Publications of Robert M. French

In press

  • French, R. M., Thévenin, M., Hamel, M., & Montbarbon, E (In Press). A Histogram-Difference Method (HDM) for Neutron/Gamma Discrimination Using Liquid and Plastic Scintillators. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science (in press). More ›
  • French, R. M. (In Press). Reflections on Connectionist Modeling. In Farrell, S. and Lewandowsky, S (Eds.), Computational Modeling of Cognition and Behavior (pp. ). : Cambridge University Press. More ›

2017

  • Addyman, C., Rocha, S., Fautrelle, L., French, R. M., Thomas, E., and Mareschal, D. (2017). Embodiment and the origin of interval timing: Kinematic and electromyographic data. Experimental Brain Research; doi:10.1007/s00221-016-4842-y, 3(235), 923-930. More ›
  • French, R. M., Glady, Y., & Thibaut, J.-P. (2017). An evaluation of scanpath-comparison and machine-learning classification algorithms used to study the dynamics of analogy making. Behavior Research Methods, doi:10.3758/s13428-016-0788-z. More ›
  • Mareschal, D., & French, R. M. (2017). A connectionist autoencoder using graded chunks to model infant visual statistical learning. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. More ›
  • Robert M. French (2017). ASIC 2017 talk on TRACX and TRACX2. ASIC 2017. More ›

2016

  • Addyman, C., French, R. M., & Thomas, E. (2016). Computational models of interval timing. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences. More ›
  • Glady, Y., French, R. M., & Thibaut, J. P. (2016). Comparing competing views of analogy making using eye-tracking technology. In Proceedings of the Thirty-eighth Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1349-1354). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Societ. More ›
  • Thibaut, J.-P., & French, R. M. (2016). Analogical reasoning, control and executive functions: A developmental investigation with eye-tracking. Cognitive Development. More ›
  • Thomas, E., & French, R. M. (2016). Grandmother cells: Much ado about nothing. Language, Cognition & Neuroscience, 3(32), 342-349. More ›
  • Tummeltshammer, K.S., Amso, D., French, R. M., & Kirkham, N.Z (2016). Across space and time: Infants learn from backward and forward visual statistics. Developmental Science, doi:10.1111/desc.12474. More ›
  • White, O., & French, R. M. (2016). Pupil diameter may reflect motor control and learning. Journal of Motor Behavior, DOI: 10.1080/00222895.2016.1161593. More ›

2015

  • Fautrelle, L., Mareschal, D., French, R. M., Addyman, C., and Thomas, E. (2015). Motor activity improves temporal expectancy. PLoS One. 2015 Mar 25;10(3):e0119187. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0119187. (2015). Motor activity improves temporal expectancy. PLoS One. More ›
  • French, R. M, & Thomas, E. (2015). Interactive effects of explicit emergent structure: A major challenge for cognitive computational modeling. Topics in Cognitive Science. More ›
  • French, R. M., Lukowski-Duplessy, H., Rieth, C., & Cottrell, G. W. (2015). Turn, turn, turn: Perceiving global and local, clockwise and counterclockwise rotations. In R. Dale et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of the Thirty-seventh Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 740-745). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. More ›

2014

  • French, R. M., Addyman, C., Mareschal, D., & Thomas, E. (2014). Unifying prospective and retrospective interval-time estimation: A fading-Gaussian activation-based model of interval-timing. Paper presented at International Conference on Timing and Time Perception 2014, Corfu, Grèce. More ›
  • French, R.M., Addyman, C., Mareschal, D., & Thomas, E. (2014). GAMIT – A Fading-Gaussian Activation Model of Interval-Timing: Unifying Prospective and Retrospective Time Estimation. Timing and Time Perception Reviews, 1, 2. More ›

2013

  • Glady, Y., Thibaut, J. P., & French, R. M. (2013). Visual Strategies in Analogical Reasoning Development: A New Method for Classifying Scanpaths. Paper presented at 35th Annual Cognitive Science Society Conference, . More ›

