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Andrew Heathcote

Professor of Cognitive Science

Room 104, Social Sciences, Sandy Bay Campus

03 6226 1763 (phone)

+61 3 6226 2883 (fax)

andrew.heathcote@utas.edu.au

Andrew Heathcote is a research-focused Professor in the Department of Psychology appointed under the Open to Talent program in 2015. He uses mathematical and computational techniques to model cognitive processes and their links to behaviour and the brain, particularly with respect to learning and memory and making rapid decisions. He was head of the School of Psychology at the University of Newcastle, Australia, 2004-2006. In 2012 he was elected to the Australian Academy of Social Sciences and served as Vice-President of the Society for Mathematical Psychology 2014-2016 and President of the Australasian Experimental Psychology Society in 2017. He is an Associate Editor at Cognitive Psychology; Journal of Mathematical Psychology and Computational Brain and Behaviour.

Biography

I graduated from the University of Tasmania with a B.Sc. in Physics and Psychology in 1983 and a 1st Class Honours in Psychology in 1984. I completed a PhD Queen’s University in Canada with Doug Mewhort in 1990 as a Commonwealth Postgraduate Fellow, and was a Postdoctoral Fellow with Roger Ratcliff at Northwestern University in Chicago in 1991. In 1992 I returned to Australia as a lecturer at University of Newcastle and from 2004-2006 I was Deputy Head and then Head of its School of Psychology.  Subsequently became a full Professor and founded the Newcastle Cognition Laboratory (NewCL.org). In 2011 I was awarded a Professorial Fellowship by the ARC. In 2012 I was elected to the Australian Academy of Social Sciences and served as Vice-President of the Society for Mathematical Psychology 2014-2016 and President of the Australasian Experimental Psychology Society in 2017. In 2015 I took up a research chair at University of Tasmania and founded the Tasmanian Cognition Laboratory (TasCL.org).

Career summary

Qualifications

BSc (1st Class Hons), University of Tasmania, Australia, 1984. 

PhD, Queens University, Canada, 1991.

Memberships

Professional practice

1994-present: Society for Mathematical Psychology (Executive since 2012, Vice-President since 2014)

2002-Present:  Psychonomic Society

Administrative expertise

2015-ongoing: Director, Tasmanian Cognition Laboratory
2007-2014: Director, Newcastle Cognition Laboratory
2004-2006: Head, School of Behavioural Sciences, University of Newcastle
2002-2003: Deputy Head, School of Behavioural Sciences, University of Newcastle

Teaching

Cognition, Decision Making, Bayesian Statistics

Teaching expertise

Andrew Heathcote has taught cognition courses, and research methods and statistics courses at all undergraduate levels from 1st year to 4th year. He also teaches workshops to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and academics on advanced techniques in cognitive modelling.

Teaching responsibility

Coordinator and lecturer, Big Decisions!  (http://www.utas.edu.au/courses/dvc-students-and-education/units/xbr111-big-decisions!-rational-belief-and-action-in-an-uncertain-world).

Research Appointments

2014-2016: Vice President, Society for Mathematical Psychology, USA
2012: Elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, Australia

Research Invitations

  • Visiting Professorial Fellow, University of Amsterdam, 2016-2017
  • Visiting Professorial Fellow, Vanderbilt Univeristy, 2015-2017
  • Workshop on Evidence Accumulation Modeling, Taiwan, 2015
  • Keynote Address: European Mathematical Psychology Group, 2013

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Expertise

  • Cognitive Modelling
  • Decision Making
  • Sensory Processes, Perception and Performance
  • Psychological Methodology, Design and Analysis

Research Themes

Andrew Heathcote's research aligns broadly with the Universities Data, Knowledge and Decisions theme. His current research focuses on human memory and skill acquisition, and on the neural and cognitive processes that enable people to make rapid choices funded by ARC Discovery Projects, as well as collaborative research agreements with DST Group and CSIRO’s Data 61.

Collaboration

Andrew Heathcote has ongoing research collaborations with Prof. Scott Brown, Prof. Simon Dennis, Dr. Adam Osth and Dr. Ami Eidels at the University of Newcastle, Prof. Andrew Neal at University of Queensland, Dr. Shayne Loft at University of Western Australia, Dr. Matthew Finkbeinder at Macquarie Univeristy, Prof. Birte Forstmann, Prof. EJ Wagenmakers and Dr. Dora Matzke at University of Amsterdam, Prof. David Strayer at University of Utah, Prof. Doug Mewhort at Queen's University, Canada.

Awards

  • 1990: Andrew McGhie Memorial Prize for a PhD Thesis in Psychology, Queen's University, Canada
  • 1985: Australian Postgraduate Research Award, University of Tasmania
  • 1984: APS Honours Prize, University of Tasmania

Current projects

Memory for when something happened (episodic memory) is critical to performance across the range of human activity. At the moment, there is no theory that is sufficiently complete and quantitatively rigorous to allow one to assess memory capacities at the level of individuals. A five-year project with a national and international research team beginning in 2015 will develop a comprehensive theory of memory to fill this gap, enabling understanding of the causes of forgetting in different tasks and at different stages of development. A second recent project aims to extend state-of-the art quantitative psychological models of simple choice tasks to decision making with complex stimuli in complex environments. These new formal models will provide a comprehensive account of behaviour, including the choices that are made, how long it takes to make them, and how choices and choice times vary within and between decision makers. The models will explain how people adapt to changes in task demands when dealing with multiple stimuli or performing multiple tasks concurrently under time pressure. The project will provide the strategic basic research that is needed to extend psychological models of choice to complex 'real-world' tasks, such air traffic control and maritime surveillance.

