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Adam Sanborn Research Profile

Job Title
Professor
Department
Psychology
Phone
(024) 761 51354
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Research Interests

Explaining human categorisation and perception as rational behaviour. Examining how people use approximate solutions in difficult cognitive tasks. Methods for data collection and analysis.

Biography

Adam Sanborn is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Warwick. He gained his PhD in Psychological & Brain Sciences and Cognitive Science at Indiana University, and did his postdoctoral work at the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit at UCL. Adam is interested in the rationality of human behaviour, which he studies with Bayesian models, approximations to Bayesian models, and behavioural experiments. His research has been published in leading psychology journals such as Psychological Review, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, and Cognitive Psychology, and he has won best paper awards in both psychology and computer science. His work has been funded by the ESRC, ERC, Alan Turing Institute, and NIESR, and he serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.

  • Lloyd, Kevin, Sanborn, Adam N., Leslie, David, Lewandowsky, Stephan, 2017. Why does higher working memory capacity help you learn?. CogSci 2017, London, 26-29 Jul 2017, Published in CogSci 2017 Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society London, UK, 26-29 July 2017, pp. 767-772
  • Surdina, Alexandra, Sanborn, Adam N., 2017. Temporal variability in moral value judgement. CogSci 2017 : 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, London, UK, 26?29 Jul 2017, Published in CogSci 2017 Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society London, UK, 26-29 July 2017, pp. 3285-3290
  • Spicer, Jake, Sanborn, Adam N., 2017. A rational approach to stereotype change. CogSci 2017 : 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, London, UK, 26?29 Jul 2017, Published in CogSci 2017 Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society London, UK, 26-29 July 2017, pp. 1102-1103
  • Tripp, James, Sanborn, Adam N., Stewart, Neil, Noguchi, Takao, 2015. Multiple strategies in conjunction and disjunction judgments : most people are normative part of the time. CogSci 2015 : 37th annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Pasadena, California, 22-25 Jul 2015, Published in Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX
  • Noguchi, Takao, Sanborn, Adam N., Stewart, Neil, 2013. Non-parametric estimation of the individual's utility map. COGSCI 2013 : Thirty-fifth annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Berlin, Germany, 31 Jul - 3 Aug 2013, Published in Proceedings of the Thirty-Fifth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, pp. 3145-3150
  • Sanborn, Adam N., Mansinghka, Vikash, Griffiths , Thomas L., 2009. A Bayesian framework for modeling intuitive dynamics. CogSci 2009: 31st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 29 Jul - 1 Aug 2009
  • Sanborn, Adam N., Silva, Ricardo, 2009. Belief propagation and locally Bayesian learning. CogSci 2009: 31st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 29 Jul - 1 Aug 2009, Published in Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society
  • Martin, Jason, Griffiths , Thomas L., Sanborn, Adam N., 2009. A walk through face space : affect classification using Markov chain Monte Carlo. CogSci 2009: 31st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 29 Jul - 1 Aug 2009
Title Funder Award start Award end
Searching for the Approximation Method used to Perform rationaL inference by INdividuals and Groups - SAMPLING. ERC-CoG European Research Council 01 Apr 2019 31 Mar 2024
The macroeconomics of the sampling brain - extension ESRC 01 Apr 2020 31 Dec 2020
Macroeconomic Implications of the Sampling Brain ESRC 01 Jan 2019 30 Nov 2019
Combination Rules in Information Integration ESRC 01 Jul 2013 30 Jun 2016