Following up on How to best support field-specific Stan communities on Discourse thread, I’ve started to add the tag cognitive-science to posts that seemed related to cognitive science (with the help of @martinmodrak). As today, Sept 9, I there are 54 threads.
A few words about me: My background is in psycholinguistics, but I’ve also worked with decision making models (drift diffusion, linear ballistic accumulator) and I’m now working as Assistant Professor in the department of Cognitive Science and AI in Tilburg. I’m very interested in knowing what other Stan users related to cognitive science are doing, what problems they are facing, and even better what solutions they are finding; and I guess I’m not the only one. There are a lot of commonalities between the models used in these disciplines where the data are generally coming from human (or non-human) subjects doing trials, and everything can be hierarchical (clustered by participants, items, words, etc).
I don’t think that there is a 100% consensus of what really is inside and outside of cognitive science. For this tag, I’m interpreting cognitive science in the broadest sense, so that it includes psychology, linguistics, neuroscience, anthropology, AI, etc. So far I tagged posts that I found searching for linguistics, psychology, the drift diffusion model, linear ballistic accumulator, reinforcement learning, reaction times, reading times, etc. But if I’m missing important posts (or keywords), let me know.
All this is to say that if you’re a “cognitive scientist” and you add a question to the forums, it would be great if you could tag it as
cognitive-science, the tag doesn’t appear until you start typing.