Fields of Research

  • Decision Making (170202)
  • Computer Perception, Memory and Attention (170201)
  • Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology) (170101)
  • Psychology and Cognitive Sciences (179999)
  • Cognitive Science (170299)
  • Knowledge Representation and Machine Learning (170203)
  • Natural Language Processing (080107)
  • Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106)
  • Adaptive Agents and Intelligent Robotics (080101)
  • Psychological Methodology, Design and Analysis (170110)
  • Sensory Processes, Perception and Performance (170112)
  • Control Systems, Robotics and Automation (090602)
  • Climate Change Processes (040104)
  • Forensic Psychology (170104)
  • Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
  • Public Nutrition Intervention (111104)
  • Experimental Economics (140206)

Research Objectives

  • Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences (970117)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences (970111)
  • Substance Abuse (920414)
  • National Security (810107)
  • Emerging Defence Technologies (810104)
  • Computer Software and Services (890299)
  • Behaviour and Health (920401)
  • Health and Support Services (920299)
  • Climate Change Adaptation Measures (960301)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies (970118)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences (970104)
  • Food Safety (920406)

Publications

As of June, 2018, Scopus (Google Scholar) H = 34 (39) with 3496 (5709) career citations. My Associate Editor roles include JEP: LMC (2009-2013), JMP since 2011 (renewed, 2015 and ongoing), PBR 2014-2016, since late 2016 Cognitive Psychology and since 2018 Computational Brain & Behavior.

Total publications

99

Highlighted publications

(9 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2014Journal ArticleTrueblood JS, Brown SD, Heathcote A, 'The Multiattribute Linear Ballistic Accumulator Model of Context Effects in Multialternative Choice', Psychological Review, 121, (2) pp. 179-205. ISSN 0033-295X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1037/a0036137 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 60Web of Science - 51

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2012Journal ArticlePrince M, Brown S, Heathcote A, 'The Design and Analysis of State-Trace Experiments', Psychological Methods, 17, (1) pp. 78-99. ISSN 1082-989X (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1037/a0025809 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 27Web of Science - 23

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2008Journal ArticleBrown SD, Marley AAJ, Donkin C, Heathcote A, 'An Integrated Model of Choices and Response Times in Absolute Identification', Psychological Review, 115, (2) pp. 396-425. ISSN 0033-295X (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1037/0033-295X.115.2.396 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 55Web of Science - 53

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2007Journal ArticleBrown SD, Heathcote A, 'The simplest complete model of choice response time: linear ballistic accumulation', Cognitive psychology, 57, (3) pp. 153-78. ISSN 0010-0285 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.cogpsych.2007.12.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 408Web of Science - 374

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2005Journal ArticleBrown S, Heathcote A, 'A ballistic model of choice response time', Psychological Review, 112, (1) pp. 117-128. ISSN 0033-295X (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1037/0033-295X.112.1.117 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 139Web of Science - 129

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2005Journal ArticleNicholson R, Karayanidis F, Poboka D, Heathcote A, Michie PT, 'Electrophysiological correlates of anticipatory task-switching processes', Psychophysiology: An International Journal, 42 pp. 540-554. ISSN 0048-5772 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8986.2005.00350.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 107Web of Science - 105

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2003Journal ArticleHeathcote A, 'Item Recognition Memory and the Receiver Operating Characteristic', Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition, 29, (6) pp. 1210-1230. ISSN 0278-7393 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1037/0278-7393.29.6.1210 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 93Web of Science - 95

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2000Journal ArticleHeathcote A, Brown S, 'The Law of Practice and localist neural network models', Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 23, (4) pp. 479-480. ISSN 0140-525X (2000) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X00353353 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3

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1991Journal ArticleHeathcote A, Popiel SJ, Mewhort DJK, 'Analysis of response time distributions: an example using the stroop task', Psychological Bulletin, 109, (2) pp. 340-347. ISSN 0033-2909 (1991) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1037/0033-2909.109.2.340 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 270Web of Science - 270

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Journal Article

(84 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Boehm U, Annis J, Frank MJ, Hawkins GE, Heathcote A, et al., 'Estimating across-trial variability parameters of the Diffusion Decision Model: Expert advice and recommendations', Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 87 pp. 46-75. ISSN 0022-2496 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jmp.2018.09.004 [eCite] [Details]

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2018Dutilh G, Annis J, Brown SD, Cassey P, Evans NJ, et al., 'The quality of response time data inference: A blinded, collaborative assessment of the validity of cognitive models', Psychological Review pp. 1-19. ISSN 0033-295X (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3758/s13423-017-1417-2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Lin YS

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2018Heathcote A, Holloway E, Sauer J, 'Confidence and varieties of bias', Journal of Mathematical Psychology ISSN 0022-2496 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jmp.2018.10.002 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Sauer J

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2018Heathcote A, Lin YS, Reynolds A, Strickland L, Gretton M, et al., 'Dynamic models of choice', Behavior research methods pp. 1-25. ISSN 1554-351X (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3758/s13428-018-1067-y [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Reynolds A; Strickland L; Gretton M

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2018Lin YS, Heathcote A, Holmes WR, 'Parallel Probability Density Approximation', Behavior Research Methods ISSN 1554-3528 (In Press) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Lin YS

2018Osaf AF, Jansson A, Dennis S, Heathcote A, 'Modeling the dynamics of recognition memory testing with an integrated model of retrieval and decision making', Cognitive Psychology, 104 pp. 106-142. ISSN 0010-0285 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.cogpsych.2018.04.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

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2018Palada H, Neal A, Tay R, Heathcote A, 'Understanding the causes of adapting, and failing to adapt, to time pressure in a complex multi-stimulus environment', Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied ISSN 1076-898X (In Press) [Refereed Article]

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2018Provost A, Jamadar S, Heathcote A, Brown SD, Karayanidis F, 'Intertrial RT variability affects level of target-related interference in cued task switching', Psychophysiology, 55, (3) Article e12971. ISSN 0048-5772 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/psyp.12971 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

