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Areas of research interest

Research summary

My research typically involves both experiments and modelling, and is presently focused on the following, interlinked areas:

  • Argumentation: what makes a good argument, in the sense of an argument that will convince a rational critic?
  • Judgment and decision-making: how rational are we?
  • Similarity: a new theoretical account of similarity based on transformations between mental representations.
  • Concepts and concept acquisition: in particular, spontaneous categorisation, and the question of what makes a good category.
  • Language and language acquisition: my current research in language acquisition is mainly concerned with the relationship between comprehension and production in children, and the role of imitative learning in acquisition.

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