Eric Jan Wagenmakers

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint EZ does it! Extensions of the EZ-diffusion model
    Eric Jan Wagenmakers
    University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychon Bull Rev 15:1229-35. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Bayesian statistical inference in psychology: comment on Trafimow (2003)
    Michael D Lee
    Department of Psychology, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia
    Psychol Rev 112:662-8; discussion 669-74. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint An EZ-diffusion model for response time and accuracy
    Eric Jan Wagenmakers
    Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychon Bull Rev 14:3-22. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint A practical solution to the pervasive problems of p values
    Eric Jan Wagenmakers
    Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychon Bull Rev 14:779-804. 2007
  5. doi request reprint Bias in the brain: a diffusion model analysis of prior probability and potential payoff
    Martijn J Mulder
    Cognitive Science Center Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, 1018 TV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Neurosci 32:2335-43. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Abstract concepts require concrete models: why cognitive scientists have not yet embraced nonlinearly coupled, dynamical, self-organized critical, synergistic, scale-free, exquisitely context-sensitive, interaction-dominant, multifractal, interdependent b
    Eric Jan Wagenmakers
    Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Top Cogn Sci 4:87-93; discussion 94-102. 2012
  7. pmc On the interpretation of removable interactions: a survey of the field 33 years after Loftus
    Eric Jan Wagenmakers
    Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, Roetersstraat 15, 1018 WB, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Mem Cognit 40:145-60. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Bayesian hypothesis testing for psychologists: a tutorial on the Savage-Dickey method
    Eric Jan Wagenmakers
    University of Amsterdam, Department of Psychology, Roetersstraat 15, 1018 WB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Cogn Psychol 60:158-89. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint On the linear relation between the mean and the standard deviation of a response time distribution
    Eric Jan Wagenmakers
    Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Psychol Rev 114:830-41. 2007
  10. doi request reprint Why psychologists must change the way they analyze their data: the case of psi: comment on Bem (2011)
    Eric Jan Wagenmakers
    Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam
    J Pers Soc Psychol 100:426-32. 2011

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Publications49

  1. doi request reprint EZ does it! Extensions of the EZ-diffusion model
    Eric Jan Wagenmakers
    University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychon Bull Rev 15:1229-35. 2008
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Bayesian statistical inference in psychology: comment on Trafimow (2003)
    Michael D Lee
    Department of Psychology, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia
    Psychol Rev 112:662-8; discussion 669-74. 2005
    ..This comment, with the help of a simple example, explains the usefulness of Bayesian inference for psychology...
  3. ncbi request reprint An EZ-diffusion model for response time and accuracy
    Eric Jan Wagenmakers
    Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychon Bull Rev 14:3-22. 2007
    ..We studied the performance of the EZ-diffusion model in terms of parameter recovery and robustness against misspecification by using Monte Carlo simulations. The EZ model was also applied to a real-world data set...
  4. ncbi request reprint A practical solution to the pervasive problems of p values
    Eric Jan Wagenmakers
    Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychon Bull Rev 14:779-804. 2007
    ..The BIC provides an approximation to a Bayesian hypothesis test, does not require the specification of priors, and can be easily calculated from SPSS output...
  5. doi request reprint Bias in the brain: a diffusion model analysis of prior probability and potential payoff
    Martijn J Mulder
    Cognitive Science Center Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, 1018 TV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Neurosci 32:2335-43. 2012
    ..Imaging results showed that, at cue level, regions of the frontoparietal network are involved in changing the starting points in both manipulations, suggesting a common mechanism underlying the biasing effects of prior knowledge...
  6. doi request reprint Abstract concepts require concrete models: why cognitive scientists have not yet embraced nonlinearly coupled, dynamical, self-organized critical, synergistic, scale-free, exquisitely context-sensitive, interaction-dominant, multifractal, interdependent b
    Eric Jan Wagenmakers
    Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Top Cogn Sci 4:87-93; discussion 94-102. 2012
    ..The complex-systems approach can be informative and innovative, but only if it is implemented as a formal model that allows concrete prediction, falsification, and comparison against more traditional approaches...
  7. pmc On the interpretation of removable interactions: a survey of the field 33 years after Loftus
    Eric Jan Wagenmakers
    Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, Roetersstraat 15, 1018 WB, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Mem Cognit 40:145-60. 2012
    ..We conclude that there is more to interactions in a 2 × 2 design than meets the eye...