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2018Quinn RK, James MH, Hawkins GE, Brown AL, Heathcote A, et al., 'Temporally specific miRNA expression patterns in the dorsal and ventral striatum of addiction-prone rats', Addiction Biology, 23, (2) pp. 631-642. ISSN 1369-1600 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/adb.12520 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

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2018Skippen P, Matzke D, Heathcote A, Fulham WR, Michie P, et al., 'Reliability of triggering inhibitory process is a better predictor of impulsivity than SSRT', Acta Psychologica: International Journal of Psychonomics ISSN 0001-6918 (In Press) [Refereed Article]

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2018Strickland L, Loft S, Remington RW, Heathcote A, 'Racing to remember: A theory of decision control in event-based prospective memory', Psychological Review ISSN 0033-295X (In Press) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1037/rev0000113 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Strickland L

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2018Weigard A, Huang- Pollock C, Brown S, Heathcote A, 'Testing formal predictions of neuroscientific theories of ADHD with a cognitive model-based approach', Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 127, (5) pp. 529 - 539. ISSN 0021-843X (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1037/abn0000357 [eCite] [Details]

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2018Weigard A, Huang-Pollock C, Heathcote A, Hawk L, Schlienz NJ, 'A cognitive model-based approach to testing mechanistic explanations for neuropsychological decrements during tobacco abstinence', Psychopharmacology, 235, (11) pp. 3115-3124. ISSN 0033-3158 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00213-018-5008-3 [eCite] [Details]

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2018Evans NJ, Brown SD, Mewhort DJK, Heathcote A, 'Refining the Law of Practice', Psychological Review, 125, (4) pp. 592-605. ISSN 0033-295X (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1037/rev0000105 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2017Tillman G, Osth AF, van Ravenzwaaij D, Heathcote A, 'A diffusion decision model analysis of evidence variability in the lexical decision task', Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 24, (6) pp. 1949-1956. ISSN 1069-9384 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3758/s13423-017-1259-y [eCite] [Details]

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2017Evans NJ, Howard ZL, Heathcote A, Brown SD, 'Model Flexibility Analysis does not measure the persuasiveness of a fit', Psychological Review, 124, (3) pp. 339-345. ISSN 0033-295X (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1037/rev0000057 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

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2017Hawkins GE, Mittner M, Forstmann BU, Heathcote A, 'On the efficiency of neurally-informed cognitive models to identify latent cognitive states', Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 76, (Part B) pp. 142-155. ISSN 0022-2496 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jmp.2016.06.007 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4

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2017Bushmakin MA, Eidels A, Heathcote A, 'Breaking the rules in perceptual information integration', Cognitive Psychology, 95 pp. 1-16. ISSN 0010-0285 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.cogpsych.2017.03.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2017Matzke D, Hughes M, Badcock JC, Michie P, Heathcote A, 'Failures of cognitive control or attention? The case of stop-signal deficits in schizophrenia', Attention, perception & psychophysics, 79 pp. 1078-1086. ISSN 1943-393X (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3758/s13414-017-1287-8 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 5

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2017Matzke D, Love J, Heathcote A, 'A Bayesian approach for estimating the probability of trigger failures in the stop-signal paradigm', Behavior Research Methods, 49, (1) pp. 267-281. ISSN 1554-3528 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3758/s13428-015-0695-8 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 6

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2017Osth AF, Bora B, Dennis S, Heathcote A, 'Diffusion vs. linear ballistic accumulation: Different models, different conclusions about the slope of the zROC in recognition memory', Journal of Memory and Language, 96 pp. 36-61. ISSN 0749-596X (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jml.2017.04.003 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

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2017Osth AF, Dennis S, Heathcote A, 'Likelihood ratio sequential sampling models of recognition memory', Cognitive Psychology, 92 pp. 101-126. ISSN 0010-0285 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.cogpsych.2016.11.007 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 4

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2017Sense F, Morey CC, Prince M, Heathcote A, Morey RD, 'Opportunity for verbalization does not improve visual change detection performance: a state-trace analysis', Behavior Research Methods, 49, (3) pp. 853-862. ISSN 1554-3528 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3758/s13428-016-0741-1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 5

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2017Strickland L, Heathcote A, Remington RW, Loft S, 'Accumulating evidence about what prospective memory costs actually reveal', Journal of Experimental Psychology, 43, (10) pp. 1616-1629. ISSN 0278-7393 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1037/xlm0000400 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Strickland L

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2017Grootswagers T, Ritchie B, Wardle SG, Heathcote A, Carlson TA, 'Asymmetric compression of representational space for object animacy categorization under degraded viewing conditions', Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 29, (12) pp. 1995-2010. ISSN 0898-929X (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1162/jocn_a_01177 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2017Tillman G, Strayer D, Eidels A, Heathcote A, 'Modeling cognitive load effects of conversation between a passenger and driver', Attention Perception & Psychophysics, 79, (6) pp. 1795-1803. ISSN 1943-3921 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3758/s13414-017-1337-2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

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2017Houpt JW, Heathcote A, Eidels A, 'Bayesian analyses of cognitive architecture', Psychological Methods, 22, (2) pp. 288-303. ISSN 1082-989X (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1037/met0000117 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1

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2016Averell L, Prince M, Heathcote A, 'Fundamental causes of systematic and random variability in recognition memory', Journal of Memory and Language, 88 pp. 51-69. ISSN 0749-596X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jml.2015.12.010 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

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2016Davis-Stober CP, Morey RD, Gretton M, Heathcote A, 'Bayes factors for state-trace analysis', Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 72 pp. 116-129. ISSN 0022-2496 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jmp.2015.08.004 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

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2016Finkbeiner M, Heathcote A, 'Distinguishing the time- and magnitude- difference accounts of the Simon Effect: Evidence from the reach-to-touch paradigm', Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 78, (3) pp. 848-867. ISSN 1943-3921 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3758/s13414-015-1044-9 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

