Dr. Brandon Turner

Dr. Brandon Turner

Dr. Brandon Turner

Associate Professor, Cognitive


200C Lazenby Hall
1827 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH

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Brandon Turner received his B.S. from Missouri State University in mathematics and psychology in 2008, and his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in 2011. His research interests include dynamic models of cognition and perceptual decision making, efficient methods for performing likelihood-free and likelihood-informed Bayesian inference, and unifying behavioral and neural explanations of cognition. His current focus is on understanding how external factors such as the environment, and internal factors such as working memory interact to shape an observer's perception of the world, and ultimately how this perception drives their decisions.

Selected Publications 

Turner, B. M., Rodriguez, C. A., Norcia, T., Steyvers, M., and McClure, S. M. (in press). Why More is Better: A Method for Simultaneously Modeling EEG, fMRI, and Behavior. NeuroImage.

Turner, B. M., Van Maanen, L. Forstmann, B. U. (2015). Combining cognitive abstractions with neurophysiology: The Neural Drift Diffusion Model. Psychological Review. 122, 312-336.

Turner, B. M., and Sederberg, P. B. (2014). A generalized, likelihood-free method for posterior estimation. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review. 21, 227-250.

Turner, B. M., Dennis, S., and Van Zandt, T. (2013). Likelihood-free Bayesian analysis of memory models. Psychological Review. 120, 667-678.

Turner, B. M., Forstmann, B. U., Wagenmakers, E. J., Brown, S. D., Sederberg, P. B., and Steyvers, M. (2013). A Bayesian framework for simultaneously modeling neural and behavioral data. NeuroImage. 72, 193-206.

Turner, B. M., and Van Zandt, T. (2012). A tutorial on approximate Bayesian computation. Journal of Mathematical Psychology. 56, 69-85.

Turner, B. M., Van Zandt, T., and Brown, S. (2011). A dynamic, stimulus-driven model of signal detection Psychological Review. 118(4), 583-613.