2012

  • Addyman, Caspar, & French, Robert M. (2012). Computational modeling in cognitive science: A manifesto for change. Topics in Cognitive Science. More ›
  • French, R. M. (2012). Dusting Off the Turing Test. Science, 336(6078), 164-165. More ›
  • French, R. M. (2012). Moving Beyond the Turing Test. Communcations of the Association for Computing Machinery (CACM), 55(12), 74-77. More ›
  • Glady, Y., Thibaut, J.-P., & French, R. M. (2012). Explaining children’s failure in analogy making tasks: A problem of focus of attention?. Paper presented at 34th Annual Cognitive Science Society Conference, . More ›

2011

  • Addyman, C., French, R. M., Mareschal, D., & Thomas, E. (2011). Learning to perceive time: A connectionist, memory-decay model of the development of interval timing in infants. Paper presented at Cognitive Science 2011, Boston, U.S.A.. More ›
  • French, R. M., Addyman, C., & Mareschal, D. (2011). TRACX: A Recognition-Based Connectionist Framework for Sequence Segmentation and Chunk Extraction. Psychological Review, 118(4), 614-636. More ›

2010

  • French, R. M. (2010). The Red Tooth Hypothesis: A computational model of predator-prey relations, protean escape behavior and sexual reproduction. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 262(1), 165-176. More ›
  • Nair, S. S., French, R. M., Laroche, D., & Thomas, E. (2010). The application of machine learning algorithms to the analysis of electromyographic patterns from arthritic patients. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 18(2), 174-184. More ›
  • Thibaut, J.-P., French, R. M., & Vezneva, M. (2010). The development of analogy making in children: Cognitive load and executive functions. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 106(1), 1-19. More ›

2009

  • French, R. M., & Perruchet, P. (2009). Generating constrained randomized sequences: Item frequency matters. Behavior Research Methods, 41(4), 1233-1241. More ›

2008

  • Delbé, C., French, R. M., & Bigand, E. (2008). Asymmetric categorization in the sequential auditory domain. L'Année Psychologique, 108(4), 589-615. More ›
  • French, R. M., & Kus, E. T. (2008). KAMA: A temperature-driven model of mate choice using dynamic partner representations. Adaptive Behavior, 16(1), 71-95. More ›
  • French, R. M., & Thomas, E. (2008). From Associations to Rules: Connectionist Models of Behavior and Cognition. Singapore: World Scientific. More ›
  • French, R. M. (2008). A new manifesto for child development research. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 31(3), 339. More ›
  • French, R. M. (2008). Relational priming is to analogy-making as one-ball juggling is to seven-ball juggling. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 31(4), 386. More ›

2006

  • Abreu, A. M., French, R. M., Cowell, R. A., & De Schonen, S. (2006). Local-global visual deficits in Williams syndrome: Stimulus presence contributes to diminished performance on image-reproduction. Psychologica Belgica, 46(4), 269-281. More ›

2004

  • Ans, B., Rousset, S., French, R. M., & Musca, S. (2004). Self-refreshing memory in artificial neural networks: Learning temporal sequences without catastrophic forgetting. Connection Science, 16(2), 71-99. More ›
  • French, R. M., & Jacquet, M. (2004). Understanding bilingual memory: Models and data. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 8(2), 87-93. More ›
  • French, R. M., & Jacquet, M. (2004). All cases of word production are not created equal: Reply to Costa and Santesteban. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 8(6), 254-254. More ›
  • French, R. M., Mareschal, D., Mermillod, M., & Quinn, P. C. (2004). The role of bottom-up processing in perceptual categorization by 3-to 4-month-old infants: Simulations and data. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 133(3), 382-397. More ›

2003

  • Van Rooy, D., Van Overwalle, F., Vanhoomissen, T., Labiouse, C., & French, R. M. (2003). A recurrent connectionist model of group biases. Psychological Review, 110(3), 536-563. More ›