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2016Holmes WR, Trueblood J, Heathcote A, 'A new framework for modeling decisions about changing information: The Piecewise Linear Ballistic Accumulator model', Cognitive Psychology, 85 pp. 1-29. ISSN 0010-0285 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.cogpsych.2015.11.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 13

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2016Mullens D, Winkler I, Damaso K, Heathcote A, Whitson L, et al., 'Biased relevance filtering in the auditory system: A test of confidence-weighted first-impressions', Biological psychology, 115 pp. 101-111. ISSN 0301-0511 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2016.01.018 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4

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2016Palada H, Neal A, Vuckovic A, Martin R, Samules K, et al., 'Evidence accumulation in a complex task: Making choices about concurrent multiattribute stimuli under time pressure', Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 22, (1) pp. 1-23. ISSN 1076-898X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1037/xap0000074 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

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2016Williams P, Heathcote A, Nesbit K, Eidels A, 'Post-error recklessness and the hot hand', Judgment and Decision Making, 11, (2) pp. 174-184. ISSN 1930-2975 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Web of Science - 2

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2016van Maanen L, Forstmann BU, Keuken MC, Wagenmakers EJ, Heathcote A, 'The impact of MRI scanner environment on perceptual decision-making', Behavior research methods, 48, (1) pp. 184-200. ISSN 1554-351X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3758/s13428-015-0563-6 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8

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2015Conley AC, Marquez J, Parsons MW, Fulham WR, Heathcote A, et al., 'Anodal tDCS over the motor cortex on prepared and unprepared responses in young adults', PLoS One, 10, (5) Article e0124509. ISSN 1932-6203 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0124509 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

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2015Hawkins GE, Mittner M, Boekel W, Heathcote A, Forstmann BU, 'Toward a model-based cognitive neuroscience of mind wandering', Neuroscience, 310 pp. 290-305. ISSN 0306-4522 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2015.09.053 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6

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2015Heathcote A, Coleman JR, Eidels A, Watson JM, Houpt J, et al., 'Working memory's workload capacity', Memory & Cognition, 43, (7) pp. 973-989. ISSN 0090-502X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3758/s13421-015-0526-2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 5

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2015Heathcote A, Loft S, Remington RW, 'Slow down and remember to remember! A delay theory of prospective memory costs', Psychological Review, 122, (2) pp. 376-410. ISSN 0033-295X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1037/a0038952 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 32Web of Science - 31

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2015Heathcote A, Suraev A, Curley S, Gong Q, Love J, et al., 'Decision processes and the slowing of simple choices in schizophrenia', Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 124, (4) pp. 961-974. ISSN 0021-843X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1037/abn0000117 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4

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2015Provost A, Heathcote A, 'Titrating decision processes in the mental rotation task', Psychological Review, 122, (4) pp. 735-754. ISSN 0033-295X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1037/a0039706 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8

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2015Rouder JN, Morey RN, Gomez PI, Heathcote A, 'The Lognormal Race: A Cognitive-Process Model of Choice and Latency with Desirable Psychometric Properties', Psychometrika, 80, (2) pp. 491-513. ISSN 0033-3123 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/S11336-013-9396-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 12

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2015Terry A, Marley AAJ, Barnwal A, Wagenmakers E-J, Heathcote A, et al., 'Generalising the drift rate distribution for linear ballistic accumulators', Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 68-69 pp. 49-58. ISSN 0022-2496 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jmp.2015.09.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 2

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2015Trueblood JS, Brown SD, Heathcote A, 'The fragile nature of contextual preference reversals: Reply to Tsetsos, Chater, and Usher (2015)', Psychological Review, 122, (4) pp. 848-853. ISSN 0033-295X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1037/a0039656 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 10

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2014Whitson LR, Karayanidis F, Fulham R, Provost A, Michie PT, et al., 'Reactive control processes contributing to residual switch cost and mixing cost across the adult lifespan', Frontiers in Psychology, 5 Article 383. ISSN 1664-1078 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00383 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 9

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2014Cassey P, Heathcote A, Brown SD, 'Brain and Behavior in Decision-Making', PL o S One, 10, (7) pp. 1-8. ISSN 1932-6203 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003700 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 12

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2014Heathcote A, Wagenmakers E-J, Brown SD, 'The Falsifiability of Actual Decision-Making Models', Psychological Review, 121, (4) pp. 676-678. ISSN 0033-295X (2014) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1037/a0037771 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 8

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2014Mittner M, Boekel W, Tucker AM, Turner BM, Heathcote A, et al., 'When the Brain Takes a Break: A Model-Based Analysis of Mind Wandering', Journal of Neuroscience, 34, (49) pp. 16286 -16295. ISSN 0270-6474 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2062-14.2014 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 51Web of Science - 50

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2014Mullens D, Woodley J, Whitson L, Provost A, Heathcote A, et al., 'Altering the primacy bias How does a prior task affect mismatch negativity?', Psychophysiology: An International Journal, 51 pp. 437-445. ISSN 0048-5772 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/psyp.12190 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 11

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2014Poboka D, Karayanidis F, Heathcote A, 'Extending the Failure-to-Engage theory of task switch costs', Cognitive psychology, 72 pp. 108-141. ISSN 0010-0285 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.cogpsych.2014.02.003 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5

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2014Rae 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, (5) pp. 1226-1243. ISSN 0278-7393 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1037/a0036801 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 52Web of Science - 51

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2014Todd J, Heathcote A, Whitson LR, Mullens D, Provost A, et al., 'Mismatch negativity (MMN) to pitch change is susceptible to order-dependent bias', Frontiers in Neuroscience, 8 Article 180. ISSN 1662-4548 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3389/fnins.2014.00180 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 5

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2014Trueblood JS, Brown SD, Heathcote A, 'The Multiattribute Linear Ballistic Accumulator Model of Context Effects in Multialternative Choice', Psychological Review, 121, (2) pp. 179-205. ISSN 0033-295X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1037/a0036137 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 60Web of Science - 51

