Core lab reading

Human communication is incredibly complex, and in face-to-face interactions it is supported by many cognitive processes in a rich multimodal tapestry. These reviews and theoretical discussions summarize some core questions we face in explaining it

(long read) Dale, R., Fusaroli, R., Duran, N. D., & Richardson, D. C. (2013). The self-organization of human interaction. In B. Ross (Ed.), Psychology of Learning and Motivation (pp. 43-95). Academic Press.

(short read) Dale, R., Kello, C. T. & Schoenemann, P. T. (2016). Seeking synthesis: The integrative problem in understanding language and its evolution. Topics in Cognitive Science, 8, 371-381.

We use multiple methods in the lab, including analysis of social media (1), behavioral experimentation (2), and computational modeling (3)

(1) Fusaroli, R., Perlman, M., Mislove, A., Paxton, A., Matlock, T. & Dale, R. (2015). Timescales of massive human entrainment. PLOS ONE, 10, e0122742.

(2) Main, A., Paxton, A. & Dale, R. (2016). An exploratory analysis of emotion dynamics between mothers and adolescents during conflict discussions. Emotion, 16, 913-928.

(3) Duran, N. D., Dale, R. & Galati, A. (2016). Towards integrative dynamic models for adaptive perspective-taking. Topics in Cognitive Science, 8, 761-779.


Papers with code/data (posting in progress).

Sentgen. A (quasi-)ANSI-C program that is a generalized phrase-structure grammar interpreter (written by Rick Dale). Doug Rohde provides a great piece of related software called SLG. While sentgen may be quick to setup for simple purposes, Rohde’s program is much more powerful if you have a complex project in mind.

Mouse-movement analysis software (written by Darren Hearn). This archive contains example data files and analysis programs for MATLAB. I also have lots of little scripts analyzing mouse movements for MATLAB. Feel free to request them.

Rick's GitHub page.

Favorite resources

R (crqa, lme4, ggplot2, igraph, tm, lda)
Python (nltk, sklearn, numpy), ffmpeg
GitHub, Mode Analytics, MATLAB, TeXShop