Scott Brown
Scheme Future Fellowships
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1101076
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Rapid Decisions: From Neuroscience to Complex Cognitions$134,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Scott Brown, Doctor Ami Eidels, Professor Andrew Heathcote, Associate Professor John Serences, Professor Todd Braver, Associate Professor Eric-Jan Wagenmakers, Associate Professor Birte Forstmann
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1100343
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Faculty ECR Visiting Felllowship 2012$4,130

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT
Project Team Professor Scott Brown
Scheme ECR Visiting Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1401113
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20111 grants / $9,150

Do tonal language speakers have an advantage in absolute pitch perception?$9,150

Funding body: Keats Endowment Research Fund

Funding body Keats Endowment Research Fund
Project Team Ms Babette Rae, Professor Scott Brown, Conjoint Associate Professor Shuguang Wang
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1101146
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20093 grants / $7,150

Pushing the limits of Hick's Law: Evidence accumulation during multi-alternative decisions$3,350

Funding body: Keats Endowment Research Fund

Funding body Keats Endowment Research Fund
Project Team Professor Scott Brown, Mr GUY Hawkins
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0900112
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

2008 FS&IT Research Excellence Award $2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Scott Brown
Scheme Award for Research Excellence
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189940
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

An evidence accumulation model of choice and response time in recognition memory$1,800

Funding body: Keats Endowment Research Fund

Funding body Keats Endowment Research Fund
Project Team Professor Scott Brown, Professor Andrew Heathcote, Mr Christopher Donkin
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0900167
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20086 grants / $808,450

A new kind of dynamics for psychology$657,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Scott Brown
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G0187529
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Absolute identification and beyond: A comprehensive, integrated architecture for speeded choice$120,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Scott Brown, Professor Andrew Heathcote
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0187468
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Acquiring expertise in the mental manipulation of visual images: Effects on brain and behaviour$17,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT
Project Team Professor Andrew Heathcote, Professor Scott Brown, Doctor Ken Sutton
Scheme Pilot Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189040
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Finding the simplest comprehensive model of speeded choice$6,750

Funding body: Keats Endowment Research Fund

Funding body Keats Endowment Research Fund
Project Team Professor Andrew Heathcote, Professor Scott Brown, Mr Christopher Donkin, Mr Lee Averell
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189621
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

An integrated approach to absolute identification$6,000

Funding body: Keats Endowment Research Fund

Funding body Keats Endowment Research Fund
Project Team Professor Scott Brown
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189872
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

41st Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology, Fairmont Hotel, Washington DC USA, 26/7/2008 - 29/7/2008$1,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Scott Brown
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189294
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20074 grants / $37,641

Absolute identification - setup grant$20,000

Funding body: Priority Research Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research

Funding body Priority Research Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research
Scheme Priority Research Centre
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON N

Human decision making in a dynamic environment$9,941

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Scott Brown
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187335
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Testing a truism: people cannot learn absolute identification$6,000

Funding body: Keats Endowment Research Fund

Funding body Keats Endowment Research Fund
Project Team Professor Scott Brown, Professor Andrew Heathcote
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188391
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Society for Mathematical Psychology (Annual Meeting), Wyndam Hotel, Orange County CA, USA, 25/7/2007 - 28/7/2007$1,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Scott Brown
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188084
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20061 grants / $1,500

SciP & Psychomic Societies Annual Meetings, Houston, TX, USA, 16/11/2006 - 19/11/2006$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Scott Brown
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0187053
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20041 grants / $507,000

Inference in Dynamic Environments$507,000

Funding body: US Airforce, Office of Scientific Research

Funding body US Airforce, Office of Scientific Research
Project Team

Assoc. Prof. Mark Steyvers

Scheme Basic Science Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2007
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Non Competitive
Category 3IFB
UON N
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed4
Current13

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters0.3
PhD4.2

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2016 PhD Investigating Cognitive Processing Systems of Enumeration
PhD (Psychology - Science), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Understanding the Capacity and Architecture of Cognitive Systems
PhD (Psychology - Science), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Investigating the nature of sequential effects in simple decision making
PhD (Clinical Psychology), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Criterion Setting
PhD (Psychology - Science), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Evidence Accumulation Models of Rodent Behaviour
PhD (Psychology - Science), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Evaluating the Applicability of Collapsing Thresholds in Computational Models of Perceptual Decision Making
PhD (Psychology - Science), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Cognition in Schizophrenia and Aging: A Cognitive Model Analysis of the Underlying Mechanisms of Cognitive Deficits
PhD (Psychology - Science), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD How do our Past Decisions Affect our Present Decisions? An Innovative Model
PhD (Psychology - Science), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2011 Masters Musical Accent in Action: Expressive Accent and Auditory-biography in Live Music Performance
M Philosophy (Music), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2011 PhD Absolute Identification: A closer look at the relationship between performance and the complexity of psychological representation of stimuli
PhD (Psychology - Science), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2007 Honours Payoff matrix manipulation of decision thresholds
Psychology, University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2007 Honours Learning in absolute identification
Psychology, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2007 Honours Sequence effects in absolute identification
Psychology, University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 PhD Using Bayesian Frameworks to Explore Simple Cognition
PhD (Psychology - Science), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD Quantitative Approaches to Multi-Alternative Choice
PhD (Psychology - Science), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2012 PhD Revisiting Miller's Limit: Studies in Absolute Identification
PhD (Psychology - Science), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2010 PhD The Importance of Choice and Response Times
PhD (Psychology - Science), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
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Professor Scott Brown

Position

ARC Future Fellow
School of Psychology
Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Focus area

Psychology

Contact Details

Email scott.brown@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 5760

Office

Room AVLG11a
Building Aviation
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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