Publications

    Tobias Gerstenberg

  • Max Kleiman-Weiner, Tobias Gerstenberg, Sydney Levine, Joshua B. Tenebaum:
    Inference of intention and permissibility in moral decision making (pdf) (bibtex)
    Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society
    #moral judgment, #social cognition, #intention, #theory of mind, #influence diagrams, #counterfactuals
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    author = {Max Kleiman-Weiner and Tobias Gerstenberg and Sydney Levine and Joshua B. Tenebaum},
    journal = {Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society},
    title = {Inference of intention and permissibility in moral decision making},
    year = {2015},
    keywords = {moral judgment, social cognition, intention, theory of mind, influence diagrams, counterfactuals},
    doi = {},
    url = {http://www.mit.edu/~maxkw/pdf/kleiman2015inference.pdf}
    }
  • Neil Bramley, Tobias Gerstenberg, Joshua B. Tenenbaum:
    Natural science: Active learning in dynamic physical microworlds (pdf) (bibtex)
    Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society
    #causality, #learning, #intuitive physics
    @article{NeilBramley:2016:87d9f,
    author = {Neil Bramley and Tobias Gerstenberg and Joshua B. Tenenbaum},
    journal = {Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society},
    title = {Natural science: Active learning in dynamic physical microworlds},
    year = {2016},
    keywords = {causality, learning, intuitive physics},
    doi = {},
    url = {http://web.mit.edu/tger/www/papers/Natural%20science%20Active%20learning%20in%20dynamic%20physical%20microworlds,%20Bramley,%20Gerstenberg,%20Tenenbaum,%202016.pdf}
    }
  • Tobias Gerstenberg, Joshua B. Tenenbaum:
    Understanding “almost”: Empirical and computational studies of near misses (pdf) (bibtex)
    Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society
    #counterfactuals, #causality, #intuitive physics, #language, #almost
    @article{TobiasGerstenberg:2016:5328e,
    author = {Tobias Gerstenberg and Joshua B. Tenenbaum},
    journal = {Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society},
    title = {Understanding “almost”: Empirical and computational studies of near misses},
    year = {2016},
    keywords = {counterfactuals, causality, intuitive physics, language, almost},
    doi = {},
    url = {http://web.mit.edu/tger/www/papers/Understanding%20almost%20Empirical%20and%20computational%20studies%20of%20near%20misses,%20Gerstenberg,%20Tenenbaum,%202016.pdf}
    }
  • Laura Niemi, Joshua Hartshorne, Tobias Gerstenberg, Liane Young:
    Implicit measurement of motivated causal attribution (pdf) (bibtex)
    Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society
    #morality, #causality, #language
    @article{LauraNiemi:2016:e3941,
    author = {Laura Niemi and Joshua Hartshorne and Tobias Gerstenberg and Liane Young},
    journal = {Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society},
    title = {Implicit measurement of motivated causal attribution},
    year = {2016},
    keywords = {morality, causality, language},
    doi = {},
    url = {http://web.mit.edu/tger/www/papers/Implicit%20measurement%20of%20motivated%20causal%20attribution,%20Niemi%20et%20al.,%202016.pdf}
    }
  • Mark Alicke, David Mandel, Denis Hilton, Tobias Gerstenberg, David Lagnado:
    Causal conceptions in social explanation and moral evaluation: A historical tour (pdf) (bibtex)
    Perspectives on Psychological Science
    #causality, #attribution, #counterfactuals, #theory of mind
    @article{MarkAlicke:2015:3d8b0,
    author = {Mark Alicke and David Mandel and Denis Hilton and Tobias Gerstenberg and David Lagnado},
    journal = {Perspectives on Psychological Science},
    title = {Causal conceptions in social explanation and moral evaluation: A historical tour},
    year = {2015},
    keywords = {causality, attribution, counterfactuals, theory of mind},
    doi = {},
    url = {http://web.mit.edu/tger/www/papers/Causal%20Conceptions%20in%20Social%20Explanation%20and%20Moral%20Evaluation%20A%20Historical%20Tour,%20Alicke%20et%20al.,%202015.pdf}
    }
  • Kelsey Allen, Julian Jara-Ettinger, Tobias Gerstenberg, Max Kleiman-Weiner, Joshua Tenenbaum:
    Go fishing! Responsibility judgments when cooperation breaks down (pdf) (bibtex)
    Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society
    #responsibility, #cooperation, #counterfactuals, #causality, #social cognition
    @article{KelseyAllen:2015:2070d,
    author = {Kelsey Allen and Julian Jara-Ettinger and Tobias Gerstenberg and Max Kleiman-Weiner and Joshua Tenenbaum},
    journal = {Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society},
    title = {Go fishing! Responsibility judgments when cooperation breaks down},
    year = {2015},
    keywords = {responsibility, cooperation, counterfactuals, causality, social cognition},
    doi = {},
