Embic Scientists Honored for Work to Quantify Cognition

Embic Scientists Honored for Work to Quantify Cognition

Newport Beach, August 29, 2023

Embic’s Jason R. Bock, director of informatics and Dr. William R. Shankle, chief medical officer, along with team lead Dr. Michael Lee, cognitive sciences professor at the University of California, Irvine, were presented the R. Duncan Luce Outstanding Paper Award which recognizes the most outstanding paper published in the Journal of Mathematical Psychology over the last three years. 

The award, presented by the Society for Mathematical Psychology, validates Embic’s innovative approach to quantifying the latent cognitive processes of encoding and retrieval.

“The receipt of this prestigious award further confirms the value of Embic’s innovative approach and recognizes the significant contributions Embic has made in the field of cognitive modeling and data analytics,” said Bock.

Embic has further enhanced and embedded this hierarchical Bayesian model approach into a cognitive assessment platform and offers it under its Academic Initiative to the global academic research community at no cost. The model quantifies the unobservable processes of encoding and retrieval that are fundamental to memory and other cognitive functions which provides a new standard of precision in evaluating cognitive performance. Among its many applications, this approach can identify persons in the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s disease who can most benefit as candidates for clinical trials and recently approved drug treatments.

This year’s award was announced at the 56th Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology and the 21st International Conference on Cognitive Modeling, held on July 18-21, 2023, at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Read the winning paper, “An application of multinomial processing tree models and Bayesian methods to understanding memory impairmenthere.

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