Minority Cognitive Modellers

A community-sourced list of minority cognitive modellers: compcog.science!

Christina Bergmann and I have wanted to create a list of women and non-binary people in computational cognitive modelling for probably around 3-4 years now (she has written more on this on CogTales, Building a network of women and nonbinary cognitive modelers). It was tough when we first tried to do it: because it is not always clear who is a modeller just from looking at a scientific publication, as often being/self-identifying as a modeller is not exactly the same as being on the author list of a modelling paper; because Twitter lists, which were our first idea, sadly live and die by the single person who created them on Twitter; and because at the time neither her nor I really knew how to reach out to get such lists from others, broadening our horizons.

The other day β€” thanks to Nora Newcombe for making me think of this by asking about a related topic β€” I decided my Twitter account was probably a good place to ask the scientific community for the names of women and non-binary people in cognitive modelling. To my pleasant surprise, the tweet (below and here) managed to generate a larger amount of names in the replies than I alone could ever:

The dedicated website is: compcog.science β€” and all minorities in cognitive modelling are welcome! Finally, thank you everybody for all the names and support!


  author = "Olivia Guest",
  title = "Minority Cognitive Modellers",
  year = "2018",
  howpublished = "Blog post",
  url = "http://neuroplausible.com/compcog"