Publications/Presentations

In Preparation

Hemmer, P., McMahn, B., & Persaud, K. (in preparation). The language of color: Learning communicative goals in discourse through color labeling.

Persaud, K., Hemmer, P., Venaglia, R.*, & DeAngelis, J.* (in preparation). Global versus Local: Functional Components of Scene Context Effects in Recall.

Under Review

Hemmer. P., Criss, A.H. & Ahluwalia, D.* (in review). Distinctiveness Effects across Memory Tasks.

Persaud, K., Hemmer, P., Kidd, C., & Piantadosi, S. (in review). Evaluating the Influence of Environmental Expectations on Episodic Memory across Cultures.

In Revision

Robbins, T. & Hemmer, P. ( in revision). Optimal Predictions in Illness Cognition (PDF). 

Wang, L., Hemmer, P. & Leslie, A. (in revision). Is belief-desire reasoning fundamentally rational? Comparing two Bayesian models of Theory of Mind development.

Hemmer, P., Miller, B., & Steyvers, M. (in revision). Assessing script knowledge and memory for video events.

Persaud, K. & Hemmer, P. (in revision). An investigation bridging episodic memory to linguistic use and categorical perception for color. 

Persaud K., Hemmer, P., Venaglia, R.* & DeAngelis, J.* (in revision). Global versus local: Functional components of scene context effects in recall. 

Robbins, T., Hemmer, P., Tang, Y.* (in revision). Bayesian updating: A framework with implications for health decision making.

Book Chapters

Steyvers, M. & Hemmer, P. (2012). Reconstruction from memory in naturalistic environments. In Brian H. Ross (Ed), The Psychology of Learning and Motivation, (126-144). Elsevier Publishing (Link to chapter here)

Journal Articles

Trueblood, J. S. & Hemmer, P. (in press). A comparison of quantum models for the episodic overdistribution effect in conjoint recognition.

Persaud, K. &Hemmer, P. (2016). The Dynamics of Fidelity over the Time Course of Long-Term Memory. (Link to paper here.)

Hemmer, P., Tauber, S. & Steyvers, M. (2015). Moving beyond qualitative evaluations of Bayesian models of cognition. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, DOI 10.3758/s13423-014-0725-z (Contact authors) (PDF)

Hemmer, P. & Persaud, K. (2014). Interactions between categorical knowledge and episodic memory across domains. Frontiers in Psychology 5:584. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00584. (PDF)

Hemmer, P. & Criss, A.H. (2013). The shape of things to come: Evaluating word frequency as a continuous variable in recognition memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 39, 6, 1947–1952. (PDF)

Hemmer, P. & Steyvers, M. (2009). A Bayesian Account of Reconstructive Memory. Topics in Cognitive Science, 1, 189-202. (PDF)

Hemmer, P. & Steyvers, M. (2009). Integrating episodic memories and prior knowledge at multiple levels of abstraction. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 16, 80-87 . (PDF)

Brown, S.D., Steyvers, M., & Hemmer, P. (2007) Modeling Experimentally induced Strategy Shifts. Psychological Science, 18, 40-45. (PDF)

 

Papers in refereed conference proceedings

Hemmer, P., Persaud, K., McGovern, C., & Piantidosi, S. (2015). Shifting priors: Evaluating the crosscultural influence of color expectations on episodic memory. In Noelle, D. C., Dale, R., Warlaumont, A. S., Yoshimi, J., Matlock, T., Jennings, C. D., & Maglio, P. P. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Macias, C.*, Yung, A.*, Hemmer, P. & Kidd, C. (2015). Memory strategically encodes externally unavailable information. In Noelle, D. C., Dale, R., Warlaumont, A. S., Yoshimi, J., Matlock, T., Jennings, C. D., & Maglio, P. P. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Persaud, K. & Hemmer P. (2014). The influence of knowledge and expectations for color on episodic memory. Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Quebec City, Canada. (PDF)

Hemmer, P., Persaud, K., Venaglia, R.*, & DeAngelis, J.* (2014). What’s your source: Evaluating the effects of context in episodic memory for objects in natural scenes. Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Quebec City, Canada. 

