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Indiana University Bloomington

Richard Shiffrin

Dr. Richard Shiffrin

Distinguished Professor and Luther Dana Waterman Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences

 

shiffrin [at] indiana.edu | personal website

office: PY 350 | (812)855-4972

lab: Memory and Perception Lab
   PY A320 | (812)855-0626

 

Short and long term memory; attention Stages of information processing; retrieval and forgetting; mathematical computer simulation; neural network models

Educational Background

  • 1968 - Ph.D., Stanford University

Areas of Study

  • Cognitive Science

Research Topics

  • Cognition and modeling of cognition
  • Machine learning
  • Computational Statistics
  • Learning
  • Memory
  • Sensory coding
  • Information retrieval
  • Attention and automatism
  • Organization and structore of memory
  • Control processes in memory
  • Decision theory
  • Optimal decision making
  • Rationality and reasoning
  • Vision processing and visual features
  • Psychological representation, mathematical and computer models of the various content areas listed above.

 

Representative Publications

in press - Gold, J.M., Cohen, A.L., and Shiffrin, R.M. Visual noise reveals category representations. Psychological Bulletin & Review.

in press - Criss, A.H. and Shiffrin, R.M. List discrimination and representation in associative recognition. Journal of Experimental Psychology, Learning, Memory & Cognition.

2006 - Gold, J.M., Shiffrin, R.M., Elder, J., & Gallant, J. (Eds.) Finding visual features: Using stochastic stimuli to discover internal representations. Introduction to Special Issue: Journal of Vision.

2005 - Schooler, L.J., & Shiffrin, R.M. Efficiently measuring recognition performance with sparse data. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments & Computers, 37, 3 - 10.

2005 - Weidemann, C. T., Huber, D. E., & Shiffrin, R. M.. Confusion and compensation in visual perception: Effects of spatiotemporal proximity and selective attention. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 31, 322-336.

2005 - Malmberg, K. J. & Shiffrin, R. M.. The "one-shot" hypothesis for context storage. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 31, 322-336.

2004 - Criss, A. H. & Shiffrin, R. M.. Pairs do not suffer interference from other types of pairs or single items in associative recognition. Memory & Cognition, 32, 1284 - 1297.

2004 - Cousineau, D., & Shiffrin, R. M.. Termination of a visual search with large display size effects. Spatial Vision, 17, 327-352.

2004 - Criss, A. H. & Shiffrin, R. M.. Context noise and item noise jointly determine recognition memory: A comment on Dennis & Humphreys. Psychological Review, 111, 800-807.

2004 - Wagenmakers, E. J. M., Steyvers, M., Raaijmakers, J. G. W., Shiffrin, R. M., van Rijn, H., & Zeelenberg, R.. A model for evidence accumulation in the lexical decision task. Cognitive Psychology, 48, 332-367.

2004 - Sanborn, A., Malmberg, K, &Shiffrin, R. M.. High-level effects of masking on perceptual identification. Vision Research, 44, 1427-1436.

2004 - Malmberg, K. J., Zeelenberg, R., & Shiffrin, R. M.. Turning up the noise or turning down the volume? On the nature of the impairment of episodic recognition memory by Midazolam. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 30, 540-549.

2004 - Malmberg, K. J., Holden, J. E., &Shiffrin, R. M.. Modeling the effects of repetitions, similarity, and normative word frequency on old-new recognition and judgments of frequency. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 30, 319-331.

2003 - Shiffrin, R. M.. Locally rational decision-making. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 26: 175-175.

2002 - Malmberg, K. J., Steyvers, M., Stephens, J., & Shiffrin, R. M.. Feature frequency effects in recognition memory. Memory & Cognition, 30, 607-613.

2002 - Huber, D. E., Shiffrin, R. M., Quach, R., & Lyle, K. B.. Mechanisms of source confusion and discounting in short-term priming 1: Effects of prime duration and prime recognition. Memory & Cognition, 30, 745-757.

2002 - Huber, D. E., Shiffrin, R. M., Lyle, K. B., & Quach, R.. Mechanisms of source confusion and discounting in short-term priming 2: Effects of prime similarity and target duration. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 28, 1120-1136

2002 - Cousineau, D., Goodman, V. W., & Shiffrin, R. M.. Extending statistics of extremes to distributions varying in position and scale, and the implications for race models. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 46, 431-454.

2001 - Huber, D. E., Shiffrin, R. M., Lyle, K. B., & Ruys, K. I.. Perception and preference in short-term word priming. Psychological Review, 108, 149-182

2001 - Schooler, L., Shiffrin, R. M., & Raaijmakers, J. G. W. A model for implicit effects in perceptual identification. Psychological Review, 108, 257-272.

2001 - Diller, D. E., Nobel, P.A., & Shiffrin, R. M.. An ARC-REM model for accuracy and response time in recognition and recall. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 27, 414-435.

2001 - Nobel, P.A., & Shiffrin, R. M.. Retrieval processes in recognition and cued recall. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 27, 384-413.

1997 - Shiffrin, R. M., & Steyvers, M.. A model for recognition memory: REM: Retrieving effectively from memory. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 4(2), 145-166.

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