Journal Papers


A causal role for right frontopolar cortex in directed, but not random, exploration
Zajkowski, W., Kossut, M., & Wilson, R. C. (2017)
eLife 6, e27430
[data]

Increased locus coeruleus tonic activity causes disengagement from a patch foraging task
Kane, G. A., Vazey, E. M., Wilson, R. C., Shenhav, A., Daw, D., Aston-Jones, G., & Cohen, J. D. (2017)
Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 1-11

The effect of atomoxetine on random and directed exploration in humans
Warren, C. M., Wilson, R. C., van der Wee, N. J., Giltay, E. J., van Noorden, M. S., Nystrom, L. E., Cohen, J. D., and Nieuwenhuis, S. (2017)
PLoS One 12(4), e0176034
[pdf]

Strategies for exploration in the domain of losses
Krueger, P. K., Wilson, R. C., & Cohen, J. D. (2017)
Judgment and Decision Making 12(2), 104
[pdf]

Charting the expansion of strategic exploratory behavior during adolescence
Somerville, L. H., Sasse, S. F., Garrad, M. C., Drysdale, M. T., Abi Akar, N., Insel, C. & Wilson, R. C. (2017)
Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 146(2), 155-164
[pdf]

Human Orbitofrontal Cortex Represents a Cognitive Map of State Space
Schuck, N. W., Cai, M., Wilson, R. C., & Niv, Y. (2016)
Neuron 91(6), 1402-1412

Catecholamine-Mediated Increases in Gain Enhance the Precision of Cortical Representations
Warren, C. M., Eldar, E., van den Brink, R. L., Tona, K. D., van der Wee, N. J., Giltay, E. J., van Noorden, M. S., Wilson, R. C., Nystrom, L. E., Cohen, J. D., and Nieuwenhuis, S. (2016)
Journal of Neuroscience 36(21), 5699-5708
[pdf]

Bayesian Modeling of the Dynamics of Phase Modulations and their Application to Auditory Event Related Potentials at Different Loudness Scales
Mortezapouraghdam, Z., Wilson, R. C., Schwabe, L., & Strauss, D. J. (2016)
Frontiers in computational neuroscience 10

Reinforcement learning in multidimensional environments relies on attention mechanisms
Niv, Y., Daniel, R., Geana, A., Gershman, S. J., Leong, Y. C., Radulescu, A., & Wilson, R. C. (2016)
Journal of Neuroscience 35(21), 8145-8157

Is Model Fitting Necessary for Model-Based fMRI?
Wilson, R. C., & Niv, Y. (2015)
PLoS Computational Biology 11(6), e1004237
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Humans use directed and random exploration to solve the explore-exploit dilemma
Wilson, R. C., Geana, A., White, J. M., Ludvig, E. A., & Cohen, J. D. (2014)
Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 143(6), 2074-2081
[pdf] [supplement] [data]

Orbitofrontal cortex as a cognitive map of task space
Wilson, R. C., Takahashi, Y. K., Schoenbaum, G. & Niv, Y. (2014)
Neuron 81(2), 267-279

A Delta-rule approximation to Bayesian inference in change-point problems
Wilson, R. C., Nassar, M. R., & Gold, J. I. (2013)
PLoS Computational Biology 9(7), e1003150
[pdf] [supplement]

Rational regulation of learning dynamics by pupil-linked arousal systems
Nassar, M. R., Rumsey, K. M., Wilson, R. C., Parikh, K., Heasly, B., & Gold, J. I. (2012)
Nature Neuroscience 15, 1040-1046

Inferring relevance in a changing world
Wilson, R. C., & Niv, Y. (2011)
Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 5(189)
[pdf]

Expectancy-related firing of midbrain dopamine neurons depends on orbitofrontal cortex
Takahashi, Y. K., Roesch, M. R., Wilson, R. C., Toreson, K., O'Donnell, P., Niv, Y., & Schoenbaum, G. (2011)
Nature Neuroscience 14, 1590-1597

Bayesian online learning of the hazard rate in change-point problems
Wilson, R. C., Nassar, M. R., & Gold, J. I. (2010)
Neural Computation 22(9), 2452-2476
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An approximately Bayesian Delta-rule model explains the dynamics of belief updating in a changing environment
Nassar, M. R., Wilson, R. C., Heasly, B., & Gold, J. I. (2010)
Journal of Neuroscience 30(37), 12366-12378

