Department of Psychology

Department of

Psychology

Department of

Psychology

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Douglas Mewhort

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Professor

B.A., (Hons.) University of Toronto, 1964
M.A., University of Waterloo, 1965
Ph.D., University of Waterloo, 1968

Editor Emeritus of the Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology

T: 613.533.2883
E: mewhortd@queensu.ca

304 Humphrey Hall
Psychology Department
Queen's University
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6

Research Interests

My research concerns human performance and how to model it. Current work centres on computational models for perception and memory with emphasis on decision and choice in speeded-performance tasks.

Selected Publications

Kelly, M. A., Mewhort, D. J. K., & West, R. L.  (2014).  The Memory Tesseract: Distributed MINERVA and the unification of memory.  In P. Bello, M. Gurarini, M. McShane, & B. Scassellayi (Eds.), Proceedings of the 38th annual Cognitive Science Conference (pp.  2483-2488).  Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Johns, B., Jones, M., & Mewhort, D. J. K. (2014).  A continuous source reinstatement model of true and illusory recollection.  In P. Bello, M. Gurarini, M. McShane, & B. Scassellayi (Eds.), Proceedings of the 38th annual Cognitive Science Conference (pp. 248-253).  Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Franklin, D. R. J., & Mewhort, D. J. K. (2015).  Memory as a hologram: An analysis of learning and recall.  Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 69, 115-135.

Jamieson, R. K., Nevzorova, U., Lee, G., & Mewhort, D. J. K. (2015). Inferring Grammaticality from Redundancy: Attribute Substitution in the Artificial Grammar Task. Psychological Research.  In press.

Kelly, M. A. Blostein, D., & Mewhort, D. J. K. (2013). Encoding Structure in Holographic Reduced Representations. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 67, 79-93

Franklin, D. R. J., & Mewhort, D. J. K. (2013). Control processes in free recall. In R. West & T. Stewart (Eds.), Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Cognitive Modelling, Ottawa: Carleton University.

Kelly, M. A., Blostein, D., & Mewhort, D. J. K. (2012). Encoding Structure in Holographic Reduced Representations. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 67, 79-93.

Johns, B. T., Jones, M. N., & Mewhort, D. J. K. (2012) A synchronization account of false recognition. Cognitive Psychology, 65, 486-518.

Weisman, R., Mewhort, D. J. K., Hoeschele, M., Bloomfield, L, L., & Sturdy, C. B. (2012). New Perspectives on Absolute Pitch in Birds and Mammals. In T. R. Zentall, & E. A. Wasserman (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of comparative cognition (pp. 67-79). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Zotov, V., Jones, M. N., & Mewhort, D. J. K. (2011). Contrast and assimilation in classification and exemplar production. Attention, Perception, & Performance, 73, 621-639.

Johns, E. E., & Mewhort, D. J. K. (2011). Serial-position effects for lures in short-term recognition memory. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 18, 1126-1132.

Jamieson, R. K. & Mewhort, D. J. K. (2011). Grammaticality is inferred from global similarity: A reply to Kinder (2010). Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 64, 209-216

Mewhort, D. J. K., Cann, N. M., Slater, G. W., & Naughton, T. J (2010). High Performance Computing Systems and Applications.Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag. (LNCS 5976).

Mewhort, D. J. K., Johns, B. T., & Kelly, M. (2010). Applying the permutation test to factorial designs. Behavior Research Methods. 42, 366-372.

Jamieson, R. K., & Holmes, S., & Mewhort, D.J.K. (2010). Global similarity predicts dissociation of classification and recognition: Evidence questioning the implicit /explicit learning distinction in amnesia. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory & Cognition, 36, 1529-1535.

Jamieson, R. K., & Mewhort, D. J. K. (2010). Applying an exemplar model to the artificial-grammar task: String-completion and performance on individual items. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 63, 1014-1039.

Weisman, R., Hoeschele, M., Bloomfield, L, L., Mewhort, D. J. K., & Sturdy, C. B. (2010). Using Network Models of Absolute Pitch to Compare Frequency-Range Discriminations across Avian Species. Behavioural Processes, 84,421-427.

Jamieson, R. K., & Mewhort, D. J. K. (2009a). Applying an exemplar model to the artificial-grammar task: Inferring grammaticality from similarity. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 62,550-575.

Jamieson, R. K., & Mewhort, D. J. K. (2009b). Applying an exemplar model to the serial reaction-time task: Anticipating from experience. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 62,1757-1783

Mewhort, D. J. K., Kelly, M., & Johns, B. T. (2009). Randomization tests and the unequal-N/unequal-variance problem. Behavior Research Methods, 41, 664-667

Jones, M. N., & Mewhort, D. J. K. (2007). Representing word meaning and Order information in a composite Holographic Lexicon. Psychological Review.

Jones, M. N., Kintsch, W., & Mewhort, D. J. K. (2006). High dimensional semantic space accounts of priming. Journal of Memory & Language, 55, 534-552.