Robbins, T., Hemmer, P., & Tang, Y.* (2014). Bayesian updating: A Framework for understanding medical decision making. Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Quebec City, Canada: Cognitive Science Society. (PDF)

Hemmer, P., Steyvers, M. & Miller, B. (2010). The wisdom of crowds with informative priors. In S. Ohlsson & R. Catrambone (Eds.), Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.  (PDF)

Steyvers, M., Lee, M.D., Miller, B., & Hemmer, P. (2009). The wisdom of crowds in the recollection of order information. In J. Lafferty, C. Williams (Eds.) Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems, 23. MIT Press.(PDF)

Miller, B., Hemmer, P. Steyvers, M. & Lee, M.D. (2009) The wisdom of crowds in rank ordering tasks. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference of Cognitive Modeling. (PDF)

Hemmer, P. & Steyvers, M. (2009). Integrating episodic and semantic information in memory for natural scenes. In N.A. Taatgen & H. van Rijn(Eds.), Proceedings of the 31th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1557-1562). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. (PDF)

Hemmer, P. & Steyvers, M. (2008). A Bayesian account of reconstructive memory. In V. Sloutsky, B. Love, and K. McRae (Eds.) Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. Prize for computational modeling of high level cognition (PDF)

Published Abstracts

Aue, W., Hemmer, P. & Criss, A. (2013). A Bayesian Analysis of Bias in Single Item Recognition for Continuous Word frequency [Abstract]. In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, & I. Wachsmuth (Eds.) Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (p. 3873). Austin TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Hemmer, P., Shi, J. & Steyvers, M. (2010). The influence of Real World Knowledge on Recall for Height [Abstract]. In S. Ohlsson & R. Catrambone (Eds.), Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (p. 2402). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Presentations

Robbins, T., & Hemmer, P. (2017). Explicit Predictions for Illness Statistics. In Gunzelmann, G.,Howes, A., Tenbrink, T., & Davelaar, E. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. London, UK: Cognitive Science Society.

Robbins, T. & Hemmer, P. (2017, May). People Hold Explicit Beliefs about Distributional Forms of Illness Durations. Poster given at Annual Meeting of Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.

Persaud, K., McMann, B.,& Pei, K. (2017). Shifting priors: Evaluating the crosscultural influence of color expectations on episodic memory. In Gunzelmann, G., Howes, A., Tenbrink, T., & Davelaar, E. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. London, UK: Cognitive Science Society.

Ahluwalia, D., Persaud, K., & Hemmer, P. (2017). The influence of pop-culture on misattribution of memory. In Gunzelmann, G., Howes, A., Tenbrink, T., & Davelaar, E. (Eds.),Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. London, UK:Cognitive Science Society.

Ahluwalia, D., Persaud, K., & Hemmer, P. (2017, May). Pop-culture exerts a strong influence on misattribution of memory. Poster given at Annual Meeting of Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.

Ahluwalia, D., Persaud, K., & Hemmer, P. (2017). The influence of pop-culture on misattribution of memory. Poster given at the Rutgers University Honors Thesis Poster Presentation Rutgers University, New Brunswick.

Hemmer. P. & Robbins.T. (2016, November). Optimal Predictions in Illness Cognition. Talk presented at the 57th annual conference of the Psychonomic Society. Boston MA

Persaud, K. & Hemmer, P. (2016, November). Time Course of Fidelity and Contributing Factors to Long Term Memory. Talk presented at the 57th annual conference of the Psychonomic Society. Boston MA

Persaud, K. & Hemmer, P. (2016). The Dynamics of fidelity over the time course of long-term memory. Cognitive Psychology, 88, 1-21.

Persaud, K., Hemmer, P., & Ahluwalia, D*. (2016, August). Does Prior Knowledge Influence the Fragility of Associations in Memory? Poster given at Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology, New Brunswick, NJ.

Robbins, T. & Hemmer, P. (2016, August). Optimal Predictions in Illness Cognition. Poster presented at the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Philadelphia,Pennsylvania USA.

Persaud, K. & Hemmer, P. (2016, August). Time Course of Fidelity and Contributing Factors to Long-Term Memory. Poster presented at the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA.

Hemmer, P. & Persaud, K. (2016, August). Does Prior Knowledge Influence the Fragility of Associations in Memory? Talk given at Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology, New Brunswick, NJ.

Robbins, T., Hemmer, P., Leyble, K., & Spencer, C. *. (2016, August). Optimal Predictions in Illness Cognition. Poster given at Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology, New Brunswick, NJ.