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2014Hawkins GE, Marley AAJ, Heathcote A, Flynn TN, Louviere JL, et al., 'The Best of Times and the Worst of Times Are Interchangeable', Decision, 1, (3) pp. 192-214. ISSN 2325-9965 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1037/dec0000012 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10

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2014Hawkins GE, Marley AA, Heathcote A, Flynn TN, Louviere JJ, et al., 'Integrating cognitive process and descriptive models of attitudes and preferences', Cognitive Science: A Multidisciplinary Journal of Artificial Intelligence, Linguistics, Neuroscience, Philosophy and Psychology, 38, (4) pp. 701-35. ISSN 0364-0213 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/cogs.12094 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 9

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2013Provost A, Johnson B, Karayanidis F, Brown SD, Heathcote A, 'Two Routes to Expertise in Mental Rotation', Cognitive Science: A Multidisciplinary Journal of Artificial Intelligence, Linguistics, Neuroscience, Philosophy and Psychology, 37 pp. 1321-1342. ISSN 0364-0213 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/cogs.12042 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

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2013Todd J, Heathcote A, Mullens D, Whitson LR, Provost A, et al., 'What controls gain in gain control? Mismatch negativity (MMN), priors and system biases', Brain Topography: Journal of Functional Neurophysiology, 27 pp. 578-589. ISSN 0896-0267 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10548-013-0344-4 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 10

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2013Todd J, Provost A, Whitson LR, Cooper G, Heathcote A, 'Not so primitive: context-sensitive meta-learning about unattended sound sequences', Journal of Neurophysiology, 109 pp. 99-105. ISSN 0022-3077 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1152/jn.00581.2012 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 13

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2013Trueblood JS, Brown SD, Heathcote A, Busemeyer JR, 'Not Just for Consumers: Context Effects Are Fundamental to Decision Making', Psychological Science, 24, (6) pp. 901- 908. ISSN 0956-7976 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/0956797612464241 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 69Web of Science - 57

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2012Heathcote A, Hayes B, 'Diffusion versus linear ballistic accumulation: different models for response time with different conclusions about psychological mechanisms?', Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 66, (2) pp. 125-36. ISSN 1196-1961 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1037/a0028189 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 16

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2012Heathcote A, Love J, 'Linear deterministic accumulator models of simple choice', Frontiers in psychology, 23, (3) pp. 292. ISSN 1664-1078 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00292 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 40Web of Science - 27

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2012Prince M, Brown S, Heathcote A, 'The Design and Analysis of State-Trace Experiments', Psychological Methods, 17, (1) pp. 78-99. ISSN 1082-989X (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1037/a0025809 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 27Web of Science - 23

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2012Prince M, Hawkins G, Love J, Heathcote A, 'An R package for state-trace analysis', Behavior research methods, 44, (3) pp. 644-55. ISSN 1554-351X (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3758/s13428-012-0232-y [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

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2011Averell L, Heathcote A, 'The form of the forgetting curve and the fate of memories', Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 55 pp. 25-35. ISSN 0022-2496 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jmp.2010.08.009 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 60Web of Science - 44

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2011Dodds P, Donkin C, Brown SD, Heathcote A, 'Increasing Capacity: Practice Effects in Absolute Identification', Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 37, (2) pp. 477-492. ISSN 0278-7393 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1037/a0022215 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

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2011Dodds P, Donkin C, Brown SD, Heathcote A, Marley AAJ, 'Stimulus-specific learning: disrupting the bow effect in absolute identification', Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 73 pp. 1977-1986. ISSN 1943-3921 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3758/s13414-011-0156-0 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

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2011Donkin C, Brown S, Heathcote A, 'Drawing conclusions from choice response time models: A tutorial using the linear ballistic accumulator', Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 55 pp. 140-151. ISSN 0022-2496 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jmp.2010.10.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 57Web of Science - 51

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2011Donkin C, Brown S, Heathcote A, Wagenmakers E-J, 'Diffusion versus linear ballistic accumulation: different models but the same conclusions about psychological processes?', Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 18 pp. 61-69. ISSN 1069-9384 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3758/s13423-010-0022-4 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 61Web of Science - 60

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2011Karayanidis F, Provost A, Brown S, Paton B, Heathcote A, 'Switch-specific and general preparation map onto different ERP components in a task-switching paradigm', Psychophysiology: An International Journal, 48 pp. 559-568. ISSN 0048-5772 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8986.2010.01115.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 46Web of Science - 43

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2011Karayanidis F, Whitson LR, Heathcote A, Michie PT, 'Variability in proactive and reactive cognitive control processes across the adult lifespan', Frontiers in Psychology, 2 pp. 1-19. ISSN 1664-1078 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00318 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 34Web of Science - 31

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2011Mansfield EL, Karayanidis F, Jamadar S, Heathcote A, Fortsmann BU, 'Adjustments of Response Threshold during Task Switching: A Model-Based Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study', Journal of Neuroscience, 31, (41) pp. 14688 -14692. ISSN 0270-6474 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2390-11.2011 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 57Web of Science - 58

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2010Eidels A, Donkin C, Brown SD, Heathcote A, 'Converging measures of workload capacity', Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 17, (6) pp. 763-771. ISSN 1069-9384 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3758/PBR.17.6.763 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 37Web of Science - 35

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2010Heathcote A, Bora B, Freeman E, 'Recollection and confidence in two-alternative forced choice episodic recognition', Journal of Memory and Language, 62 pp. 183-203. ISSN 0749-596X (2010) [Refereed Article]

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2010Heathcote A, Brown S, Wagenmakers EJ, Eidels A, 'Distribution-free tests of stochastic dominance for small samples', Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 54 pp. 454 -463. ISSN 0022-2496 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jmp.2010.06.005 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 17

