Shravan Vasishth

University of Potsdam

144Publications

23H-index

2,749Citations

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#1Shravan Vasishth (University of Potsdam)H-Index: 23

#2Bruno Nicenboim (University of Potsdam)H-Index: 8

Last.Frank Burchert (University of Potsdam)H-Index: 10

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Sentence comprehension requires that the comprehender work out who did what to whom. This process has been characterized as retrieval from memory. This review summarizes the quantitative predictions and empirical coverage of the two existing computational models of retrieval and shows how the predictive performance of these two competing models can be tested against a benchmark data-set. We also show how computational modeling can help us better understand sources of variability in both unimpair...

#1Daniel J. SchadH-Index: 15

#2Michael BetancourtH-Index: 12

Last.Shravan VasishthH-Index: 23

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Experiments in research on memory, language, and in other areas of cognitive science are increasingly being analyzed using Bayesian methods. This has been facilitated by the development of probabilistic programming languages such as Stan, and easily accessible front-end packages such as brms. However, the utility of Bayesian methods ultimately depends on the relevance of the Bayesian model, in particular whether or not it accurately captures the structure of the data and the data analyst's domai...

Corrigendum to “The statistical significance filter leads to overoptimistic expectations of replicability” [J. Mem. Lang. 103 (2018) 151–175]

#1Shravan VasishthH-Index: 23

#2Daniela MertzenH-Index: 1

Last.Andrew GelmanH-Index: 79

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#1Daniel J. SchadH-Index: 15

#2Shravan VasishthH-Index: 23

#1Daniel J. SchadH-Index: 15

#2Shravan VasishthH-Index: 23

#1Umesh PatilH-Index: 7

#2Shravan VasishthH-Index: 23

Last.Richard L. LewisH-Index: 31

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It has been proposed that in online sentence comprehension the dependency between a reflexive pronoun such as himself/herself and its antecedent is resolved using exclusively syntactic constraints. Under this strictly syntactic search account, Principle A of the binding theory which requires that the antecedent c-command the reflexive within the same clause that the reflexive occurs in constrains the parser's search for an antecedent. The parser thus ignores candidate antecedents that might matc...

#1Shravan Vasishth (University of Potsdam)H-Index: 23

#2Daniela Mertzen (University of Potsdam)H-Index: 1

Last.Andrew Gelman (Columbia University)H-Index: 79

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Abstract It is well-known in statistics (e.g., Gelman & Carlin, 2014) that treating a result as publishable just because the p-value is less than 0.05 leads to overoptimistic expectations of replicability. These effects get published, leading to an overconfident belief in replicability. We demonstrate the adverse consequences of this statistical significance filter by conducting seven direct replication attempts (268 participants in total) of a recent paper (Levy & Keller, 2013). We show that th...

#1Shravan Vasishth (University of Potsdam)H-Index: 23

#2Bruno Nicenboim (University of Potsdam)H-Index: 8

Last.Eun Jong Kong (Korea Aerospace University)H-Index: 8

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Abstract This tutorial analyzes voice onset time (VOT) data from Dongbei (Northeastern) Mandarin Chinese and North American English to demonstrate how Bayesian linear mixed models can be fit using the programming language Stan via the R package brms . Through this case study, we demonstrate some of the advantages of the Bayesian framework: researchers can (i) flexibly define the underlying process that they believe to have generated the data; (ii) obtain direct information regarding the uncertai...

#1Bruno NicenboimH-Index: 8

#2Shravan VasishthH-Index: 23

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