  8. doi request reprint Bayesian hypothesis testing for psychologists: a tutorial on the Savage-Dickey method
    Eric Jan Wagenmakers
    University of Amsterdam, Department of Psychology, Roetersstraat 15, 1018 WB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Cogn Psychol 60:158-89. 2010
    ..Practical examples demonstrate the method's validity, generality, and flexibility...
  9. ncbi request reprint On the linear relation between the mean and the standard deviation of a response time distribution
    Eric Jan Wagenmakers
    Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Psychol Rev 114:830-41. 2007
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Why psychologists must change the way they analyze their data: the case of psi: comment on Bem (2011)
    Eric Jan Wagenmakers
    Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam
    J Pers Soc Psychol 100:426-32. 2011
    ..We conclude that Bem's p values do not indicate evidence in favor of precognition; instead, they indicate that experimental psychologists need to change the way they conduct their experiments and analyze their data...
  11. pmc Testing theories of post-error slowing
    Gilles Dutilh
    University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Atten Percept Psychophys 74:454-65. 2012
    ..In the present data set, we found no evidence that post-error slowing is caused by perceptual distraction or time wasted on irrelevant processes. These results support a response-monitoring account of post-error slowing...
  12. ncbi request reprint A psychometric analysis of chess expertise
    Han L J van der Maas
    Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Psychol 118:29-60. 2005
    ..Incorporating response latencies in test scores is shown to lead to an increase in criterion validity, particularly for easy items...
  13. doi request reprint A diffusion model decomposition of the practice effect
    Gilles Dutilh
    University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychon Bull Rev 16:1026-36. 2009
    ..Supplemental materials may be downloaded from http://pbr.psychonomic-journals.org/content/supplemental...
  14. ncbi request reprint A model for evidence accumulation in the lexical decision task
    Eric Jan Wagenmakers
    Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, Roetersstraat 15, 1018 WB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Cogn Psychol 48:332-67. 2004
    ..We discuss how REM-LD could be extended to account for effects of phonology such as the pseudohomophone effect, and how REM-LD can predict response times in the traditional 'respond-when-ready' paradigm...
  15. doi request reprint Bayesian inference using WBDev: a tutorial for social scientists
    Ruud Wetzels
    Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, Roetersstraat 15, 1018 WB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Behav Res Methods 42:884-97. 2010
    ..This tutorial illustrates the use of WBDev by means of concrete examples, featuring the expectancy-valence model for risky behavior in decision making, and the shifted Wald distribution of response times in speeded choice...
  16. ncbi request reprint Nonword repetition in lexical decision: support for two opposing processes
    Eric Jan Wagenmakers
    Department of Developmental Psychology, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Q J Exp Psychol A 57:1191-210. 2004
    ..In Experiment 3 we used a signal-to-respond procedure with variable time intervals and found negative repetition priming for repeated nonwords. These results can be accounted for by dual-process models of lexical decision...
  17. pmc A diffusion model decomposition of the effects of alcohol on perceptual decision making
    Don van Ravenzwaaij
    Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, Roetersstraat 15, 1018 WB, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 219:1017-25. 2012
    ..Even in elementary cognitive tasks, alcohol consumption results in both cognitive and motor impairments (e.g., Schweizer and Vogel-Sprott, Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 16: 240-250, 2008)...
  18. doi request reprint Neural correlates of trial-to-trial fluctuations in response caution
    Leendert van Maanen
    Cognitive Science Center Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, 1018 TV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Neurosci 31:17488-95. 2011
    ..These results indicate that for each decision, response caution is set through corticobasal ganglia functioning, but that individual choices differ according to the mechanisms that trigger changes in response caution...
  19. ncbi request reprint Long-term priming of neighbours biases the word recognition process: evidence from a lexical decision task
    Eric Jan Wagenmakers
    Department of Psychology, University of Amesterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Can J Exp Psychol 60:275-84. 2006
    ..Explanations of the bias effect in terms of lexical activation and episodic memory retrieval are discussed...
  20. pmc The optimality of sensory processing during the speed-accuracy tradeoff
    Tiffany Ho
    Department of Psychology and Neurosciences Graduate Program, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093, USA
    J Neurosci 32:7992-8003. 2012
    ..Collectively, our findings suggest that, in addition to lowered response thresholds, the performance decrements observed during speeded decision making may result from a failure to optimally process sensory signals...
  21. pmc Bayesian inference for the information gain model
    Sven Stringer
    Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, Roetersstraat 15, 1018 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Behav Res Methods 43:297-309. 2011
    ..These bayesian procedures make it easy to apply the information gain model to empirical data. Supplemental materials may be downloaded along with this article from www.springerlink.com...
