Gregory Dam

Our study is featured on the cover of Complexity

Currently a NU-START postdoc webpage
Email: g-dam at northwestern dot edu

Research interest
Decision making and learning, science and math education, computational cognitive neuroscience

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Refereed articles:

  • Dam, G., & Kording, K. 2009. Exploration and exploitation during sequential search. Cognitive Science, 33 (3), 530-541. (PDF)
  • Wang, J., Dam, G., Yildirim, S., Rand, B., Wilensky, U. & Houk, J., 2008. Reciprocity between the cerebellum and the cerebral cortex: nonlinear dynamics in microscopic modules. Complexity, 14 (2), 29-45.(PDF)
  • Dam, G., & Kaufmann, S., 2008. Computer assessment of interview data using Latent Semantic Analysis. Behavior Research Methods, 40 (1), 8-20. (PDF)


  • Dam, G. 2009. Quantifying people's utility for money from effort choices. (talk) Faculty workshop, Department of Psychology, Northeastern Illinois Univeristy, Chicago, IL.
  • Dam, G, Kuhnen, C., & Kording, K. 2009. The economics of physical effort. (poster) 2009 Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroeconomics, Evanston, IL.
  • Dam, G. 2007. A Bayesian model of motor reward learning. (selected contributed talk) Third Annual Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Conference, San Diego, CA. (abstract | link)
  • Dam, G. 2007. Sequential search behavior. (talk) Northwestern University Cognitive Science Fest ’07.
  • Yildirim S., Dam, G., Houk, J. C. 2007. The mind agents in Netlogo 3.1. (conference paper) Proceedings of Agent Directed Simulation (ADS'07), March 25-29, Norfolk, VA.
  • Dam, G., Yildirim, S., & Houk, J. 2006. Improved control of a distributed processing module using a physiologically inspired activation function. (poster presentation) Second Annual Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Conference, Houston, TX. (abstract)
  • Yildirim S., Dam, G., Houk, J. C. 2006. Agents of the mind to emerge in Netlogo. (talk) Tenth Annual Swarm Agent-Based Simulation Meeting (SwarmFest 2006), University of Notre Dame, Indiana.
  • Dam, G., Yildirim, S., & Houk, J. 2006. A computational model of a cortical-cerebellar microscopic module. (poster presentation and talk) Sixth Understanding Complex Systems Symposium, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL.
  • Dam, G. & Kaufmann, S. 2006. Using Latent Semantic Analysis for interpreting clinical interview data. (symposium talk) Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

Key words: Greg Gregory L. Dam

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