Bradley C. Love

Bradley C. Love
University College London
Experimental Psychology
26 Bedford Way, Room 314
WC1H 0AP
London, UK

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Welcome

I am Professor of Cognitive and Decision Sciences in Experimental Psychology at UCL and a fellow at The Alan Turing Institute for data science. My lab's research centers around human learning and decision making, integrating behavioural, computational, and neuroscience perspectives. My apologies for the perestroika kitsch.

Lab

The UCL Love Lab consists of postdocs and PhD students. Visit the lab's website for more information.

Publications

2018 & in press

Braunlich, K. & Love, B. C. (in press) Occipitotemporal Representations Reflect Individual Differences in Conceptual Knowledge Journal of Experimental Psychology: General
Hornsby, A. N., Evans, T., Riefer, P. S., Prior, R., & Love, B. C. (2018) Conceptual Organization is Revealed by Consumer Activity Patterns arXiv 1810.08577
Bobadilla-Suarez, S., Ahlheim, C., Mehrotra, A., Panos, A., & Love, B. C. (2018) Measures of neural similarity bioRxiv 10.1101/439893
Inhoff, M.C., Libby, L.A., Noguchi, T., & Love, B. C. (2018) Dynamic integration of conceptual information during learning bioRxiv 10.1101/280362
Bobadilla-Suarez, S. & Love, B. C. (2018) Fast or Frugal, but not both: Decision Heuristics under Time Pressure Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition 10.1037/xlm0000419

2017

Parpart, P., Jones, M., & Love, B. C. (2017) Heuristics as Bayesian inference under extreme priors Cognitive Psychology 10.1016/j.cogpsych.2017.11.006
Guest, O., Kanayet, F.J., & Love, B. C. (2017) Gerrymandering and Computational Redistricting arXiv 1711.04640
De Martino, B., Bobadilla-Suarez, S., Nouguchi, T., Sharot, T., & Love, B. C. (2017) Social Information is Integrated into Value and Confidence Judgments According to its Reliability Journal of Neuroscience 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3880-16.2017
Mack, M. L., Preston, A. R., & Love, B. C. (2017) Medial prefrontal cortex compresses concept representations through learning Pattern Recognition in Neuroimaging 10.1109/PRNI.2017.7981500
Mack, M. L., Love, B. C., & Preston, A. R. (2017) Building concepts one episode at a time: The hippocampus and concept formation Neuroscience Letters 10.1016/j.neulet.2017.07.061
Spiers, H.J., Love, B. C., Le Pelley, M. E., Gibb, C. E., & Murphy, R. A. (2017) Anterior Temporal Lobe Tracks the Formation of Prejudice Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 10.1162/jocn_a_01056
Riefer, P.S., Prior, R., Blair, N., Pavey, G., & Love, B. C. (2017) Coherency Maximizing Exploration in the Supermarket Nature Human Behaviour 10.1038/s41562-016-0017

2016

Palmeri, T. J., Love, B. C., & Turner, B. M. (2016) Model-based cognitive neuroscience Journal of Mathematical Psychology 10.1016/j.jmp.2016.10.010
Mack, M. L., Love, B. C., & Preston, A. R. (2016) Dynamic updating of hippocampal object representations reflects new conceptual knowledge Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) 10.1073/pnas.1614048113
Love, B. C. (2016) Will AI spell the end of humanity? The tech industry wants you to think so The Register and The Conversation More
Blanco, N. J., Love, B. C., Ramscar, M., Otto, A. R., Smayda, K., & Maddox, W. T. (2016) Exploratory Decision-Making as a Function of Lifelong Experience, not Cognitive Decline Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 10.1037/xge0000133
Turner, B. M., Forstmann, B. U., Love, B. C., Palmeri, T. J., & Van Maanen, L. (2016) Approaches to analysis in model-based cognitive neuroscience Journal of Mathematical Psychology 10.1016/j.jmp.2016.01.001

2015

Love, B. C., Kopec, L., & Guest, O. (2015) Optimism Bias in Fans and Sports Reporters PLOS ONE 10.1371/journal.pone.0137685
Parpart, P., Schulz, E., Speekenbrink, M., & Love, B. C. (2015) Active learning as a means to distinguish among prominent decision strategies Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society
Love, B. C. (2015) Gaming improves your brain power - reality or hype? The Conversation
Gureckis, T. M. & Love, B. C. (2015) Computational Reinforcement Learning Oxford Handbook of Computational and Mathematical Psychology isbnsearch.org/isbn/9780199957996
Blanco, N. J., Love, B. C., Cooper, J.A., McGeary, J.E., Knopik, V.S., & Maddox, W. T. (2015) A Frontal Dopamine System for Reflective Exploratory Behavior Neurobiology of Learning and Memory 10.1016/j.nlm.2015.05.004
Love, B. C. (2015) Concepts, Meaning, and Conceptual Relationships The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Science 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199842193.013.12

