Areas of research interest
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.
- Nick Chater (University of Warwick)
- Adam Corner (Cardiff University)
- Merideth Gattis (Cardiff University)
- Adam Harris (University College London)
- Andreas Jarvstad (University of Bristol)
- Greg Maio (Cardiff University)
- Simon Rushton (Cardiff University)
- Paul Warren (University of Manchester)