  22. doi request reprint The speed-accuracy tradeoff in the elderly brain: a structural model-based approach
    Birte U Forstmann
    Cognitive Science Center Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, 1018 TV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Neurosci 31:17242-9. 2011
    ....
  23. pmc Cortico-striatal connections predict control over speed and accuracy in perceptual decision making
    Birte U Forstmann
    Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:15916-20. 2010
    ..Specifically, these findings support a cortico-striatal control account of how the brain implements adaptive switches between cautious and risky behavior...
  24. doi request reprint Psychological interpretation of the ex-Gaussian and shifted Wald parameters: a diffusion model analysis
    Dora Matzke
    Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychon Bull Rev 16:798-817. 2009
    ..Supporting materials may be downloaded from http://pbr.psychonomic-journals.org/content/supplemental...
  25. pmc Estimation and interpretation of 1/falpha noise in human cognition
    Eric Jan Wagenmakers
    University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychon Bull Rev 11:579-615. 2004
    ..We find that long-range serial dependence in these experiments can be explained by any of several mechanisms, including mixtures of a small number of short-range processes...
  26. pmc The speed and accuracy of perceptual decisions in a random-tone pitch task
    Martijn J Mulder
    Cognitive Science Center Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, Nieuwe Achtergracht 129, 1018, TV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Atten Percept Psychophys 75:1048-58. 2013
    ..Future studies using the task might help to investigate modality-specific effects on decision making at both the behavioral and neuronal levels. ..
  27. pmc Striatum and pre-SMA facilitate decision-making under time pressure
    Birte U Forstmann
    Department of Psychology, Amsterdam Center for the Study of Adaptive Control in Brain and Behavior, University of Amsterdam, 1018 WB, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:17538-42. 2008
    ..These results demonstrate that when people have to make decisions under time pressure their striatum and pre-SMA show increased levels of activation...
  28. doi request reprint Optimal decision making in neural inhibition models
    Don van Ravenzwaaij
    Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychol Rev 119:201-15. 2012
    ..We show that for both models, truncation may be avoided by assuming a baseline activity for each accumulator. This solution allows the LCA to approximate the DDM and the FFI to be identical to the DDM...
  29. doi request reprint Task-related versus stimulus-specific practice
    Gilles Dutilh
    University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Exp Psychol 58:434-42. 2011
    ..The effects on response caution and response bias appear to be task-related. This diffusion model decomposition provides a perspective on practice that is more detailed and more informative than the traditional analysis of mean RT...
  30. doi request reprint An integrated perspective on the relation between response speed and intelligence
    Don van Ravenzwaaij
    Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, Roetersstraat 15, 1018 WB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Cognition 119:381-93. 2011
    ..Our approach provides an integrative perspective on intelligence findings...
  31. doi request reprint A phase transition model for the speed-accuracy trade-off in response time experiments
    Gilles Dutilh
    Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, Roetersstraat 15, 1018 WB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Cogn Sci 35:211-50. 2011
    ..The second prediction--bimodal RT distributions--was confirmed in an experiment that required participants to respond in a way that is intermediate between guessing and accurate responding...
  32. doi request reprint Does the name-race implicit association test measure racial prejudice?
    Don van Ravenzwaaij
    University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Exp Psychol 58:271-7. 2011
    ..A diffusion model decomposition indicated that the IAT-effects were caused by changes in speed of information accumulation, response conservativeness, and non-decision time...
  33. doi request reprint Theories and models for 1/f(beta) noise in human movement science
    Kjerstin Torre
    University Montpellier 1, EA 2991, Motor Efficiency and Deficiency, 700 Avenue du Pic Saint Loup, Montpellier 34090, France
    Hum Mov Sci 28:297-318. 2009
    ..This model synthesis results in a unified account of the observed long-range serial correlations across a range of different tasks...
  34. pmc Diffusion versus linear ballistic accumulation: different models but the same conclusions about psychological processes?
    Chris Donkin
    Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA
    Psychon Bull Rev 18:61-9. 2011
    ..Importantly, we conclude that inferences about psychological processes made from real data are unlikely to depend on the model that is used...
  35. ncbi request reprint The effects of time pressure on chess skill: an investigation into fast and slow processes underlying expert performance
    Frenk van Harreveld
    Department of Psychology, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Roetersstraat 15, 1018 WB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychol Res 71:591-7. 2007
    ..This result indicates that slow processes are at least as important for strong players as they are for weak players. Our findings pose a challenge for current theorizing in the field of expertise and chess...
