Selected Publications

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Articles & Proceeding Papers

Tecwyn, E.C., Denison, S., Messer, E.J.E., & Buchsbaum, D. (in press). Intuitive probabilistic inference in capuchin monkeys. Animal Cognition.

Yeung, H.H., Denison, S., & Johnson, S.P. (in press). Infants' looking to surprising events: When eye tracking reveals more than looking time. PLoS ONE.

Pesowski, M., Denison, S., & Friedman, O. (2016). Young Children infer preferences from a single action, but not if it is constrained. Cognition.

Gualtieri, S. & Denison, S. (2016). The development of heuristics in children: Base-rate neglect and representativeness. In Papafragou, A., Grodner, D., Mirman, D., & Trueswell, J.C. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. (pp. 2117-2122).

Doan, T., Denison, S., Lucas, C., & Gopnik, A. (2015). Learning to reason about desires: An infant training study. In D.C. Noelle, R. Dale, A.S. Warlaumont, J. Yoshimi, T. Matlock, C.D. Jennings, & P.P. Maglio (Eds.), Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society (pp. 578-583).

Bonawitz, E., Denison, S., Griffiths, T.L., & GopnikA. (2014). Probabilistic models, learning algorithms, response variability: sampling in cognitive development. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 18(10), 497-500.

Bonawitz, E., Denison, S., Gopnik, A., & Griffiths, T.L. (2014). Win-Stay, Lose-Sample: A simple sequential algorithm for approximating Bayesian inference. Cognitive Psychology, 74, 35-65.

Denison, S., Trikutam, P., & Xu, F. (2014). Probability versus representativeness in infancy: Can infants use naïve physics to adjust population base rates in probabilistic inference? Developmental Psychology.

Denison, S., & Xu, F. (2014). The origins of probabilistic inference in human infants. Cognition, 130(3), 335-347.

Denison, S., Bonawitz, E.B., Gopnik, A., & Griffiths, T.L. (2013). Rational variability in children’s causal inferences: The  sampling hypothesis. Cognition, 126(2), 285-300.

Denison, S., Reed, C., & Xu, F. (2013). The emergence of probabilistic reasoning in very young infants: Evidence from 4.5- and 6-month-olds. Developmental Psychology, 49(2), 243-249.

Bonawitz, E.B., Denison, S., Chen, A., Gopnik, A., & Griffiths,T.L (2011). A simple sequential algorithm for approximating Bayesian inference. In L. Carlson, C. Holscher, & T.F. Shipley (Eds.) Proceedings of the 33rd annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 885-890).

Denison, S., Reed, C., & Xu, F. (2011). The emergence of probabilistic reasoning in very young infants. In L. Carlson, C. Holscher, & T.F. Shipley (Eds.) Proceedings of the 33rd annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp.1287-1295).

Denison, S., Bonawitz, E.B., Gopnik, A., & Griffiths, T.L (2010). Preschoolers sample from probability distributions. In R. Camtrabone & S. Ohlsson (Eds.) Proceedings of the 32nd annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2272-2277).

Denison, S., & Xu, F. (2010). Integrating physical constraints and statistical inference by 11-month-old infants. Cognitive Science, 34(5), 885-908.

Denison, S., & Xu, F. (2010). Twelve- to fourteen-month-old infants can predict single-event probability with large set sizes. Developmental Science, 13(5), 798-803.

Xu, F., & Denison, S. (2009). Statistical inference and sensitivity to sampling in 11-month-olds. Cognition, 112(1), 97-104. 

Book Chapters

Bonawitz, E.B., Gopnik, A., Denison, S., & Griffiths, T.L. (2012). Rational randomness: The role of sampling in an algorithmic account of preschooler’s causal learning. In J. B. Benson (Serial Ed.) & F. Xu & T. Kushnir (Vol. Eds.), Advances in child development and behavior: Rational constructivism in cognitive development. Waltham, MA: AcademicPress. (pp. 161–192).

Denison, S., & Xu, F. (2012). Probabilistic Inference in Human Infants. In J. B.Benson (Serial Ed.) & F. Xu & T. Kushnir (Vol. Eds.), Advances in child development and behavior: Rational constructivism in cognitive development. Waltham, MA: AcademicPress. (pp. 27–58).