Parallel Hopfield networks
Wilson, R. C. (2009)
Neural Computation 21(3), 831-850
[pdf]

Sensitivity to motion features in point light displays of biological motion
Das, S. R., Lazarewicz, M. T., Wilson, R. C., & Finkel, L. H. (2009)
Spatial Vision 22(2), 105-125

Two-stage PCA extracts spatiotemporal features for gait recognition
Das, S. R., Wilson, R. C., Lazarewicz, M. T., & Finkel, L. H. (2006)
Journal of Multimedia 1(5), 9-17

Relationships between internal field gradients, diffusion & relaxation in porous media
Wilson, R. C., & Hurlimann, M. D. (2006)
Journal of Magnetic Resonance 183(1), 1-12
[pdf]

Conference Papers


A causal role for right frontopolar cortex in directed, but not random, exploration
Zajkowski, W., Kossut, M., & Wilson, R. C. (2017)
Proceedings of the 15th Annual Meeting of the International Conference on Cognitive Modeling
[pdf] [data]

Wide-eyed and wrong? Pupil dilation and imperfect evidence accumulation in auditory perceptual decisions
Hagen, T. & Wilson, R. C. (2017)
Reinforcement Learning & Decision Making
[pdf]

Mechanisms of Overharvesting in Patch Foraging
Kane, G. A., Bornstein, A. M., Shenhav, A., Wilson, R. C., Daw, D., Aston-Jones, G., & Cohen, J. D. (2017)
Reinforcement Learning & Decision Making

Engagement matters: pupil and mental effort mediate depletion effect on subsequent physical tasks
Kromenacker, B. & Wilson, R. C. (2017)
Reinforcement Learning & Decision Making
[pdf]

Spontaneous Blink Rate Correlates With Financial Risk Taking
Sherman, E., Andrade, C., Sikora, C., Long, E., & Wilson, R. C. (2017)
Reinforcement Learning & Decision Making
[pdf]

What is the nature of decision noise in random exploration?
Wang, S., & Wilson, R. C. (2017)
Reinforcement Learning & Decision Making
[pdf]

Regulation of evidence accumulation by pupil-linked noradrenergic system in humans
Keung, W. & Wilson, R. C. (2017)
Reinforcement Learning & Decision Making

A causal role for right frontopolar cortex in directed, but not random, exploration
Zajkowski, W., Kossut, M., & Wilson, R. C. (2017)
Reinforcement Learning & Decision Making
[pdf]

Boredom, information-seeking and exploration
Geana, A., Wilson, R. C., Daw, N. D. & Cohen, J. D. (2016)
Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society 1, 1751-1756

Information-Seeking, Learning and the Marginal Value Theorem: A Normative Approach to Adaptive Exploration
Geana, A., Wilson, R. C., Daw, N. D. & Cohen, J. D. (2016)
Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society 1, 1793-1798

Humans tradeoff information seeking and randomness in explore-exploit decisions
Wilson, R. C., & Cohen, J. D. (2015)
Reinforcement Learning & Decision Making
[pdf] [poster]

Directed and random exploration in the domain of losses
Krueger, P. K.*, Wilson, R. C.*, & Cohen, J. D. (2015)
Reinforcement Learning & Decision Making
[pdf] [poster]

Bayesian model of proactive and reactive control in the AX-CPT
Lositsky, O., Wilson, R. C., Shvartsman, M., & Cohen, J. D. (2015)
Reinforcement Learning & Decision Making
[pdf]

The grass really is greener on the other side: directed and random exploration in a task without numbers
Krueger, P. K.*, A. Oliver*, Cohen, J. D., & Wilson, R. C. (2015)
Reinforcement Learning & Decision Making
[pdf] [poster]

Exploration strategies in human decision making
Wilson, R. C., Geana, A., White, J. M., Ludvig, E. A. & Cohen, J. D. (2013)
Reinforcement Learning & Decision Making
[pdf] [poster]

Is model fitting necessary for model-based fMRI?
Wilson, R. C., & Niv, Y. (2013)
Reinforcement Learning & Decision Making
[pdf] [poster]

Reward, Risk & Ambiguity in Human Exploration: A Wheel of Fortune Task
Geana, A., Wilson, R. C., & Cohen, J. D. (2013)
Reinforcement Learning & Decision Making
[pdf] [poster]

