Computational Modeling of Cognition and Behavior
Computational Modeling in Cognition: Principles and Practice
Illustrations, useful tools, and background reading
A web-based animation of the “simulated annealing” algorithm mentioned in Chapter 3 has been kindly provided by Dr. Rob Goldstone. You can explore annealing via the Ball Dropper problem or the Path Finder algorithm. Both are highly visual and illustrate the concepts discussed in Chapter 3.
The book assumes that readers have at least a passing familiarity with MATLAB or are able to acquire that familiarity from other sources. Numerous sources exist, and we recommend The Matlab 5 Handbook orMATLAB for Behavioral Scientists. Let us know if you can recommend other sources that should be included in this list.
Summary table of models in the field
The book concludes with a table that summarizes current models in the field. This table is available here and is constantly being updated as new models become available and as the field evolves.
Notwithstanding multiple passes through the book and careful proof-reading, the occurrence of glitches in 400 pages of text is nearly unavoidable. Those will be corrected during future print runs (or editions), and until then this document will be continually updated as typographical errors are being uncovered. Contact the authors to alert us to further glitches.