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11

Sep
2018

In Lab News

By Sunny

The truth of conditionals

On 11, Sep 2018 | In Lab News | By Sunny

Geoff Goodwin and Phil Johnson-Laird describe new work on resolving a long-standing controversy about “conditional” assertions. You can read the paper here.

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18

Aug
2018

In Lab News

By Sunny

50 years of the selection task

On 18, Aug 2018 | In Lab News | By Sunny

Marco Ragni, Ilir Kola, and Phil Johnson-Laird have just published a meta-analysis of 50 years of research into the selection task, a paradigm invented to test how reasoners select evidence to test hypotheses. Download the paper here, and read the abstract:

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14

Jul
2018

In Lab News

By Sunny

Factual and counterfactual conditionals

On 14, Jul 2018 | In Lab News | By Sunny

A new paper by Cristina Quelhas, Célia Rasga, and Phil Johnson-Laird describes the relation between factual conditionals and counterfactual conditionals.

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19

Jun
2018

In Lab News

By Sunny

People become more logical without feedback

On 19, Jun 2018 | In Lab News | By Sunny

Most theories of reasoning assume that human reasoning ability is stable over time, but few studies have investigated the matter. We analyzed a study in which 20 participants drew their own conclusions to the 64 sorts of syllogisms on two occasions separated by roughly a week.

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13

Jun
2018

In Lab News

By Sunny

Human reasoning violates all normal model logics

On 13, Jun 2018 | In Lab News | By Sunny

Marco Ragni and Phil Johnson-Laird have a new paper in CogSci 2018 that shows how human reasoning violates all orthodox systems of modal logic. You can read the paper here.

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10

Jan
2017

In Lab News

By Sunny

The interpretation of disjunctions depends on the contents of its clauses

On 10, Jan 2017 | In Lab News | By Sunny

Christina Quelhas and Phil Johnson-Laird published a recent paper in QJEP on how disjunctive assertions are modulated by the contents of their clauses. You can read the paper here, and the abstract is below.

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21

Aug
2016

In Lab News

By Sunny

Obituary for Vittorio Girotto in T&R

On 21, Aug 2016 | In Lab News | By Sunny

Paulo Legrenzi and Phil Johnson-Laird wrote an obituary for their close friend and colleague, Vittorio Girotto. The obituary will be published in Thinking & Reasoning soon, but we have included a preprint here for those interested.

01

Jul
2016

In Lab News

By Sunny

Congrats to Professor Mascarenhas!

On 01, Jul 2016 | In Lab News | By Sunny

Congratulations to Salvador Mascarenhas, who will be joining the faculty of Ecole Normale Superieure as an Assistant Professor this fall!

12

May
2016

In Lab News

By Sunny

Vittorio Girotto (1957-2016)

On 12, May 2016 | In Lab News | By Sunny

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Vittorio Girotto passed away on Saturday, April 23rd, 2016. He was a close collaborator with many members of the lab, and he will be missed.

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30

Mar
2016

In Lab News

By Sunny

New Cognition paper on how children understand probabilities

On 30, Mar 2016 | In Lab News | By Sunny

Vittorio Girotto, along with his colleagues Laura Fontanari, Michel Gonzalez, Giorgio Vallortigara, and Agnès Blaye, have a new paper in Cognition that shows that children below the age of 5 have difficulty forming probabilistic expectations. You can download the paper here.

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