University of Manitoba: U of M - Faculty of Arts - Psychology - Faculty

Dr. Randall K. Jamieson, Professor

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Education

Postdoc (McMaster University, 2007)
Doctorate (Queen's University, 2005)
Masters (Queen's University, 2001)
Bachelors (York University, 1999)

Professional Experience

Academic Positions

Professor (Manitoba, 2017)
Visiting Scholar (Indiana, 2017)
Adjunct Professor (UBC, 2015-2019)
Associate Professor (Manitoba, 2011)
Assistant Professor (Manitoba, 2007)

Professional Positions

Acting Department Head (Psychology), University of Manitoba
Acting Associate Department Head (Psychology), University of Manitoba
Editor, Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology
Associate Editor, Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology
Discovery Grants Panel, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
Past President, Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science
Past President, Society for Computers in Psychology
Past Chair, Brain and Cognitive Science Section of the Canadian Psychological Association

Selected Publications

  • Vokey, J., & Jamieson, R. K. (2020). On the computation of the topological entropy of artificial grammars. The Quantitative Methods for Psychology
  • Collins, R. N., Milliken, B., & Jamieson, R. K. (2020). MINERVA-DE: An instance model of the deficient processing theory. Journal of Memory and Language
  • Crump, M. J. C., Jamieson, R. K., Johns, B. T., & Jones, M. N. (2020). Controlling the retrieval of general vs specific semantic knowledge in the instance theory of semantic memory. Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Cognitive Science Society. Toronto ON: Cognitive Science Society.
  • Jamieson, R. K., & Pexman, P. (2020). Moving beyond 20 questions: We (still) need stronger psychological theory. Canadian Psychology
  • Johns, B. T., Jamieson, R. K., & Jones, M. N. (2020). The continued importance of theory: Lessons from big data approaches to language. In Woo, S. E., Proctor, R., and Tay, L. (Eds.) Big Data in Psychological Research, APA Books.
  • Aujla, H., Crump, M. J. C., Cook, M. T., & Jamieson, R. K. (2019). The Semantic Librarian: A search engine built from vector-space models of semantics. Behavior Research Methods, 51, 2405-2418.
  • Johns, B. T., & Jamieson, R. K. (2019). The influence of time and place on lexical behavior: A distributional analysis. Behavior Research Methods, 51, 2483-2453.
  • Curtis, E. T., & Jamieson, R. K. (2019). Computational and empirical simulations of selective memory impairments: Converging evidence for a single-system account of memory dissociations. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 74, 798-817.
  • Jamieson, R. K., Avery, J. E., Johns, B. T., & Jones, M. N. (2018). An instance theory of semantic memory. Computational Brain and Behavior, 2, 119-136.
  • Johns, B. T., & Jamieson, R. K. (2018). A large-scale analysis of individual variability in written language. Cognitive Science, 42, 1360-1374.
  • Jamieson, R. K., Avery, J. E., Johns, B. T., & Jones, M. N. (2018). An instance theory of distributional semantics. In C. Kalish, M. Rau, J. Zhu, & T. T. Rogers (Eds.), Proceedings of the 40th Annual Cognitive Science Society. Austin TX: Cognitive Science Society.
  • Vokey, J. R., Jamieson, R. K., Tangen, J., Searston, R., & Allen, S. (2018). A visual familiarity account of evidence for orthographic processing in pigeons (Columbia livia): A reply to Scarf, Corballis, Güntürkün, and Colombo (2017). Animal Cognition, 21, 425-431.
  • Cook, M. T., Chubala, C. M., & Jamieson, R. K. (2017). AGSuite: Software to conduct feature analysis of artificial grammar learning performance. Behavior Research Methods, 49, 1639-1651.
  • Jamieson, R. K., Vokey, J. R., & Mewhort, D. J. K. (2017). Implicit learning is order dependent. Psychological Research, 81, 204-218.
  • Jamieson, R. K., Mewhort, D. J. K., & Hockley, W. E. (2016). A computational account of the production effect: Still playing twenty questions with nature. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 70, 154-164.
  • Johns, B. T., Jamieson, R. K., Crump, M. J. C., Jones, M. N., & Mewhort, D. J. K. (2016). The combinatorial power of experience. In A. Papafragou, D. Grodner, J. Trueswell, & D. Mirman (Eds.), Proceedings of the 38th Annual Cognitive Science Society. Austin TX: Cognitive Science Society.
  • Chubala, C. M., Johns, B. T., Jamieson, R. K., & Mewhort, D. J. K. (2016). Applying an exemplar model to an implicit rule-learning task: Implicit learning of semantic structure. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 69, 1049-1055.
