Matt Overlanemail: first initial dot last name at rochester dot edu
I am a graduate student in the Ph.D. program in Robert Jacobs' lab in the Brain and Cognitive Sciences department at the University of Rochester. I am interested in how people learn concepts, from the nature of mental representation to how we learn so quickly from limited and noisy data. I try to answer these questions with a combination of experiment and computational modeling.
- Overlan, M.C., Jacobs, R.A., & Piantadosi, S.T., (2017). Learning abstract visual concepts via probabilistic program induction in a Language of Thought. Cognition, 168, 320–334. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2017.07.005 [pdf] [bib]
- Overlan, M.C., Jacobs, R.A., & Piantadosi, S.T., (2016). A Hierarchical Probabilistic Language-of-Thought Model of Human Visual Concept Learning. In Proceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Philadelphia, PA.