Publications

In press

Butkus, E.*, Belledonne, M.*, Scholl, B.J., & Yildirim, I. (2020.) Modeling temporal attention in dynamic scenes: Hypothesis-driven resource allocation using adaptive computation explains both objective tracking performance and subjective effort judgments. 42nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

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2020

Efficient inverse graphics in biological face processing. (in press). Yildirim, I., Belledonne, M., Freiwald, W., & Tenenbaum, J.B. Science Advances.

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Physical object representations for perception and cognition. Yildirim, I., Siegel, M., & Tenenbaum, J.B. The Cognitive Neurosciences, 6th edition, Gazzaniga, Mangun, Poeppel (Editors). 

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2019

Explaining intuitive difficulty judgments by modeling physical effort and risk. (2019). Yildirim, I.*, Saeed, B.*, Gerstenberg, T., Bennett-Pierre, G., Tenenbaum, J.B.+, Gweon, H.+ 41st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

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An integrative computational architecture for object-driven cortex. (2019). Yildirim, I., Wu, J., Kanwisher, N., & Tenenbaum, J.B. Current Opinion in Neurobiology.

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Modeling human intuitions about liquid flow with particle-based simulation. (2019). Bates, C.J., Yildirim, I., Battaglia, P.W., Tenenbaum, J.B. PLoS Computational Biology.

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2018

Neurocomputational modeling of human physical scene understanding. (2018). Yildirim, I.*, Smith, K.*, Belledonne, M.*, Wu, J., & Tenenbaum, J.B. In 2nd Cognitive Computational Neuroscience Conference (CCN). [Selected as a talk.]

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2017

Self-supervised intrinsic image decomposition. (2017). Janner, M., Wu, J., Kulkarni, T., Yildirim, I., Tenenbaum, J.B. Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS).

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Physical problem solving: Joint planning with symbolic, geometric, and dynamic constraints. (2017) Yildirim, I.*, Gerstenberg, T.*, Saeed, B., Toussaint, M., Tenenbaum, J.B. Proceedings of the Thirty-Night Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

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Causal and compositional generative models in online perception. (2017) Yildirim, I.*, Janner M.*, Belledonne, M., Wallraven, C., Freiwald, W., Tenenbaum, J.B. Proceedings of the Thirty-Night Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

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2016

Perceiving Fully Occluded Objects via Physical Simulation. Yildirim, I.*, Siegel, M.*, Tenenbaum, J.B. Proceedings of the Thirty-Eight Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

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Integrating Identification and Perception: A case study of familiar and unfamiliar face processing. Allen, K.R., Yildirim, I., Tenenbaum, J.B. Proceedings of the Thirty-Eight Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

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2015

From Sensory Signals to Modality-Independent Conceptual Representations: A Probabilistic Language of Thought Approach. Erdogan, G., Yildirim, I., & Jacobs, R. A. (in press). PLoS Computational Biology.

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Galileo: Perceiving physical object properties by integrating a physics engine with deep learning. (2015). Wu, J.*, Yildirim, I.*, Lim, J., Freeman, W.T., & Tenenbaum, J.B. Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS). *equal contributions, authors listed in the alphabetical order.

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Efficient analysis-by-synthesis in vision: A computational framework, behavioral tests, and modeling neuronal representations. Yildirim, I., Kulkarni, T.D., Freiwald, W.A., & Tenenbaum, J.B. In Proceedings of the Thirty-Seventh Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

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Humans predict liquid dynamics using probabilistic simulation. Bates, C. J., Yildirim, I., Tenenbaum, J.B., & Battaglia, P.W. In Proceedings of the Thirty-Seventh Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

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Learning Multisensory Representations for Auditory-Visual Transfer of Sequence Category Knowledge: A Probabilistic Language of Thought Approach Yildirim, I. & Jacobs, R.A. (2015). Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 22(3), p.673.

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Talker-specificity and adaptation in quantifier interpretation. Yildirim, I., Degen, J., Tanenhaus, M. K., & Jaeger, T. F. (2015). Journal of Memory and Language.

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2014

Transfer of object shape knowledge across visual and haptic modalities. Erdogan, G., Yildirim, I., & Jacobs, R. A. In Proceedings of the Thirty-Sixth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

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From Perception to Conception: Learning Multisensory Representations. Yildirim, I. (2014). Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY.

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2013

Transfer of Object Category Knowledge Across Visual and Haptic Modalities: Experimental and Computational Studies. Yildirim, I. & Jacobs, R. A. (2013). Cognition, 126, 135-148.

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Linguistic Variability and Adaptation in Quantifier Meanings. Yildirim, I., Degen, J., Tanenhaus, M. K., & Jaeger, T. F. (2013). In Proceedings of the Thirty-Fifth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

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2012 and before

Cooperative Sign Language Tutoring: A Multiagent Approach. (2009). Yildirim, I., Aran, O., Yolum, P., & Akarun, L. In Proceedings of Engineering Societies in Agents’ World X.

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A Rational Analysis of the Acquisition of Multisensory Representations. Yildirim, I. & Jacobs, R. A. (2012). Cognitive Science, 36(2), 305-332.

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A Bayesian Nonparametric Approach to Multisensory Perception. Yildirim, I. & Jacobs, R. A. (2010). In Proceedings of the Thirty-Second Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society .

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Hybrid Models for Achieving and Maintaining Cooperative Symbiotic Groups. (2009). Yildirim, I. & Yolum, P. Mind & Society.

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