Towards optimization of a human-inspired heuristic for solving explore-exploit problems
Reverdy, P., Wilson, R. C., Holmes, P., & Leonard, N. E. (2012)
51st IEEE Conference on Decision & Control, (pp. 2820-2825)

The neural costs of optimal control
Gershman, S. J., & Wilson, R. C. (2010)
Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 23, 712-720
[pdf]

A neural implementation of the Kalman filter
Wilson, R. C., & Finkel, L. H. (2009)
Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 22, 2062-2070
[pdf] [supplement] [poster]

Two-stage principal component analysis for gait recognition
Das, S. R., Wilson, R. C., Lazarewicz, M. T., & Finkel, L. H. (2006)
7th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face \& Gesture Recognition, (pp. 579-584)
[pdf]

Motion as shape: a novel method for recognition \& prediction of biological motion
Wilson, R. C., Das, S. R., & Finkel, L. H. (2006)
British Machine Vision Conference, 69.1-69.10

Conference Abstracts


What is the nature of decision noise in random exploration?
Wang, S., & Wilson, R. C. (2017)
Proceedings of the 50th Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology

Adaptive task representations in context-based decision making
Lositsky, O., Wilson, R. C., Shvartsman, M. & Cohen, J. D. (2016)
Society for Neuroscience Abstracts

Tonic locus coeruleus activity regulates foraging behavior
Kane, G., Vazey, E. M., Wilson, R. C., Shenhav, A., James, M. H., Daw, N. D., Aston-Jones, G. & Cohen, J. D. (2016)
Society for Neuroscience Abstracts

Spontaneous blink rate correlates with financial risk taking
Sherman, E. & Wilson, R. C. (2016)
Society for Neuroscience Abstracts
[pdf]

Wide-eyed and wrong? Pupil dilation correlates with imperfect evidence accumulation in auditory perceptual decisions
Hagen, T. & Wilson, R. C. (2016)
Society for Neuroscience Abstracts
[pdf]

The social influence on explore-exploit decisions
Sadeghiyeh, H. Wang, S. & Wilson, R. C. (2016)
Society for Neuroscience Abstracts
[pdf]

The NEUrL Project – Neuroscience Education for Urban Learners
Wilson, R. C., Andrade, C., Carrera, D., Chung, K., Giron, E., Lawwill, A., Low, S., & Vargas, G. (2016)
Society for Neuroscience Abstracts
[pdf]

Exploratory decision making becomes more strategic through adolescence
Sasse, S. F., Garrad, M. C., Drysdale, M. T., Abi Akar, N., Insel, C.,Wilson, R. C., & Somerville, L. H. (2016)
4th Annual Flux Congress

A unifying theory of explore-exploit decisions
Wilson, R. C., & Cohen, J. D. (2016)
Computational and Systems Neuroscience
[pdf] [poster]

Blink different! Blink rate reflects individual differences in directed exploration
Wang, S., Cohen, J. D., & Wilson, R. C. (2016)
Computational and Systems Neuroscience
[pdf] [poster]

The effect of Atomoxetine on random and directed exploration in humans
Warren, C. M., Wilson, R. C., van der Wee, N.J., Giltay, E.J., van Noorden, M.S., Cohen, J. D., & Nieuwenhuis, S (2015)
2015 meeting of the Dutch Society of Psychonomics, Egmond aan de Zee, The Netherlands

Strategies for exploration in the domain of losses
Krueger, P. K.*, Wilson, R. C.*, & Cohen, J. D. (2015)
Computational and Systems Neuroscience
[pdf]

Humans tradeoff information seeking and randomness in explore-exploit decisions
Wilson, R. C., & Cohen, J. D. (2014)
Society for Neuroscience Abstracts
[pdf] [poster]

Is model fitting necessary for model-based fMRI?
Wilson, R. C., & Niv, Y. (2014)
Society for Neuroscience Abstracts
[pdf] [poster]

Reward, Risk & Ambiguity in Human Exploration: A Wheel of Fortune Task
Geana, A., Wilson, R. C., & Cohen, J. D. (2014)
Society for Neuroscience Abstracts

Exploration strategies in human decision making
Wilson, R. C., Geana, A., White, J. M., Ludvig, E. A., & Cohen, J. D. (2013)
Society for Judgement and Decision Making
[pdf] [poster]