  • Bodner, G. E., Jamieson, R. K., Cormack, D., McDonald, D-L., Bernstein, D. M. (2016). The production effect in recognition memory: Weakening strength can strengthen distinctiveness. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 70, 93-98.
  • Jamieson, R. K., Nevzorova, U., Lee, G., & Mewhort, D. J. K. (2016). Information theory and artificial grammar learning: Inferring grammaticality from redundancy. Psychological Research, 80, 195-211.
  • Curtis, E. T., Chubala, C. M., Spear, J., Jamieson, R. K., Hockley, W. E., & Crump, M. J. C. (2016). False recognition of instruction-set lures. Memory, 24, 32-43.
  • Vokey, J. R., & Jamieson, R. K. (2014). A visual familiarity account of evidence for orthographic processing in baboons (Papio papio). Psychological Science, 25, 991-996.
  • Jamieson, R. K., & Spear, J. (2014). The offline production effect. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 68, 20-28.
  • Chubala, C. M., & Jamieson, R. K. (2013). Recoding and representation in artificial grammar learning. Behavior Research Methods, 45, 470-479.
  • Jamieson, R. K., & Hauri, B. (2012). An exemplar model of performance in the artificial grammar task: Holographic representation. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 66, 98-105.
  • Jamieson, R. K., Crump, M. J. C., & Hannah, S. D. (2012). An instance theory of associative learning. Learning and Behavior, 40, 61-82.
  • Jamieson, R. K., & Mewhort, D. J. K. (2011). Grammaticality is inferred from global similarity: A reply to Kinder (2010). Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 64, 209-216.
  • Jamieson, R. K., Holmes, S., & Mewhort, D. J. K. (2010). Global similarity predicts dissociation of classification and recognition: Evidence questioning the implicit/explicit learning distinction in amnesia. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 36, 1529-1535.
  • Jamieson, R. K., Hannah, S. D., & Crump, M. J. C. (2010). A memory based account of retrospective revaluation. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 64, 153-164.
  • Jamieson, R. K., & Mewhort, D. J. K. (2010). Applying an exemplar model to the artificial-grammar task: String-completion and performance for individual items. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 63, 1014-1039.
  • Jamieson, R. K., & Mewhort, D. J. K. (2010). Holographic stimulus representation and judgement of grammaticality in an exemplar model: Combining item and serial-order information. In S. Ohlsson & R. Catrambone (Eds.), Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Cognitive Science Society. Austin TX: Cognitive Science Society.
  • Jamieson, R. K., & Mewhort, D. J. K. (2009). Applying an exemplar model to the serial reaction time task: Anticipating from experience. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 62, 1757-1783.
  • Jamieson, R. K., & Mewhort, D. J. K. (2009). Applying an exemplar model to the artificial-grammar task: Inferring grammaticality from similarity. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 62, 550-575.
  • Jamieson, R. K., & Mewhort, D. J. K. (2005). The influence of grammatical, local, and organizational redundancy on implicit learning: An analysis using information theory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 31, 9-23.
  • Jamieson, R. K., Thompson, W. F., Cuddy, L. L., & Mewhort, D. J. K. (2003). Do conjunction errors in auditory recognition imply feature migration? Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 57, 125-130.
  • Jamieson, R. K., & Cuddy, L. L. (2001). Song memory: Are text and tune asymmetrically related in recognition memory? Canadian Acoustics, 29, 112-113.

Course Information

Psychology 7310: Psychocinematics
Psychology 7310: Computational psychology
Psychology 7310: Memory disorders
Psychology 7210: Quantitative methods in psychology 2
Psychology 7200: Quantitative methods in psychology 1
Psychology 3580: Language and thought
Psychology 3390: Thinking
Psychology 3340: Design and analysis for psychological experiments
Psychology 2480: Cognitive processes

Funding

Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada 

Research

I conduct computational and experimental examinations of how people and other animals learn, remember, think, and know. I am particularly interested in the problems of implicit learning, associative learning, memory, and knowledge representation. My theoretical goal is to develop a coherent and general account of learning and memory. My applied goal is to leverage those theoretical discoveries to develop applied cognitive technologies.