2002

  • French, R. M., & Cleeremans, A. (Eds.) (2002). Implicit learning and consciousness: An empirical, philosophical, and computational consensus in the making. Hove: Psychology Press. More ›
  • French, R. M. (2002). The computational modeling of analogy-making. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 6(5), 200-205. More ›
  • French, R. M. (2002). Introduction to neural and cognitive modeling, 2nd edition. Biological Psychology, 60(1), 69-73. More ›
  • French, R. M. (2002). Natura non facit saltum: The need for the full continuum of mental representations. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 25(3), 339-340. More ›
  • French, R. M., & Chater, N. (2002). Using noise to compute error surfaces in connectionist networks: A novel means of reducing catastrophic forgetting. Neural Computation, 14(7), 1755-1769. More ›
  • Mareschal, D., Quinn, P. C., & French, R. M. (2002). Asymmetric interference in 3-to 4-month-olds' sequential category learning. Cognitive Science, 26(3), 377-389. More ›

2001

  • French, R. M., & Labiouse, C. (2001). Why co-occurrence information alone is not sufficient to answer subcognitive questions. Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence, 13(4), 421-429. More ›
  • French, R. M., & Sougné, J. (Eds.) (2001). Connectionist models of learning, development and evolution. Berlin: Springer-Verlag. More ›

2000

  • French, R. M. (2000). The Turing test: The first 50 years. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 4(3), 115-122. More ›
  • French, R. M. (2000). Peeking behind the screen: The unsuspected power of the standard Turing Test. Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence, 12(3), 331-340. More ›
  • French, R. M., & Thomas, E. (2000). Why localist connectionist models are inadequate for categorization. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 23(4), 477. More ›
  • Mareschal, D., French, R. M., & Quinn, P. C. (2000). A connectionist account of asymmetric category learning in early infancy. Developmental Psychology, 36(5), 635-645. More ›

1999

  • Brédart, S., & French, R. M. (1999). Do babies resemble their fathers more than their mothers? A failure to replicate Christenfeld and Hill (1995). Evolution and Human Behavior, 20(2), 129-135. More ›
  • French, R. M. (1999). Catastrophic forgetting in connectionist networks. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 3(4), 128-135. More ›
  • French, R. M. (1999). Constrained connectionism and the limits of human semantics: A review essay of Terry Regier's The human semantic potential. Philosophical Psychology, 12(4), 515-523. More ›
  • French, R. M., & Anselme, P. (1999). Interactively converging on context-sensitive representations: A solution to the frame problem. Revue Internationale de Philosophie, 53(209), 365-385. More ›

1998

  • French, R. M., & Thomas, E. (1998). The dynamical hypothesis: One battle behind. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 21(5), 640. More ›
  • French, R. M., & Weaver, M. (1998). New-feature learning: How common is it?. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 21(1), 26. More ›

1997

  • French, R. M. (1997). Pseudo-recurrent connectionist networks: An approach to the 'sensitivity-satbility" dilemma. Connection Science, 9(4), 353-379. More ›

1996

  • Cleeremans, A., & French, R. M. (1996). From chicken squawking to cognition: Levels of description and the computational approach in psychology. Psychologica Belgica, 36(1-2), 5-29. More ›

1995

  • French, R. M. (1995). Refocusing the debate on the Turing test: A reply. Behavior and Philosophy, 23(1), 59-60. More ›
  • French, R. M. (1995). The Subtlety of Sameness: A theory and computer model of analogy-making. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. More ›

1992

  • Chalmers, D. J., French, R. M., & Hofstadter, D. R. (1992). High-level perception, representation, and analogy: A critique of artificial intelligence methodology. Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence, 4, 185-211. More ›

1990

1988

  • French, R. M., & Henry, J. (1988). La traduction en français des jeux linguistiques de Gödel, Escher, Bach. Meta, XXXIII(3), 331-340. More ›
  • French, R. M. (1988). The Banach-Tarski theorem. Mathematical Intelligencer, 10(4), 21-28. More ›

1985

  • French, R. M., & Henry, J. (1985). Gödel, Escher, Bach: Les brins d'une guirlande éternelle. Traduction en français de Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R. Hofstadter. Paris: Dunod. More ›