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Chris Thornton
Lecturer in Computing Science (Informatics)
T: +44 (0)1273 678856 or +44 (0)1273 678195

Selected publications


Thornton, Chris (2017) Predictive processing simplified: the infotropic machine. Brain and Cognition, 112. pp. 13-24. ISSN 0278-2626

Thornton, Chris (2016) Three ways to link merge with hierarchical concept-combination. Biolinguistics, 10. pp. 78-106. ISSN 1450-3417

Thornton, Chris (2014) Infotropism as the underlying principle of perceptual organization. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 61. pp. 38-44. ISSN 0022-2496

Thornton, Chris (2012) Renewing the link between cognitive archeology and cognitive science. Journal of Archaeological Science, 39 (7). pp. 2036-2041. ISSN 0305-4403

Karl, Friston, Thornton, Chris and Andy, Clark (2012) Free-energy minimization and the dark-room problem. Frontiers in Psychology, 3. p. 130. ISSN 1664-1078

Thornton, Chris (2011) Generation of folk song melodies using Bayes transforms. Journal of New Music Research, 40 (4). pp. 293-312. ISSN 0929-8215

Thornton, Chris (2010) Gauging the value of good data: informational embodiment quantification. Adaptive Behavior, 18 (5). pp. 389-399. ISSN 10597123

Thornton, Chris (2009) Representation recovers information. Cognitive Science, 33 (8). pp. 1-30. ISSN 0364-0213

Thornton, Chris (2006) Principled Exploitation of Behavioural Coupling. Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence, 18 (3). pp. 309-330. ISSN 0952813X

Thornton, Chris (2003) Indirect sensing through abstractive learning. Intelligent Data Analysis, 7 (3). pp. 255-266. ISSN 1088-467X

Thornton, Chris and Clark, Andy (1997) Relational learning re-examined. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 20 (1). pp. 83-90. ISSN 0140-525X

Book Section

Thornton, Chris The meronomic model of cognitive change, and its application to neolithic Ҫatalhӧyük. In: Creativity and cognitive change at the dawn of settled life. Cambridge University Press, UK. (Accepted)

Conference or Workshop Item

Thornton, Chris (2013) A natural cure for the pet fish problem: feature emergence as classificatory composition. In: Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, 31 July - 3 August 2013, Berlin, Germany.

Thornton, Chris (2013) A new way of linking information theory with cognitive science. In: Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, 31 July - 3 August 2013, Berlin, Germany.

Thornton, Chris (2007) How thinking inside the box can become thinking outside the box. In: International Joint Workshop on Computational Creativity (IJWCC'07), London, Goldsmiths.