2014

Hornsby, A. N. & Love, B. C. (2014) Improved Classification of Mammograms Following Idealized Training Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition 10.1016/j.jarmac.2014.04.009
Davis, T., Xue, G., Love, B. C., Preston, A. R., & Poldrack, R. A. (2014) Global Neural Pattern Similarity As A Common Basis For Categorization and Recognition Memory Journal of Neuroscience 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3376-13.2014
Otto, A. R., Knox, W. B., Markman, A. B., & Love, B. C. (2014) Physiological and behavioral signatures of reflective exploratory choice Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience 10.3758/s13415-014-0260-4
Ramscar, M., Hendrix, P., Love, B. C., & Baayen, H. (2014) Learning is not decline: The mental lexicon as a window into cognition across the lifespan The Mental Lexicon 10.1075/ml.8.3.08ram

2013

Love, B. C. (2013) Categorization Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Neuroscience 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199988709.001.0001
Blanco, N. J., Otto, A. R., Maddox, W. T. Maddox, Beevers, C. G., & Love, B. C. (2013) The influence of depression symptoms on exploratory decision-making Cognition 10.1016/j.cognition.2013.08.018
Giguère, G. & Love, B. C. (2013) Limits in decision making arise from limits in memory retrieval Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) 10.1073/pnas.1219674110
Love, B. C. (2013) Category Learning, Computational Perspectives Encyclopedia of the Mind dx.10.4135/9781452257044

2012

Knox, W. B., Glass, B. D., Love, B. C., Maddox, W. T., & Stone, P. (2012) How humans teach agents International Journal of Social Robotics 10.1007/s12369-012-0163-x
Davis, T., Love, B. C., & Preston, A. R. (2012) Striatal and Hippocampal Entropy and Recognition Signals in Category Learning: Simultaneous Processes Revealed by Model-based fMRI Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition 10.1037/a0027865
Davis, T., Love, B. C., & Maddox, W. T. (2012) Age-related Declines in the Fidelity of Newly Acquired Category Representations Learning & Memory 10.1101/lm.024919.111
Knox, W. B., Otto, A. R., Stone, P., & Love, B. C. (2012) The Nature of Belief-Directed Exploratory Choice in Human Decision-Making Frontiers in Psychology 10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00398
Dixit, V. V., Alsup, R.M., Waller, S. T., Love, B. C., & Tomlinson, M. T. (2012) A Static Model for Predicting Disrupted Network Behaviour Proceedings of the 17th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies
Love, B. C. & Jones, M. (2012) Bayesian Learning Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning 10.1007/978-1-4419-1428-6_255

2011

Jones, M. & Love, B. C. (2011) Pinning Down the Theoretical Commitments of Bayesian Cognitive Models Behavioral and Brain Sciences 10.1017/S0140525X11001439
Otto, A. R., Markman, A. B., & Love, B. C. (2011) Taking More, Now: The Optimality of Impulsive Choice Hinges on Environment Structure Social Psychological and Personality Science 10.1177/1948550611411311

2010

Tomlinson, M. T. & Love, B. C. (2010) When Learning to Classify by Relations Is Easier than by Features Thinking and Reasoning 10.1080/13546783.2010.530464
Gureckis, T. M. & Love, B. C. (2010) Towards a unified account of supervised and unsupervised learning Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artifical Intelligence 10.1080/09528130210166097
Otto, A. R., Markman, A. B., Gureckis,T. M., & Love, B. C. (2010) Regulatory Fit and Systematic Exploration in a Dynamic Decision-Making Environment Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition 10.1037/a0018999
Love, B. C. & Tomlinson, M. T. (2010) Mechanistic Models of Associative and Rule-Based Category Learning The Making of Human Concepts 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549221.003.04
Sloman, S. A., Love, B. C., & Ahn, W. K. (2010) Feature centrality and conceptual coherence Cognitive Science 10.1207/s15516709cog2202_2
Larkey, L. B. & Love, B. C. (2010) CAB: Connectionist analogy builder Cognitive Science 10.1207/s15516709cog2705_5
Sakamoto, Y. & Love, B. C. (2010) Learning and Retention through Predictive Inference and Classification Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied 10.1037/a0021610
Hoffman, A. B., Love, B. C., & Markman, A. B. (2010) Selective Attention by Structural Alignment: An Eyetracking Study Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of Cognitive Science Society