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2010Karayanidis F, Jamadar S, Ruge H, Phillips N, Heathcote A, et al., 'Advance preparation in task-switching: converging evidence from behavioral, brain activation, and model-based approaches', Frontiers in Psychology, 1 Article 25. ISSN 1664-1078 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2010.00025 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 86Web of Science - 76

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2010Smith JL, Smith EA, Provost AL, Heathcote A, 'Sequence effects support the conflict theory of N2 and P3 in the Go/NoGo task', International Journal of Psychophysiology, 75, (3) pp. 217-226. ISSN 0167-8760 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2009.11.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 61Web of Science - 57

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2010Freeman E, Heathcote A, Chalmers K, Hockley W, 'Item effects in recognition memory for words', Journal of Memory and Language, 62, (1) pp. 1-18. ISSN 0749-596X (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jml.2009.09.004 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 25Web of Science - 25

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2008Brown SD, Marley AAJ, Donkin C, Heathcote A, 'An Integrated Model of Choices and Response Times in Absolute Identification', Psychological Review, 115, (2) pp. 396-425. ISSN 0033-295X (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1037/0033-295X.115.2.396 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 55Web of Science - 53

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2007Brown SD, Heathcote A, 'The simplest complete model of choice response time: linear ballistic accumulation', Cognitive psychology, 57, (3) pp. 153-78. ISSN 0010-0285 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.cogpsych.2007.12.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 408Web of Science - 374

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2005Brown S, Heathcote A, 'A ballistic model of choice response time', Psychological Review, 112, (1) pp. 117-128. ISSN 0033-295X (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1037/0033-295X.112.1.117 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 139Web of Science - 129

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2005Nicholson R, Karayanidis F, Poboka D, Heathcote A, Michie PT, 'Electrophysiological correlates of anticipatory task-switching processes', Psychophysiology: An International Journal, 42 pp. 540-554. ISSN 0048-5772 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8986.2005.00350.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 107Web of Science - 105

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2003Heathcote A, 'Item Recognition Memory and the Receiver Operating Characteristic', Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition, 29, (6) pp. 1210-1230. ISSN 0278-7393 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1037/0278-7393.29.6.1210 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 93Web of Science - 95

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2000Heathcote A, Brown S, 'The Law of Practice and localist neural network models', Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 23, (4) pp. 479-480. ISSN 0140-525X (2000) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X00353353 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3

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1991Heathcote A, Popiel SJ, Mewhort DJK, 'Analysis of response time distributions: an example using the stroop task', Psychological Bulletin, 109, (2) pp. 340-347. ISSN 0033-2909 (1991) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1037/0033-2909.109.2.340 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 270Web of Science - 270

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Chapter in Book

(5 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Ly A, Boehm U, Heathcote A, Turner BM, Forstman B, et al., 'A Flexible and Efficient Hierarchical Bayesian Approach to the Exploration of Individual Differences in Cognitive-model-based Neuroscience', Computational Models of Brain and Behavior, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd., AA Moustafa (ed), United States, pp. 467-480. ISBN 978-1-119-15906-3 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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2016Narra M, Heathcote A, Finkbeiner M, 'Time course differences between bilinguals and monolinguals in the Simon task', Cognitive Control and Consequences of Multilingualism, John Benjamins Publishing Company, JB Schweiter (ed), Amsterdam, pp. 397-425. ISBN 9789027243720 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1075/bpa.2 [eCite] [Details]

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2015Donkin C, Rae B, Heathcote A, Brown SD, 'Why is accurately labelling simple magnitudes so hard?', Oxford Handbook of Computational and Mathematical Psychology, Oxford University Press, JR Busemeyer, JT Townsend, Z J Wang, & A Eidels (ed), Oxford, pp. 1-32. ISBN 978-0-19-995799-6 (2015) [Other Book Chapter]

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2015Heathcote A, Brown SD, Wagenmakers E-J, 'An Introduction to Good Practices in Cognitive Modeling', An Introduction to Model-Based Cognitive Neuroscience, Springer, E-J Wagenmakers (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 1-14. ISBN 978-1-4939-2235-2 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4939-2236-9 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7

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2010Heathcote A, Elliott D, 'Nonlinear dynamical analysis of noisy time series', Nonlinear Dynamical Systems Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences Using Real Data, CRC Press, SJ Guastello & RAM Gregson (ed), United States, pp. 103-134. ISBN 9781439819975 (2010) [Research Book Chapter]

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Conference Publication

(10 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014Hawkins GE, Camilleri AR, Heathcote A, Newell BR, Brown SD, 'Modeling probability knowledge and choice in decisions from experience', Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 23-26 July, 2014, Quebec City, Canada, pp. 1-6. ISSN 1069-7977 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2014Heathcote A, Eidels A, Houpt J, Colman J, Watson J, et al., 'Multitasking in Working Memory', CogSci 2014 Proceedings, 23 July - 26 July , 2014, Quebec City, Canada, pp. 601-606. ISBN 978-0-9911967-0-8 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2014Heathcote A, Vuckovic A, Palada HD, Neal A, Samuels K, et al., 'Cognitive models of unmanned aerial vehicle operators', Future Land Force Conference 2014, 24-25 September 2014, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 1-2. (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2011Wright EW, Ellinghaus MP, Close NM, Heathcote A, 'The effect of rule determinacy on deciding contract disputes: experimental data and network simulation', Proceedings of the 6th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, 4 - 5 November 2011, Chicago, United States, pp. 1-41. (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2010Averell L, Heathcote A, 'Posterior distribution analysis of the retention of briefly studied words', ASCS09: Proceedings of the 9th Conference of the Australasian Society for Cognitive Science, 30 September - 2 October 2009, Sydney, Australia ISBN 978-0-646-52918-9 (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.5096/ASCS20092 [eCite] [Details]

