Topics in Cognitive Science

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Edited By: Wayne D. Gray

Impact Factor: 2.0

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 42/84 (Psychology Experimental)

Online ISSN: 1756-8765

Associated Title(s): Cognitive Science

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“The Gaze Heuristic:” Biography of an Adaptively Rational Decision Process
Robert P. Hamlin

This article is a case study that describes the natural and human history of the gaze heuristic. The gaze heuristic is an interception heuristic that utilizes a single input (deviation from a constant angle of approach) repeatedly as a task is performed.

To read an introduction to the featured article, see A Simple Heuristic Successfully Used by Humans, Animals, and Machines: The Story of the RAF and Luftwaffe, Hawks and Ducks, Dogs and Frisbees, Baseball Outfielders and Sidewinder Missiles—Oh My!, by Gerd Gigerenzer and Wayne D. Gray

Highly Cited Articles

As of June 2017, the following four articles from the April 2017 issue of Topics in Cognitive Science have been designated as "highly cited" by ISI. Each paper has received enough citations to place it in the top 1% of the academic field of Psychiatry/Psychology, based upon a highly cited threshold for the field and publication year.

Applying Aspects of the Expert Performance Approach to Better Understand the Structure of Skill and Mechanisms of Skill Acquisition in Video Games
Walter R. Boot, Anna Sumner, Tyler J. Towne, Paola Rodriguez, and K. Anders Ericsson

Cognitive Analysis of Educational Games: The Number Game
Han L. J. van der Maas and Enkhbold Nyamsuren

Using Video Game Telemetry Data to Research Motor Chunking, Action Latencies, and Complex Cognitive-Motor Skill Learning
Joseph J. Thompson, C. M. McColeman, Ekaterina R. Stepanova, and Mark R. Blair

Testing Sleep Consolidation in Skill Learning: A Field Study Using an Online Game
Tom Stafford and Erwin Haasnoot