CogSci 2022

The 44th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society was a fully hybrid meeting where the in-person component was held in Toronto, Canada at the Metro Toronto Conference Centre on Wednesday July 27th – Saturday July 30th, 2022 (Wednesday, July 27th is the Tutorials and Workshops Day).

The conference highlighted research on the theme Cognitive Diversity in addition to the full breadth and diversity of research topics offered by the society’s membership. The meeting adhered to the traditional meeting structure of previous conferences with keynotes, award talks and invited panel presentations, including the Elman and Rumelhart Symposia, Glushko Award talks, and the Rumelhart Keynote by Michael Tomasello.  In addition to the keynotes and award sessions, the meeting had individual talk presentations, contributed symposia sessions as well as poster presentations, and virtual flash talks.  Talks are available for up to two years post conference for registered delegates.  Delegates and presenters participated in a LIVE Hybrid Q&A following all presentations to encourage discussion and future collaborations.



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2022 Conference Awards

Rumelhart Prize

The recipient of the twenty third David E. Rumelhart Prize is Nick Chater. Please click here for more information

Glushko Prize

Kelsey Allen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Learning to act with objects, relations and physics

Carolyn Baer, University of British Columbia
Developing a sense of certainty

Judy Sein Kim, Johns Hopkins University
’Visual’ knowledge in the absence of visual experience

Sebastian Musslick, Princeton University
On the rational bounds of cognitive control

Tim Sainburg, University of California San Diego
Temporal organization in vocal communication: sequential structure, perceptual integration, and neural foundations

Elman Prize

Franck Ramus, Paris Sciences et Lettres University

Marr Prize

Kerem Oktar, Princeton University
Mechanisms of Belief Persistence in the Face of Societal Disagreement



Eric Martinez, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
So much for plain language: An analysis of the accessibility of United States federal laws (1951-2009)


Federico Adolfi, Ernst-Strüngmann Institute for Neuroscience in Cooperation with Max-Planck Society
Computational Complexity of Segmentation


Daniel Sabinasz, Institut für Neuroinformatik
A Neural Dynamic Model Perceptually Grounds Nested Noun Phrases


Anjie Cao, Stanford University
Habituation reflects optimal exploration over noisy perceptual samples


Neil Rathi, Palo Alto High School
Explaining patterns of fusion in morphological paradigms using the memory–surprisal tradeoff


Can Avcı, Koç University
Gesture and Speech Disfluency in Narrative Context: Disfluency Rates in Spontaneous, Restricted, and Encouraged Gesture Conditions

Lauren Girouard-Hallam, University of Louisville
Children’s Judgments About Asking for Past, Present, and Future Information from Google and a Person

Yeqiu Zheng, University College London
The value of host-country language: The effect of Dutch language proficiency on immigrants’ income, savings and financial wealth in the Netherlands

Aditi Jublie, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Attentional Bias for Self-Face: Investigation using Drift Diffusion Modelling

Hasan Qarehdaghi, Shahid Beheshti University
An EZ-circular diffusion model of continuous decision processes

Mark Abdelshiheed, North Carolina State University
The Power of Nudging: Exploring Three Interventions for Metacognitive Skills Instruction Across Intelligent Tutoring Systems

Maureen Gill, Yale University
What is a consumer product for? How teleology guides judgments of product liability

Verónica D’Angelo, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba
Defending Diversity: Providing Examples from Different Domains Enhances Application of System Principles Beyond the Domains Covered by the Examples

Joseph Outa, Stanford University
Stop, children what’s that sound? Multi-modal inference through mental simulation

Shadab Tabatabaeian, University of California Merced
Mathematical insights as novel connections: Evidence from expert mathematicians

Diversity & Social Inequality Award

George Kachergis, Stanford University
Estimating demographic bias on tests of children’s early vocabulary

Disciplinary Diversity & Integration Award in Cognitive Science


No privileged link between intentionality and causation: Generalizable effects of agency in language
Sehrang Joo,
Yale University

Immature vocalizations simplify the speech of Tseltal Mayan and US caregivers
Steven Elmlinger, Cornell University

Computational Complexity of Segmentation
Federico Adolfi, Ernst-Strüngmann Institute for Neuroscience in Cooperation with Max-Planck Society


Competing perspectives on building ethical AI: psychological, philosophical, and computational approaches
Organizer: Dr. Sydney Levine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Student Travel GRANTS

Kerem Oktar, Princeton University

Federico Adolfi, Ernst-Strüngmann Institute for Neuroscience in Cooperation with Max-Planck Society

Anjie Cao, Stanford University

Maureen Gill, Yale University

Daniel Sabinasz, Institut für Neuroinformatik

Catherine Wong, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Arthur Le Pargneux, University of Warwick

Kevin O’Neill, Duke University

Isabelle Boni, University of California Berkeley

Megan Waller, Carnegie Mellon University

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Platinum Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors


The Cognitive Science Society is pleased to announce the establishment of the CogSci Grove which aims to mobilise cognitive scientists to offset carbon emissions associated with their professional activities.