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2010Dodds P, Donkin C, Brown SD, Heathcote A, 'Multidimensional scaling methods for absolute identification data', Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 11-14 August, 2010, Portland, Oregon, pp. 2804-2809. ISBN 978-1-61738-890-3 (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2010Donkin C, Shiffrin RM, Brown S, Heathcote A, '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, Portland, Oregon, pp. 1946-1951. ISBN 978-0-9768318-6-0 (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2010Hawkins G, Prince M, Brown S, Heathcote A, 'Designing state-trace experiments to assess the number of latent psychological variables underlying binary choices', Cognition in Flux: Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, 11-14 August, 2010, Portland, Oregon ISBN 978-0-9768318-6-0 (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2010Prince M, Heathcote A, 'The Disproportionate Face Inversion Effect in recognition memory', Cognition in Flux: Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 11-14 August, 2010, Portland, Oregon ISBN 978-0-9768318-6-0 (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2009Karayanidis F, Whitson LR, Michie PT, Heathcote A, 'Neural Correlates and Temporal Dynamics of Task-Switching in Normal Aging', Proceedings of the 9th Conference of the Australasian Society for Cognitive Science, Sept 30 - Oct 02, 2009, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-8. ISBN 978-0-646-52918-9 (2009) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Grants & Funding

Andrew has held 10 ARC Discovery projects during his career with funding totalling over $2.7m. In these projects Andrew has been part of research teams that have developed a new perspective on the law of practice, the relationship between speed-skill and practice, a unified theory of performance in absolute identification tasks, new approaches to understanding recognition memory, choice models for learning and memory and integrated models of the neuroscience of rapid decisions and in ongoing work a unified theory of episodic memory and applications of comprehensive models of simple choice to complex real-world decisions. This emphasis on real world decision making has led to recent gratns with DST Group and CSIRO’s Data 61.

