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.


Date                SpeakerInstitutionTalk title
2022-12-15Luca OnnisUniversity of OsloTBA
2022-12-01Eoin KennyMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyTBA
2022-11-17Grace RoesslingRensselaer Polytechnic InstituteThe integration of online visual guidance and spatial navigation
2022-10-20Erik BrockbankUniversity of California, San DiegoExplanation impacts hypothesis generation, but not evaluation, during learning
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


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


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