Wall, D. G., Hemmer, P., Chapman, G., & Pei, K*. (2016, August). Mixing Risk With Time. Talk given at Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology, New Brunswick, NJ.

Robbins, T., Hemmer P.,  Leyble, K.*, & Robbins, S.* (2015).“Assessing prior beliefs and memory for symptom and illness relationships” Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, IL. (PDF)

Hemmer, P., Persaud, K., McGovern, C., & Piantidosi, S. (2015). Shifting priors: Evaluating the cross-cultural influence of color expectations on episodic memory. Talk given at Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Pasadena, CA.

Macias, C.*, Yung, A.*, Hemmer, P. & Kidd, C. (2015). Memory Strategically Encodes Externally Unavailable Information. Poster given at Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Pasadena, CA.

Hemmer, P. & Persaud, K. (2015). Modeling the Time Course of Errors in LongTerm Episodic Memory for Color. Talk given at Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology, Newport Beach, CA.

Hemmer, P. & Persaud, K. (2015). The Time Course of Errors in Long-Term Episodic Memory for Color. Talk given at the Annual Summer Interdisciplinary Conference, Mammoth Lakes, CA.

Hemmer, P. & Persaud, K. (2015). Episodic Memory across Cultures: From Students in the US to the Tsimane’ People of Bolivia. Invited rebuttal given at the Context and Episodic Memory Symposium, Philadelphia, PA.

DeAngelis J.*, Hemmer P., Persaud K. (2015). “The Effect of Prior Knowledge on Verbal Task Performance”. Poster presented at 11th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ. (PDF)

Tang, Y.*, Robbins, T., & Hemmer, P. (2015). “Role of Mobile App Reminders in Prompting Memory Strategies in Medication Adherence”. Poster presented at 11th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ. (PDF)

DeAngelis J.*, Hemmer P., Persaud K. (2015). “Creating Better Study Techniques: The Effect of Context and Word Lists on Memory”. Poster Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia PA. (PDF)

Hemmer P., Robbins, T., Persaud, K., & Tang, Y.* (2014). “The influence of belief states on memory and prediction” Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Long Beach, CA. (PDF)

Trueblood, J. & Hemmer, P. (2014). Quantum refrigerators: A quantum model of conjoint recognition in natural scenes. Talk given at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology, Quebec City, Canada.

Persaud, K. & Hemmer, P. (2014). Color Preferences and Sampling Behavior in Recall for Color. Poster given at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology, Quebec City, Canada.

Persaud, K. & Hemmer, P. (2014). The Influence of Knowledge and Expectations for Color on Episodic Memory. Talk given at Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Quebec City, Canada.

Robbins, T., Hemmer, P. & Tang, Y.* (2014). Bayesian Updating: A Framework for Understanding Medical Decision Making. Talk given at Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Quebec City, Canada.

Robbins, T. & Hemmer, P. (2014) “A Bayesian model of belief-updating”. Poster Presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology, Quebec City, Canada. (PDF)

Hemmer, P. & Persaud, K. (2014). The relative contribution of global versus local context on free recall for natural scenes. Talk given at the Context and Episodic Memory Symposium, Philadelphia, PA.

Persaud, K. & Hemmer, P. (2014). The influence of knowledge and expectations for color on episodic memory. Poster presented at the 10th Annual Context and Episodic Memory Symposium, Philadelphia, PA.

Hemmer P., Persaud K., DeAngelis, J.*, & Venaglia, R.* (2014). What’s Your Source: Evaluating the Effects of Context in Episodic Memory for Objects in Natural Scenes. Poster presented at Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Quebec City, Canada.

DeAngelis J.*, Hemmer P., Persaud K., & Venaglia, R.* (2014). The Effect of Random Context on Memory. Poster presented at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, University of Kentucky, Lexington KY.

Sumner, M.*, Robbins, T., & Hemmer, P. (2014) “The influence of internal and external evidence on health beliefs. Poster presented at the Annual Aresty Summer Research Symposium, Rutgers University, New Brunswick. (PDF)

Jalundhwala, K.*, Persaud, K., & Hemmer, P. (2014). The influence of prior knowledge on episodic memory for colors. 10th Annual Aresty Undergraduate Research Symposium, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. 