The role of adaptive decision noise in exploration
Wilson, R. C., White, J. M., & Cohen, J. D. (2013)
Society for Neuroscience Abstracts
[pdf] [poster]

Bayesian model of proactive and reactive control in the AX-CPT
Lositsky, O., Wilson, R. C., White, J. M., & Cohen, J. D. (2013)
Computational Psychiatry
[pdf] [poster]

Orbitofrontal cortex as a cognitive map of task space.
Wilson, R. C., Takahashi, Y. K., Schoenbaum, G., & Niv, Y. (2013)
Neuroeconomics
[pdf]

Orbitofrontal cortex as a cognitive map of task space: implications for reversal learning and extinction
Wilson, R. C., Takahashi, Y. K., Schoenbaum, G., & Niv, Y. (2012)
Society for Neuroscience Abstracts
[pdf] [poster]

Why the grass is greener on the other side: Behavioral evidence for an ambiguity bonus in human exploratory decision-making
Wilson, R. C., Geana, A., White, J. M., Ludvig, E. A., & Cohen, J. D. (2011)
Society for Neuroscience Abstracts
[pdf] [poster]

Separate roles for reward magnitude and uncertainty in the explore-exploit dilemma
Geana, A., Wilson, R. C., White, J. M., Ludvig, E. A., & Cohen, J. D. (2011)
Society for Neuroscience Abstracts
[pdf] [poster]

Group foraging task reveals separable influences of individual experience and social information
Tomlin, D., Nedic, A., Todd, M. T., Wilson, R. C., Prentice, D. A., Holmes, P., & Cohen, J. D. (2011)
Society for Neuroscience Abstracts

What is the role of orbitofrontal cortex in dopamine-dependent reinforcement learning?
Wilson, R. C., Takahashi, Y. K., Schoenbaum, G., & Niv, Y. (2011)
2011 Annual Meeting of the Sloan-Swartz Centers for Theoretical Neurobiology
[pdf]

What is the role of orbitofrontal cortex in dopamine-dependent reinforcement learning?
Wilson, R. C., Takahashi, Y. K., Schoenbaum, G., & Niv, Y. (2011)
Computational and Systems Neuroscience
[pdf]

A computational model of the role of orbitofrontal cortex and ventral striatum in signaling reward expectancy in reinforcement learning
Wilson, R. C., Takahashi, Y. K., Roesch, M. R., Stalnaker, T., Schoenbaum, G., & Niv, Y. (2010)
Society for Neuroscience Abstracts
[pdf] [poster]

Inferring relevance in a changing world
Wilson, R. C., Cohen, J. D., & Niv, Y. (2010)
Society for Neuroscience Abstracts
[pdf] [poster]

A delta-rule approximation to Bayesian inference in change-point problems
Wilson, R. C., Nassar, M. R., & Gold, J. I. (2010)
Computational and Systems Neuroscience

Pupillometric evidence for a role of locus coeruleus in dynamic belief updating
Nassar, M. R., Wilson, R. C., Kalwani, R., Heasly, B., & Gold, J. I. (2009)
Computational and Systems Neuroscience

An ideal observer model for optimal inference in the presence of different types of uncertainty
Wilson, R. C., Nassar, M. R., & Gold, J. I. (2009)
Computational and Systems Neuroscience
[pdf]

A neural implementation of predictive coding
Wilson, R. C., Das, S. R., & Finkel, L. H. (2008)
Computational and Systems Neuroscience
[pdf]

Parallel Hopfield networks
Wilson, R. C. (2007)
Computational and Systems Neuroscience
[pdf] [poster]

Relationships between internal field gradients, diffusion and relaxation in porous media
Wilson, R. C., & Hurlimann, M. D. (2006)
8th International Bologna Conference on Magnetic Resonance in Porous Media (MRPM8)
[poster]

Maximum likelihood decoding of moving stimuli using divisive normalization line attractor neural networks
Wilson, R. C., & Finkel, L. H. (2006)
Computational and Systems Neuroscience
[pdf]

NMR study of the dynamic properties of bone water
Wilson, R. C. Fernandez-Seara, M. A., & Wehrli, F. W. (2004)
12th Annual Meeting of the ISMRM
[pdf] [poster]