  36. pmc Human cognition and a pile of sand: a discussion on serial correlations and self-organized criticality
    Eric Jan Wagenmakers
    Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    J Exp Psychol Gen 134:108-16. 2005
    ..The authors conclude that the proposed paradigm shift is presently unwarranted...
  37. doi request reprint A diffusion model account of age differences in posterror slowing
    Gilles Dutilh
    Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychol Aging 28:64-76. 2013
    ..These findings indicate that PES originates from the interplay of different psychological processes whose contribution depends on both task settings and individual differences...
  38. pmc Reciprocal relations between cognitive neuroscience and formal cognitive models: opposites attract?
    Birte U Forstmann
    Cognitive Science Center Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, Plantage Muidergracht 24, 1018 TV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Trends Cogn Sci 15:272-9. 2011
    ..We argue that these fields are mutually dependent; not only can models guide neuroscientific endeavors, but understanding neural mechanisms can provide key insights into formal models of cognition...
  39. doi request reprint How to quantify support for and against the null hypothesis: a flexible WinBUGS implementation of a default Bayesian t test
    Ruud Wetzels
    University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychon Bull Rev 16:752-60. 2009
    ..The SD test allows researchers to test order restrictions and applies to two-sample situations in which the different groups do not share the same variance...
  40. ncbi request reprint Enemies and friends in the neighborhood: orthographic similarity effects in semantic categorization
    Diane Pecher
    Department of Psychology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 31:121-8. 2005
    ..This strongly suggests that semantic information becomes available before orthographic processing has been completed...
  41. ncbi request reprint A Bayesian perspective on hypothesis testing: a comment on Killeen (2005)
    Eric Jan Wagenmakers
    Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychol Sci 17:641-2; author reply 643-4. 2006
  42. pmc A default Bayesian hypothesis test for correlations and partial correlations
    Ruud Wetzels
    Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, Weesperplein 4, 1018 XA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychon Bull Rev 19:1057-64. 2012
    ..We illustrate the use of the Bayesian correlation test with three examples from the psychological literature. Computer code and example data are provided in the journal archives...
  43. doi request reprint Performance of healthy participants on the Iowa Gambling Task
    Helen Steingroever
    Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychol Assess 25:180-93. 2013
    ..Our findings question the prevailing interpretation of IGT data and suggest that, in future applications of the IGT, key assumptions about performance of healthy participants warrant close scrutiny...
  44. doi request reprint Erroneous analyses of interactions in neuroscience: a problem of significance
    Sander Nieuwenhuis
    Department of Psychology, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Nat Neurosci 14:1105-7. 2011
    ..An additional analysis suggests that incorrect analyses of interactions are even more common in cellular and molecular neuroscience. We discuss scenarios in which the erroneous procedure is particularly beguiling...
  45. ncbi request reprint Mechanistic curiosity will not kill the Bayesian cat
    Denny Borsboom
    Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, 1018 WB Amsterdam, The Netherlands http sites google com site borsboomdenny dennyborsboom http www ejwagenmakers com
    Behav Brain Sci 34:192-3. 2011
    ..While mechanistic theories can answer specific issues that arise from the study of processes, one cannot expect them to provide constraints in general...
  46. ncbi request reprint AIC model selection using Akaike weights
    Eric Jan Wagenmakers
    Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA
    Psychon Bull Rev 11:192-6. 2004
    ..We show by example how these Akaike weights can greatly facilitate the interpretation of the results of AIC model comparison procedures...
  47. ncbi request reprint Nonword repetition priming in lexical decision reverses as a function of study task and speed stress
    Rene Zeelenberg
    Department of Psychology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 30:270-7. 2004
    ..Experiment 2 showed inhibitory nonword repetition priming for participants tested under speed-stress instructions...
  48. ncbi request reprint 1/f noise in human cognition: is it ubiquitous, and what does it mean?
    Simon Farrell
    Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol, 12a Priory Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1TU, England
    Psychon Bull Rev 13:737-41. 2006
    ..Finally, we assess the theoretical developments in this area and argue that the development of well-specified models of the principles or mechanisms of human cognition giving rise to 1/f noise is long overdue...
  49. ncbi request reprint The impact of emotion on perception: bias or enhanced processing?
    Rene Zeelenberg
    Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychol Sci 17:287-91. 2006
    ..In contrast, the emotional significance of the foil alternative had no effect on performance. The present results support the hypothesis that perceptual encoding of emotionally significant stimuli is enhanced...