    url = {http://web.mit.edu/tger/www/papers/Go%20fishing!%20Responsibility%20judgments%20when%20cooperation%20breaks%20down,%20Allen%20et%20al.,%202015.pdf}
    }
  • Tobias Gerstenberg, Noah Goodman, David Lagnado, Joshua Tenenbaum:
    How, whether, why: Causal judgments as counterfactual contrasts (pdf) (bibtex)
    Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society
    #causality, #counterfactuals, #intuitive physics
    @article{TobiasGerstenberg:2015:8b39b,
    author = {Tobias Gerstenberg and Noah Goodman and David Lagnado and Joshua Tenenbaum},
    journal = {Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society},
    title = {How, whether, why: Causal judgments as counterfactual contrasts},
    year = {2015},
    keywords = {causality, counterfactuals, intuitive physics},
    doi = {},
    url = {http://web.mit.edu/tger/www/papers/How,%20whether,%20why%20Causal%20judgments%20as%20counterfactual%20contrasts,%20Gerstenberg%20et%20al.,%202015.pdf}
    }
  • Tobias Gerstenberg, Joseph Halpern, Joshua Tenenbaum:
    Responsibility judgments in voting scenarios (pdf) (bibtex)
    Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society
    #responsibility, #causality, #counterfactuals
    @article{TobiasGerstenberg:2015:2e47d,
    author = {Tobias Gerstenberg and Joseph Halpern and Joshua Tenenbaum},
    journal = {Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society},
    title = {Responsibility judgments in voting scenarios},
    year = {2015},
    keywords = {responsibility, causality, counterfactuals},
    doi = {},
    url = {http://web.mit.edu/tger/www/papers/Responsibility%20judgments%20in%20voting%20scenarios,%20Gerstenberg,%20Halpern,%20Tenenbaum,%202015.pdf}
    }
  • Noah Goodman, Joshua Tenenbaum, Tobias Gerstenberg:
    Concepts in a probabilistic language of thought (pdf) (bibtex)
    The Conceptual Mind: New Directions in the Study of Concepts
    #concepts, #representation, #learning, #causality, #intuitive physics, #intuitive psychology
    @article{NoahGoodman:2015:d2016,
    author = {Noah Goodman and Joshua Tenenbaum and Tobias Gerstenberg},
    journal = {The Conceptual Mind: New Directions in the Study of Concepts},
    title = {Concepts in a probabilistic language of thought},
    year = {2015},
    keywords = {concepts, representation, learning, causality, intuitive physics, intuitive psychology},
    doi = {},
    url = {http://web.mit.edu/tger/www/papers/Concepts%20in%20a%20probabilistic%20language%20of%20thought%20(Goodman,%20Tenenbaum,%20Gerstenberg,%202014).pdf}
    }
  • Jonathan Kominsky, Jonathan Phillips, Tobias Gerstenberg, David Lagnado, Joshua Knobe:
    Causal superseding (pdf) (bibtex)
    Cognition
    #causality, #attribution, #counterfactuals, #normality
    @article{JonathanKominsky:2015:4e74a,
    author = {Jonathan Kominsky and Jonathan Phillips and Tobias Gerstenberg and David Lagnado and Joshua Knobe},
    journal = {Cognition},
    title = {Causal superseding},
    year = {2015},
    keywords = {causality, attribution, counterfactuals, normality},
    doi = {},
    url = {http://web.mit.edu/tger/www/papers/Causal%20superseding,%20Kominsky%20et%20al.,%202015.pdf}
    }
  • David Lagnado, Tobias Gerstenberg:
    A difference-making framework for intuitive judgments of responsibility (pdf) (bibtex)
    Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility
    #responsibility, #causality, #counterfactuals
    @article{DavidLagnado:2015:1ec9c,
    author = {David Lagnado and Tobias Gerstenberg},
    journal = {Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility},
    title = {A difference-making framework for intuitive judgments of responsibility},
    year = {2015},
    keywords = {responsibility, causality, counterfactuals},
    doi = {},
    url = {http://web.mit.edu/tger/www/papers/A%20Difference-Making%20Framework%20for%20Intuitive%20Judgments%20of%20Responsibility,%20Lagnado,%20Gerstenberg,%202015.pdf}
    }
  • Tobias Gerstenberg, Joshua B. Tenenbaum:
    Intuitive Theories (pdf) (bibtex)
    Oxford Handbook of Causal Reasoning
    #intuitive theories, #causality, #counterfactuals, #intuitive physics, #intuitive psychology
    @article{TobiasGerstenberg:2017:9a988,
    author = {Tobias Gerstenberg and Joshua B. Tenenbaum},
    journal = {Oxford Handbook of Causal Reasoning},
    title = {Intuitive Theories},
    year = {2017},
    keywords = {intuitive theories, causality, counterfactuals, intuitive physics, intuitive psychology},
    doi = {},
    url = {http://web.mit.edu/tger/www/papers/Intuitive%20Theories,%20Gerstenberg,%20Tenenbaum,%202017.pdf}
    }
  • David A. Lagnado, Tobias Gerstenberg:
    Causation in legal and moral reasoning (pdf) (bibtex)
    Oxford Handbook of Causal Reasoning
    #causal reasoning, #moral reasoning, #counterfactuals
    @article{DavidA.Lagnado:2017:4f10c,
    author = {David A. Lagnado and Tobias Gerstenberg},
    journal = {Oxford Handbook of Causal Reasoning},