2009

Otto, A. R., Markman, A. B., Love, B. C., & Gureckis,T. M. (2009) When Things Get Worse before They Get Better: Regulatory Fit and Average- Reward Learning in a Dynamic Decision-Making Environment Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of Cognitive Science Society
Gureckis, T. M. & Love, B. C. (2009) Learning in Noise: Dynamic Decision-Making in a Variable Environment Journal of Mathematical Psychology 10.1016/j.jmp.2009.02.004
Otto, A. R., Gureckis,T. M., Markman, A. B., & Love, B. C. (2009) Navigating through Abstract Decision Spaces: Evaluating the Role of State Generalization in a Dynamic Decision-Making Task Psychonomic Bulletin & Review 10.3758/PBR.16.5.957
Love, B. C., Jones, M., Tomlinson, M. T., & Howe, M. (2009) Predicting Information Needs: Adaptive Display in Dynamic Environments Proceedings of the Cognitive Science Society
Love, B. C., Jones, M., Tomlinson, M. T., & Howe, M. (2009) Learning to Predict Information Needs: Context-Aware Display as a Cognitive Aid and an Assessment Tool Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

2008

Davis, T. and Love, B. C., & Maddox, W. T. (2008) Two Pathways to Stimulus Encoding in Category Learning? Memory & Cognition 10.3758/MC.37.4.394
Davis, T. & Love, B. C. (2008) How Goals Shape Category Acquisition: The Role of Contrasting Categories Proceedings of the Cognitive Science Society
Love, B. C., Tomlinson, M., & Gureckis, T. M. (2008) The concrete substrates of abstract rule use The Psychology of Learning and Motivation 10.1016/S0079-7421(08)00005-4
Maddox, W. T., Love, B. C., Glass, B. D., & Filoteo, J. V. (2008) When more is less: Feedback effects in perceptual category learning Cognition 10.1016/j.cognition.2008.03.010
Tomlinson, M. T. & Love, B. C. (2008) Monkey See, Monkey Do: Learning Relations through Concrete Examples Behavioral and Brain Sciences 10.1017/S0140525X08003762

2007

Gureckis, T. M. & Love, B. C. (2007) Behaviorism Reborn? Statistical Learning as Simple Conditioning Procedings of the Twenty-Ninth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Davis, T., Love, B. C., & Maddox, W. T. (2007) Translating From Perceptual to Cognitive Coding Procedings of the Twenty-Ninth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Tomlinson, M. & Love, B. C. (2007) Relation-Based Categories Are Easier to Learn than Feature-Based Categories Procedings of the Twenty-Ninth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Rein, J. R., Love, B. C., & Markman, A. B. (2007) Feature Relations and Feature Salience in Natural Categories Procedings of the Twenty-Ninth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence

2006

Love, B. C. & Gureckis, T. M. (2006) Models in Search of a Brain Cognitive, affective & behavioral neuroscience 10.3758/CABN.7.2.90
Gureckis,T. M. & Love, B. C. (2006) Bridging Levels: Using a Cognitive Model to Connect Brain and Behavior in Category Learning Procedings of the Twenty-Eighth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Sakamoto, Y. & Love, B. C. (2006) Sizable Sharks Swim Swiftly: Learning Correlations through Inference in a Classroom Setting Procedings of the Twenty-Eighth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Gureckis, T. M. & Love, B. C. (2006) Tracking Variability in Learning: Contrasting Statistical and Similarity-Based Accounts Procedings of the Twenty-Eighth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Davis, T., Love, B. C., & Maddox, W. T. (2006) The Role of Similarity in Generalization Procedings of the Twenty-Eighth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Tomlinson, M. T. & Love, B. C. (2006) Learning Abstract Relations Through Analogy to Concrete Exemplars Procedings of the Twenty-Eighth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Tomlinson, M. T. & Love, B. C. (2006) From Pigeons to Humans: Grounding Relational Learning in Concrete Examples Proceding of the Twenty-First AAAI Conference on Artificial Inteligence
Jones, M., Love, B. C., & Maddox, W. T. (2006) Recency Effects as a Window to Generalization: Separating Decisional and Perceptual Sequential Effects in Category Learning Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition 10.1037/0278-7393.32.3.316

2005

Love, B. C. (2005) Environment and Goals Jointly Direct Category Acquisition Current Directions in Psychological Science 10.1111/j.0963-7214.2005.00363.x

