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Gregory Cox

Postdoctoral researcher
Research Area: Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience


Cognitive and neural dynamics of visual search

I am interested in how dynamic activity at small scales (fractions of a second) forms the foundation for large-scale complex cognition, like locating objects, learning associations, or retrieving memories.  I use mathematical and computational models to link together neural and cognitive activity and to bridge the gap between small and large time scales.

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Representative Publications

Cox, G. E., Hemmer, P., Aue, W. R., & Criss, A. H. (2018). Information and Processes Underlying Semantic and Episodic Memory Across Tasks, Items, and Individuals. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 147 (4), 545–590.

Cox, G. E., & Shiffrin, R. M. (2017). A dynamic approach to recognition memory. Psychological Review, 124 (6), 795–860.

Cox, G. E., & Criss, A. H. (2017). Parallel interactive retrieval of item and associative information from event memory. Cognitive Psychology, 97, 31–61.

Nosofsky, R. M., Cao, R., Cox, G. E., & Shiffrin, R. M. (2014). Familiarity and categorization processes in memory search. Cognitive Psychology, 75, 97–129.

Nosofsky, R. M., Cox, G. E., Cao, R., & Shiffrin, R. M. (2014). An exemplar-familiarity model predicts short-term and long-term probe recognition across diverse forms of memory search. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 40(6), 1524–1539.

Nokes-Malach, T. J., VanLehn, K., Belenky, D. M., Lichtenstein, M., & Cox, G. E. (2013). Coordinating principles and examples through analogy and self-explanation. European Journal of Psychology of Education, 28(4), 1237–1263.

Cox, G. E., & Shiffrin, R. M. (2012). Criterion setting and the dynamics of recognition memory. Topics in Cognitive Science, 4(1), 135–150.

Cox, G. E., Kachergis, G., Recchia, G., & Jones, M. N. (2011). Toward a scalable holographic word-form representation. Behavior Research Methods, 43(3), 602–615.