NRL’s Reasoning Lunch series of talks are held on Thursday mornings (EST) with members of the Reasoning Lab and the Human and Machine Intelligence Section at NRL.

2022

Date                SpeakerInstitutionTalk title
2022-09-29Alon HafriJohns Hopkins UniversityWhere language and vision meet
2022-09-08Holly HueyUniversity of California, San DiegoExplanatory drawings prioritize functional properties at the expense of visual fidelity
2022-04-21Simon CullenCarnegie Mellon UniversityThinking alone and together
2022-04-07Jake Russin + Maryam ZolfagharUniversity of California, DavisComplementary structure-learning neural networks for relational reasoning
2022-03-24Maria KonPurdue UniversityA model of perceptual grouping strategies in visual search tasks
2022-03-10Cristina WilsonUniversity of PennsylvaniaUnearthing field science heuristics for enhanced human-robot teaming
2022-02-24Sebastian WazUniversity of California, IrvineA neurodynamic model of visual centroid estimation, and a massive web-based study of auditory perception
2022-02-17Nicolò Cesana ArlottiJohns Hopkins UniversityFoundations of logical thought: Precursors of disjunctive reasoning in human infants
2022-02-03Christos BechlivanidisUniversity College LondonHuman vision reconstructs time to satisfy causal constraints
2022-01-20Alane SuhrCornell UniversityUsing and learning language in collaborative interactions

2021

Date                SpeakerInstitutionTalk title
2021-12-02Kezhen ChenNorthwestern UniversityVisual understanding through analogical learning
2021-10-07Rob CortesGeorgetown UniversityImproving relational reasoning by explicitly training mental modeling ability
2021-07-22Sandeep PrasadaHunter College, CUNYThe physical basis of common sense concepts
2021-07-1Yacin Hamami, Marie Almaric, John MummaVrije Universiteit Brussel, Harvard University, CSU San BernardinoCounterexample search in diagram-based geometric reasoning
2021-05-27Karen HuangGeorgetown UniversityVeil-of-ignorance reasoning favors the greater good
2021-05-20Estefania GazzoUniversity of GeissenReasoning with conditionals: Deduction, probabilities, or both?
2021-04-29Hannah DamesUniversity of ZurichCan reasoners learn from mistakes — and adapt their behavior accordingly? A hierarchical modeling approach
2021-04-01Kay AlfredDartmouth CollegeDeductive reasoning: The structure of mental models and reasoning in everyday life
2021-03-25Nick IchienUniversity of California, Los AngelesTwo approaches to visual analogy: Deep learning versus compositional models
2021-03-11Sarah BibykAir Force Research LaboratoryVariation and adaptation in the packaging of information in conversation with and without a synthetic teammate
2021-03-04Andrew LovettNaval Research LaboratorySimilarity judgments and high-level reasoning
2021-02-25Zach DavisStanford UniversityLearning and controlling dynamic systems
2021-01-21Sam JohnsonUniversity of WarwickDo beliefs come in degrees?
2021-01-07Kristan MarchakUniversity of AlbertaWhere does the olinguito live? Children’s and adults’ use of overhypotheses in reasoning about animals

2020

Date                SpeakerInstitutionTalk title
2020-11-12Daniel KarczewskiUniversity of BialystokGenerics-as-default hypothesis: Two pieces of evidence from Polish
2020-11-05Manvir SinghInstitute for Advanced Study in ToulouseThe social and psychological origins of religious super-attractors
2020-10-22Nia PetersAir Force Research LaboratoryContext-aware interruption dissemination within human-machine teaming
2020-10-08Paula Rubio-FernandezUniversity of OsloSaying too much can be efficient: Evidence from language production / comprehension studies
2020-09-24Erin M. AndersonIndiana UniversityTiming matters: Infants’ prediction updating for solids and substances
2020-08-06Doug MarkantUniversity of North Carolina CharlotteConstructing relational knowledge from experience: Active control in transitive inference
2020-07-16Gordon Briggs and Hillary HarnerNaval Research LaboratoryVisual grouping and pragmatic constraints in the generation of quantified descriptions
2020-07-02Polly O’RourkeARLIS, University of MarylandAccelerating language learning via transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation
2020-06-16Rogelio Cardona-RiveraUniversity of UtahModeling narrative intelligence to support adaptive virtual environments
2020-06-11Jeff ZemlaSyracuse UniversityCausal mechanisms increase preference for complex explanations
2020-05-28Julia WertheimUniversity of FreiburgNeurocognitive correlates of human reasoning
2020-05-08Yoed KenettThe Technion, Israel Institute of TechnologyInvestigating the complexity of creative thinking
2020-04-30Ben WrightNaval Research LaboratoryDeceptive reasoning
2020-04-15Isabel OrenesUniversidad Nacional de Educación a DistanciaNo’ effect of negation in counterfactual conditionals: Evidence from eye-tracking studies