Neil Bramley

Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology

  • Psychology Department
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
  • College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Contact details

Address

Street

Room S2, Psychology Building

City
7 George Square, Edinburgh
Post code
EH8 9JZ

Availability

  • My office hours are 13:00 - 15:00 on Mondays. Please email to arrange meetings outside those times.

Background

The central goal of my research is to better understand the algorithms, processes and representations that underpin human intelligence. I generally approach this problem by developing computational theories of human learning representation and control.  I design challenging and interactive tasks that distill elements of the challenges faced by natural cognition (see Demos) and have people and my models attempt to solve them. By comparing the behaviour of models to that of people, we can gain insight into the mechanisms that people use to to solve problems and adapt their behaviour. As well as helping to understand human intelligence, insights from my research inform the development of artificial systems capable of learning and behaving in more flexible and human-like ways.

CV

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Qualifications

2019 - Postdoc, Computational Cognitive Science, NYU

2017 - PhD, Experimental Psychology, UCL

2013 - MRes, Computer Science, UCL

2011 - MSc, Cognitive & Decision Sciences, UCL

2009 - MA (Hons), Philosophy, University of Glasgow

Undergraduate teaching

I teach the language section of Psychology 2B and a Y4 tutorial group (Mondays 11am, Jan 14th - Feb 11th)

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?

Yes

Areas of interest for supervision

I am keen to supervise MSc and PhD students interested in cognitive science related topics

Research summary

Causal cognition, active learning, hypothesis generation, control, judgment and decision making, resource rationality, game theory, optimal teaching, iterated learning, rational analysis, philosophy of mind, philosophy of science (see Research)