Thomas R. Shultz

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Contact Information:


Office: 2001 McGill College, 712
Phone: 514.398.6139
Email:  thomas.shultz[at]


Mailing Address:
Department of Psychology
2001 McGill College, 7th floor
Montreal, QC
H3A 1G1


Thomas R. Shultz

Research Areas:

Cognition & Cognitive Neuroscience | Developmental Science |  Social & Personality | Quantitative & Modelling

Research Summary:

Prof. Shultz is interested in cognitive science, cognitive development, decision-making, cognitive consistency, evolution and learning, and computational and mathematical modeling. Current projects include decision making, integration of Bayesian and neural network approaches to psychological development, and evolution of early hominin species.

Selected References:

Nobandegani, A. S., & Shultz, T. R. (2017). Converting cascade-correlation neural nets into probabilistic generative models. In G. Gunzelmann, A. Howes, T. Tenbrink, & E. J. Davelaar (Eds.), Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1029-1034). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Shultz, T. R., Montrey, M., & Aplin, L. M. (2017). Modelling the spread of innovation in wild birds. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 14: 20170215.

Kharratzadeh, M., Montrey, M., Metz, A., & Shultz, T. R. (2017). Specialized hybrid learners resolve Rogers’ paradox about the adaptive value of social learning. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 414(February 2017), 8–16.

Kharratzadeh, M., & Shultz, T. R. (2016). Neural implementation of probabilistic models of cognition. Cognitive Systems Research, 40, 99-113.

Shultz, T. R. (2015). Connectionist models of development. In J. D. Wright (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (2 ed., pp. 1–8). Oxford: Elsevier, ISBN 9780080970875, .

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