Funding Summary

Number of grants

16

Total funding

$3,228,865

Projects

Automation, Trust, and Workload: UTAS / CSIRO / UoSA Collaborative Research Project (2017 - 2019)$212,982
Description
Automation, and autonomous systems, are playing an increasing role in every-day life. Whereas the previous generation of autonomous technology had its impact largely in industrial spaces, (e.g. automotive factory robots), current advances are bringing such systems into the homes, workplaces, and automobiles of todays citizens. A key factor here is the increased proximity to human operators and bystanders. This project aims to develop a useful model for making predictive analyses based on these three factors, Automation, Trust, and Workload.The work will focus on both traditional methods of workload estimation (i.e. subjective questionnaire) and novel methodology using psychophysiological methodology to measure workload in a way that does not interrupt critical task flow, as is the case with traditional methodology. Such methodologies include, but are not limited to: Pupillometry (using fluctuations in pupil diameter to indicate cognitive load, e.g. (Duenser, Lochner, Engelke, & Rozado, 2015); electro-dermal activity (using skin conductivity to infer cognitive load, e.g. (Lochner, Duenser, Lutzhoft, Brooks, & Rozado, 2016); IR camera-based pulse detection (using video imagery to detect pulse rate, e.g. (Stemberger, Allison, & Schnell, 2010). It is our goal to develop and validate a hybrid methodology for assessing workload in critical task environments, where standard interruptive measurement techniques are not appropriate due to various considerations including safety, efficiency, and efficacy. This framework is not limited to assessing physical automation (e.g. self driving cars, autonomous robotics), but also includes automation within a user-experience framework, considering automated web-based information systems.The second key factor (the first being the level of autonomy) in the model under development is the individuals level of trust in the automated system. Recent research on human interactions with autonomous systems (e.g., Freedy, DeVisser, Weltman, & Coeyman, 2007; Lee & See, 2004) indicates that the level of trust in the system affects the success of the interaction on a number of levels, and should therefore be taken into account as a major factor in the design process. The current project contributors believe that a relation between trust, autonomy, and workload is intrinsic to the human-machine system, and that the development of a model surrounding these influences will inform the successful future development of such systems. This research sits at the nexus of three academic disciplines, namely computer science, psychology, and engineering. The development of systems that operate with variable levels of human engagement, requires an explicit understanding of the human capacity for work, the strengths and limitations of the technology, and a way to predict when errors will occur. The proposed project structure will support this multidisciplinary work by establishing the appropriate interdepartmental connections.
Funding
CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation ($212,982)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Heathcote A; Gale TJ; de Salas KL; Lueg C; Brooks BP; Strickland LJG; Duenser A; Lochner M
Period
2017 - 2019
Providing Automation with Situational Awareness of Operator Workload (2017)$97,159
Description
Human operators - particularly in demanding Defence jobs - experience workload levels varying from light or none to complete overload. These workload fluctuations can be associated with sub-optimal performance, which can lead to poor outcomes or even mission failure. Automation, in the form of artificial intelligence that can take over routine tasks and/or recommend smart options, promises to alleviate some of these concerns but raises its own problem. Under-load can cause mind-wandering, sometimes called "automation neglect", leaving the operator ill prepared for emergencies, and automated recommenders, lacking the situational awareness of human assistants, can cause failures by intruding at critical times or providing options that overload the operator's capacity. We aim to develop a hardware and software package for monitoring and predicting operator engagement and workload in real time.
Funding
Defence Science and Technology Group ($97,159)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Heathcote A; Matzke D; Strayer D
Year
2017
Bayesian Estimation of Evidence Accumulation Architectures in Neuroscience and Cognition (2016)$21,084
Description
Advanced Training in Mathematical and Computational Modeling for Psychological Science
Funding
The William K. and Katherine W. Estes Fund ($21,084)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Heathcote A
Year
2016
Modelling human decision making in complex environments (2016 - 2018)$635,000
Description
The project aims to extend state-of-the art quantitative psychological models of simple choice tasks to decisionmaking with complex stimuli in complex environments. These new formal models will provide a comprehensiveaccount of behaviour, including the choices that are made, how long it takes to make them, and how choices andchoice times vary within and between decision makers. The models will explain how people adapt to changes intask demands when dealing with multiple stimuli or performing multiple tasks concurrently under time pressure.The project will provide the strategic basic research that is needed to extend psychological models of choice tocomplex real-world tasks, such air traffic control and maritime surveillance.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($635,000)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Heathcote A; Neal A; Loft S; Martin R; Strayer D
Period
2016 - 2018
Grant Reference
DP160101891
Integrating individual and environmental perspectives on eating to prevent obesity: Modelling food choices in real-time (2016)$14,157
Funding
University of Tasmania ($14,157)
Scheme
Grant-Research Enhancement (REGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Schuez Benjamin; Heathcote A; Ferguson SG; Schuez N
Year
2016
Developing a Unified Theory of Episodic Memory (2015 - 2019)$757,800
Description
This proposal aims to develop a model of episodic memory and to apply the model to both adult and child development data. Unlike current approaches, the model will address multiple memory tasks including item recognition, associative recognition, source recognition and cued recall and will also address reaction timedata, allowing different sources of interference causing forgetting in adults to be identified. By addressing both encoding and retrieval processes, the model can assess how changes in different sources of interference modulate performance through the trajectory of early development. Hierarchical Bayesian estimation will enable a simultaneous account of multiple tasks and support future deployment in appliedcontexts.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($757,800)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Newcastle
Research Team
Dennis S; Heathcote A; Sloutsky V
Period
2015 - 2019
Grant Reference
DP150100272
Rapid Decisions: From neuroscience to complex cognitions (2012 - 2013)$134,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($134,000)
Scheme
Discovery Project
Administered By
University of Newcastle
Research Team
Brown S; Eidels A; Heathcote A
Period
2012 - 2013
Choice Models for Learning and Memory (2011 - 2015)$544,155
Description
Life is filled with well familiar choices that are made quickly and with sensitivity to the decision context, suchas ones overall level of knowledge and the consequences of the decisions. This project will develop and testquantitative models, using Bayesian estimation and model selection, of a) learning to transition from taskmastery (i.e., effortful, fairly accurate but slower choices) to fluent (i.e., accurate, rapid and effortless)performance, and b) the accuracy, speed and confidence of decisions about recognition memory (i.e.,whether an item was previously encountered in a particular context) as a function of the probability andsimilarity of choices and the likely strength and sources of information provided by memory.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($544,155)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
Australian Research Council
Research Team
Heathcote A; Marley A; Morey R; Rouder J
Period
2011 - 2015
Grant Reference
DP110100234
Absolute identification and beyond: A comprehensive, integrated architecture for speeded choice (2008 - 2009)$120,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($120,000)
Scheme
Discovery Project
Administered By
University of Newcastle
Research Team
Brown S; Heathcote A
Period
2008 - 2009
Are two processes one too many? An investigation of the viability of the dual-process model of recognition memory (2005 - 2006)$167,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($167,000)
Scheme
Discovery Project
Administered By
University of Newcastle
Research Team
Dunn J; Heathcote A
Period
2005 - 2006
Lexical Contagion and Similarity Effects in Recognition Memory (2004 - 2005)$105,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($105,000)
Scheme
Discovery Project
Administered By
University of Newcastle
Research Team
Heathcote A; Chalmers K; Hockley W
Period
2004 - 2005
A unified theory of performance in absolute identification tasks (2003 - 2005)$38,700
Funding
Australian Research Council ($38,700)
Scheme
Linkage Project
Administered By
University of Newcastle
Research Team
Vickers D; Marley AA; Lee MD; Smith PL; Heathcote A
Period
2003 - 2005
The Development of Speed Skill (2002 - 2003)$150,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($150,000)
Scheme
Discovery Project
Administered By
University of Newcastle
Research Team
Heathcote A; Hayes B; Mewhort DJK
Period
2002 - 2003
Testing detailed models of visual word identification: Decision and response contributions to performance (2000 - 2001)$104,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($104,000)
Scheme
Large Grants
Administered By
University of Newcastle
Research Team
Andrews S; Heathcote A
Period
2000 - 2001
An analysis of human cognition using dynamic nonlinear models (1993 - 1994)$99,328
Funding
Australian Research Council ($99,328)
Scheme
Large Grants
Administered By
University of Newcastle
Research Team
Heath RA; Heathcote A
Period
1993 - 1994
Evaluation of computer-based instruction in the teaching of psychology (1993)$28,500
Funding
University Teaching (formerly CAUT) ($28,500)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Newcastle
Research Team
Provost S; Hayes B; Munro D; Heathcote A; Heath R; Pfister P
Year
1993

Research Supervision

Andrew has supervised over 100 4thyear and honours projects, with over 60% of the honours projects receiving 1st class and 6 the prize for best thesis. Andrew has graduated 15 PhD, 2 Prof. Doc. and 7 MA students and is involved in the supervision of 9 ongoing PhD projects. Andrew is actively seeking new PhD students with an interest in mathematical psychology.

Current

9

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDA Quantitative Model of Decision Making in Complex Environments2016
PhDModelling Rapid Motor Responses in Young and Older Adults2016
PhDRapid-Choice Motor Actions: The influence of age, brain connectivity, and cognitive processing2016
PhDUsing Cognitive Psychology to Optimise Students Study Behaviours and the Communication of Health Promotion Messages2017
PhDUnderstanding Response Confidence in Terms of Balance of Evidence Accumulation Processes in Recognition and Related Tasks2017
PhDMeasuring and Communicating Uncertainty2018
PhDImproving Decision Making and Metacognition in Medical Screening2018
PhDAutomation Interface Design and Content: Balancing appropriate trust and cognitive workload2018
PhDInvestigating Inhibitory Control Using Neurophysiological Methods and Computational Modelling2018