2004

Sakamoto, Y. & Love, B. C. (2004) Schematic Influences on Category Learning and Recognition Memory Journal of Experimental Psychology: General www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15584805
Sakamoto, Y., Matuska, T., & Love, B. C. (2004) Dimension-wide vs. exemplar-specific attention in category learning and recognition Proceedings of the International Conference of Cognitive Modeling
Love, B. C., Medin, D. L., & Gureckis, T. M. (2004) SUSTAIN: A network model of category learning Psychological Review dx.10.1037/0033-295X.111.2.309
Jones, M. & Love, B. C. (2004) Beyond common features: The role of roles in determining similarity Proceedings of the Twenty-Sixth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society
Sakamoto, Y. & Love, B. C. (2004) Type/token information in category learning and recognition Proceedings of the Twenty-Sixth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society
Love, B. C. & Gureckis, T. M. (2004) The hippocampus: Where a cognitive model meets cognitive neuroscience Proceedings of the Twenty-Sixth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society

2003

Love, B. C. (2003) Concept learning The Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science 10.1002/0470018860.s00499
Gureckis, T. M. & Love, B. C. (2003) Human unsupervised and supervised learning as a quantitative distinction nternational Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence 10.1142/S0218001403002587
Love, B. C. & Markman, A. B. (2003) The nonindependence of stimulus properties in human category learning Memory & Cognition 10.3758/BF03196117
Love, B. C. (2003) The multifaceted nature of unsupervised category learning Psychonomic Bulletin & Review 10.3758/BF03196484
Sakamoto, Y. & Love, B. C. (2003) Category structure and recognition memory Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society

2002

Love, B. C. (2002) Comparing supervised and unsupervised category learning Psychonomic Bulletin & Review 10.3758/BF03196342
Love, B. C. (2002) Three deadly sins of category learning modelers Behavioral and Brain Sciences 10.1017/S0140525X01510080
Gureckis, T. M. & Love, B. C. (2002) Who says models can only do what you tell them? Unsupervised category learning data, fits, and predictions Proceedings of the Twenty-Fourth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society
Yamauchi, T., Love, B. C., & Markman, A. B. (2002) Learning Nonlinearly Separable Categories by Inference and Classification Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition 10.1037/0278-7393.28.3.585
Love, B. C., Rouder, J. N., & Wisniewski, E. J. (2002) A structural account of global and local processing Cognitive Psychology 10.1006/cogp.1998.0697
Gureckis, T. M. & Love, B. C. (2002) Modeling unsupervised learning with SUSTAIN Proceedings of the 15th international Florida artificial intelligence research society conference

2001

Love, B. C. (2001) Uncovering analogy Trends in Cognitive Sciences 10.1016/S1364-6613(00)01747-2

2000

Love, B. C. (2000) A computational level theory of similarity Proceedings of the Twenty-Second Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society
Love, B. C. (2000) Learning at different levels of abstraction Proceedings of the Twenty-Second Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society
Love, B. C., Markman, A. B., & Yamauchi, T. (2000) Modeling classification and inference learning Seventeenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-2000)

1999

Love, B. C. (1999) Utilizing time: Asynchronous Binding Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 11

1998

Love, B. C. & Medin, D. L. (1998) Modeling item and category learning Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society
Love, B. C. & Medin, D. L. (1998) SUSTAIN: A model of human category learning Proceedings of the Fifteenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-98)
Wisniewski, E. J. & Love, B. C. (1998) Relations versus properties in conceptual combination Journal of Memory and Language 10.1006/jmla.1997.2550

1996

Love, B. C. (1996) Mutability, conceptual transformation, and context Proceedings of the Eighteenth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society

1995

Love, B. C. & Sloman, S. A. (1995) Mutability and the determinants of conceptual transformability Proceedings of the Seventeenth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society

Press

Selected mainstream media articles on the Love Lab’s work:

See the Publications section for more details.

Resources

Selected datasets, stimuli, and other resources from the lab. For code, also see the lab GitHub account — for data, also see Brad's OSF profile.

Beetle Stimuli
Beetle Stimuli
Love, B.C. (2017)
URL: https://osf.io/skg2y/

Stimulus set for use in categorization tasks based on illustration work by Frances Fawcett. Please cite one or more of these papers to acknowledge use:

Decoding the brain's algorithm for categorization from its neural implementation
Decoding the brain's algorithm for categorization from its neural implementation
Mack, M.L., Preston, A., Love, B.C. (2016)
URL: https://osf.io/62rgs/

Data from: Mack, M. L., Preston, A. R., & Love, B. C. (2013). Decoding the brain’s algorithm for categorization from its neural implementation.

Heuristics under Time Pressure
Heuristics under Time Pressure
Bobadilla-Suarez, S., & Love, B.C. (2015)
URL: https://osf.io/xnbz4/

Data from: Bobadilla-Suarez, S. & Love, B. C. (2018) Fast or Frugal, but not both: Decision Heuristics under Time Pressure.

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