Research Interests

Science informatics, health informatics, ecological informatics, artificial intelligence, scientific discovery, transfer learning, inductive process modeling, anomaly-driven theory revision, social cognition, explanation, abductive inference

Current Projects

Unifying Inference through Attention

Past Projects

Unified Theories of Language and Cognition

Computational Induction of Scientific Process Models
(Project Software)

Recent Publications

Bridewell, W., Bello, P. (2016). Inattentional blindness in a coupled perceptual–cognitive system. Proceedings of the Thirty-Seventh Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.
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Bello, P., Bridewell, W., Wasylyshyn, C. (2016). Attentive and pre-attentive processes in multiple object tracking: a computational investigation. Proceedings of the Thirty-Seventh Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.
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Bridewell, W., Bello, P. (2015). Incremental object perception in an attention-driven cognitive architecture. Proceedings of the Thirty-Seventh Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 279–284.
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Bridewell, W., & Bello, P. (2014). Reasoning about belief revision to change minds: a challenge for cognitive systems. Advances in Cognitive Systems, 3, 107–122.
http://www.cogsys.org/pdf/paper-9-3-35.pdf

Isaac, A.M.C., & Bridewell, W. (2014). Mindreading deception in dialog. Cognitive Systems Research, 28, 12–19.
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Todorovski, L.Bridewell, W., Langley, P. (2012). Discovering constraints for inductive process modeling. Proceedings of the Twenty Sixth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 256–262.
http://www.aaai.org/ocs/index.php/AAAI/AAAI12/paper/view/4952

Quote of the Moment

Saying yes to life, even in its strangest and harshest problems; the will to life rejoicing in its own inexhaustibility through the sacrifice of its highest types — that is what I called Dionysian, that is what I understand as the bridge to the psychology of the tragic poet. Not in order to escape fear and pity, not in order to cleanse yourself of dangerous affect by violent discharge — as Aristotle mistakenly thought —: but instead, over and above all fear and pity, in order for you to be the eternal joy in becoming, — the joy that includes even the eternal joy in negating.

– Friedrich Nietzsche