Krychiw, J.*, Persaud, K., & Hemmer, P. (2014). Recognition memory for objects in natural scenes. 10th Annual Aresty Undergraduate Research Symposium, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

DeAngelis J.*, Hemmer P., Persaud K., & Venaglia, R. (2014). “The Effect of Random Context on Memory”. Poster presented at the Annual Aresty Summer Research Symposium, Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ. (PDF)

Hemmer P., Persaud K., Steyvers, M., DeAngelis, J.*, & Venaglia, R.* (2013, November). “Context effects in episodic memory for natural scenes”. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Toronto, Canada.(PDF)

Wang, L., Hemmer, P. & Leslie, A. M. (2013). Two Bayesian models of the development of belief-desire reasoning. Talk given at the Biannual Meeting of the Cognitive Development Society.

Venaglia, R.*, Hemmer P., Persaud K., & DeAngelis, J.* (2013). The Effect of Context on Recall of Objects in a Natural Scene. Talk given at the Perceptual Science REU Symposium, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Hemmer, P. & Criss, A.H. (2013). Modeling a non-monotonic relationship in single item recognition for continuous word frequency. Talk given at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology, Potsdam, Germany.

Aue, W. R., Hemmer, P. & Criss, A. H. (2013). A Bayesian Analysis of Bias in Single Item Recognition for Continuous Word frequency. Poster presented at Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Berlin, Germany.

Hemmer, P. & Criss, A.H. (2013). Evaluating Word Frequency as a Continuous Variable in Recognition Memory. Talk given at the Annual Summer Interdisciplinary Conference, Cortina d’Amprezzo, Italy.

DeAngelis,* J., Hemmer P., Persaud K., & Venaglia, R.* (2013, July). The Effect of Random Context on Memory. Poster presented at the Annual Aresty Summer Research Symposium, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Hemmer, P., Aue, W. R. & Criss, A. H. (2013). The Relationship between Multiple Memory Tasks. Talk given at the Context and Episodic Memory Symposium, Philadelphia.

Persaud K., Hemmer P., & Reyes, J.* (2013). The influence of knowledge and expectations for colors on episodic memory. Poster presented at the 7th Annual Perceptual Science Forum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Hemmer, P. & Criss, A.H. (2012). The effect of continuous word frequency, context variability and OLD across memory tasks. Poster presented at the Psychonomic Society meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Hemmer, P. & Criss, A.H. (201). The effect of continuous word frequency, context variability and OLD across memory tasks. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology, Columbus, OH

Hemmer, P., Criss, A.H., Wyble, B. (2012). Assessing a neural basis for differentiation accounts of recognition memory. Poster presented at the Context and Episodic Memory Symposium, Bloomington, IN. 2011

Hemmer, P., Criss, A.H., & Wyble, B. (2011). Assessing a neural basis for differentiation accounts of recognition memory. Poster presented at the Psychonomic Society meeting. Seattle, WA.

Hemmer, P. & Steyvers, M. (2011). Estimating Individual Differences in a Rational Model of Memory. Talk given at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology, Boston

Steyvers, M. & Hemmer, P. (presenter). (2010). The wisdom of crowds with informative priors. Abstract given at the Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, St. Louis.

Hemmer, P., Steyvers, M. & Miller, B. (2010). The Wisdom of Crowds with Informative Priors. Poster presented at Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Portland, OR.

Hemmer, P. & Steyvers, M. (2010). Estimating Individual Differences in a Rational Model of Memory. Talk given at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology, Portland, OR.

Hemmer, P. & Steyvers, M. (2010). Estimating Individual Differences in a Rational Model of Memory. Talk given at the Annual Summer Interdisciplinary Conference, Bend, OR.

Hemmer, P. & Steyvers, M. (2010). The Influence of Prior Knowledge on Recall for Height. Poster given at the Context and Episodic Memory Symposium, Philadelphia, PA.

Invited Talks

Rutgers University, Newark, Cognitive Science at Newark (sponsored by Chancellor Seed Grant Program and RUBIC)

University of Copenhagen, Center for Visual Cognition Colloquium

New York University, NYU ConCats Series

Rochester University, Brain & Cognitive Science Colloquium

Rutgers University, What is Cognitive Science Talk Series

Syracuse University, Colloquium

Rutgers University, Colloquium

 University of London, Birkbeck. Cognitive Science Seminar Series

*indicates an undergraduate working in the lab

indicates graduate students working in the lab