    title = {Causation in legal and moral reasoning},
    year = {2017},
    keywords = {causal reasoning, moral reasoning, counterfactuals},
    doi = {},
    url = {http://web.mit.edu/tger/www/papers/Causation%20in%20legal%20and%20moral%20reasoning,%20Lagnado,%20Gerstenberg,%202017.pdf}
    }
  • Neil R. Bramley, Ralf Mayrhofer, Tobias Gerstenberg, David A. Lagnado:
    Causal learning from interventions and dynamics in continuous time (pdf) (bibtex)
    Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society
    #causal learning, #intervention, #time, #causal cycles, #structure induction, #dynamics
    @article{NeilR.Bramley:2017:a79d7,
    author = {Neil R. Bramley and Ralf Mayrhofer and Tobias Gerstenberg and David A. Lagnado},
    journal = {Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society},
    title = {Causal learning from interventions and dynamics in continuous time},
    year = {2017},
    keywords = {causal learning, intervention, time, causal cycles, structure induction, dynamics},
    doi = {},
    url = {http://web.mit.edu/tger/www/papers/Causal%20learning%20from%20interventions%20and%20dynamics%20in%20continuous%20time,%20Bramley%20et%20al.,%202017.pdf}
    }
  • Tobias Gerstenberg, Liang Zhou, Kevin A. Smith, Joshua B. Tenenbaum:
    Faulty towers: A hypothetical simulation model of physical support (pdf) (bibtex)
    Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society
    #causality, #counterfactual, #hypothetical, #mental simulation, #intuitive physics, #physical support
    @article{TobiasGerstenberg:2017:d421a,
    author = {Tobias Gerstenberg and Liang Zhou and Kevin A. Smith and Joshua B. Tenenbaum},
    journal = {Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society},
    title = {Faulty towers: A hypothetical simulation model of physical support},
    year = {2017},
    keywords = {causality, counterfactual, hypothetical, mental simulation, intuitive physics, physical support},
    doi = {},
    url = {http://web.mit.edu/tger/www/papers/Intuitive%20Theories,%20Gerstenberg,%20Tenenbaum,%202017.pdf}
    }
  • Ilker Yildirim, Tobias Gerstenberg, Basil Saeed, Marc Toussant, Joshua B. Tenenbaum:
    Physical problem solving: Joint planning with symbolic, geometric, and dynamic constraints (pdf) (bibtex)
    Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society
    #planning, #problem solving, #logic-geometric programming, #intuitive physics, #scene understanding
    @article{IlkerYildirim:2017:b8461,
    author = {Ilker Yildirim and Tobias Gerstenberg and Basil Saeed and Marc Toussant and Joshua B. Tenenbaum},
    journal = {Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society},
    title = {Physical problem solving: Joint planning with symbolic, geometric, and dynamic constraints},
    year = {2017},
    keywords = {planning, problem solving, logic-geometric programming, intuitive physics, scene understanding},
    doi = {},
    url = {http://web.mit.edu/tger/www/papers/Physical%20problem%20solving%20Joint%20planning%20with%20symbolic,%20geometric,%20and%20dynamic%20constraints,%20Yildirim%20et%20al.,%202017.pdf}
    }
  • Simon Stephan, Pascale Willemsen, Tobias Gerstenberg:
    Marbles in Inaction: Counterfactual Simulation and Causation by Omission (pdf) (bibtex)
    Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society
    #causality, #counterfactuals, #causation by omission, #causal attribution, #mental simulation, #intuitive physics
    @article{SimonStephan:2017:26b30,
    author = {Simon Stephan and Pascale Willemsen and Tobias Gerstenberg},
    journal = {Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society},
    title = {Marbles in Inaction: Counterfactual Simulation and Causation by Omission},
    year = {2017},
    keywords = {causality, counterfactuals, causation by omission, causal attribution, mental simulation, intuitive physics},
    doi = {},
    url = {http://web.mit.edu/tger/www/papers/Marbles%20in%20Inaction%20Counterfactual%20Simulation%20and%20Causation%20by%20Omission,%20Stephan,%20Willemsen,%20Gerstenberg,%202017.pdf}
    }
  • Tobias Gerstenberg, Matthew F Peterson, Noah D Goodman, David A Lagnado, Joshua B Tenenbaum:
    Eye-Tracking Causality (web) (doi) (bibtex)
    Psychological Science
    #causality, #counterfactuals, #mental simulation, #intuitive physics, #eye tracking, #open data, #open materials
    @article{TobiasGerstenberg:2017:9fd98,
    author = {Tobias Gerstenberg and Matthew F Peterson and Noah D Goodman and David A Lagnado and Joshua B Tenenbaum},
    journal = {Psychological Science},
    title = { Eye-Tracking Causality},
    year = {2017},
    keywords = {causality, counterfactuals, mental simulation, intuitive physics, eye tracking, open data, open materials},
    doi = {10.1177/0956797617713053},
    url = {http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0956797617713053}
    }

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