Below you can find a list of publications. Many of the publications also include links to data and model code. Please contact me if you’re having any difficulties accessing something you need: adamosth at

News Articles

3. Osth, A. F. (2021). What day is it? How holidays warp our sense of time. The Conversation. (link)

2. Osth, A. F. (2021). How the Groundhog Day grind of lockdown scrambles your memory and sense of time. The Conversation. (link)

1. Osth, A. F. (2019). Here’s why memories come flooding back when you visit places from your past. The Conversation. (link)

Authored Books

1. Palestro, J. J., Sederberg, P. B., Osth, A. F., Van Zandt, T., & Turner, B. M. (2018). Likelihood-free Methods for Cognitive Science. Springer: New York. (link)

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Note: student contributions underlined


1. Fox, J., & Osth, A. F. (submitted). Modeling the continuous recognition paradigm to determine how retrieval can impact subsequent retrievals. (pdf)

2. Osth, A. F., & Zhang, L. R. (submitted). Integrating word-form representations with global similarity computation in recognition memory. (pdf)

3. Chen, H., Heathcote, A., Sauer, J. D., Palmer, M., & Osth, A. F. (submitted). Greater target or lure variability? An exploration on the effects of stimulus types and memory paradigms. (pdf)

2023 and in press

28. Zhou, J., Osth, A. F., & Smith, P. L. (2023). The spatiotemporal gradient of intrusion errors in continuous outcome source memory. Cognitive Psychology, 141, 101552.

27. Osth, A. F., Zhou, A., Lilburn, S., & Little, D. R. (2023). Novelty rejection in episodic memory. Psychological Review, 130, 720-769. (pdf, data/model code)

26. Osth, A. F., & Hurlstone, M. J. (2023). Do item-dependent context representations underlie serial order in cognition? Commentary on Logan (2021). Psychological Review, 130, 513-545. (pdf, data/model code).


25. Yim, H., Osth, A. F., Sloutsky, V. F., & Dennis, S. (2022). Sources of interference in memory across development. Psychological Science, 33, 1154-1171. (pdf)

24. Fox, J., & Osth, A. F. (2022). Does source memory exist for unrecognized items? . Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 48, 242-271. (pdf, data/model code)


23. Zhou, J., Osth, A. F., Lilburn, S. D., & Smith, P. L. (2021). A circular diffusion model of continuous-outcome source memory retrieval. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 28, 1112-1130. (pdf, data/model code)

22. Osth, A. F., Reed, A., & Farrell, S. (2021). How do recall requirements affect decision-making in free recall initiation? A linear ballistic accumulator model approach. Memory & Cognition, 49, 968-983. (pdf, data/model code)

21. Reynolds, A., Garton, R., Kvam, P., Sauer, J., Osth, A. F., & Heathcote, A. (2021). A dynamic model of deciding not to choose. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 150, 42-66. (pdf, data/model code)


20. Reynolds, A., Kvam, P., Osth, A. F., & Heathcote, A. (2020). Correlated racing evidence accumulator models. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 96, 102331. (pdf, data/model code)

19. Osth, A. F., Shabahang, K. D., Mewhort, D. J. K., & Heathcote, A. (2020). Global semantic similarity effects in recognition memory: Insights from BEAGLE representations and the diffusion decision model. Journal of Memory and Language, 111, 104071. (pdf, data/model code)

18. Fox, J., Dennis, S. & Osth, A. F. (2020). Accounting for the buildup of proactive interference across lists in a list length paradigm reveals a dominance of item-noise in recognition memory. Journal of Memory and Language, 110, 104065. (pdf, data/model code)

17. Osth, A. F., Dunn, J. C., Heathcote, A., & Ratcliff, R. (2020). Two processes are not necessary to understand memory deficits. Behavioral and Brain Sciences.


16. Lilburn, S. D., Little, D. R., Osth, A. F., & Smith, P. L. (2019). Cultural problems cannot be solved with technical solutions alone. Computational Brain & Behavior, 3-4, 170-175.

15. Starns, J. J., Cataldo, A.M., Rotello, C. M., Annis, J., Aschenbrenner, A., Bröder, A., Cox, G., Criss, A., Curl, R. A., Dobbins, I. G., Dunn, J., Enam, T., Evans, N. J., Farrell, S., Fraundorf, S. H., Gronlund, S. D., Heathcote, A., Heck, A. D. W., Hicks, J. L., Huff, M. J., Kellen, D., Key, K. N., Kilic, A., Klauer, K. C., Kraemer, K. R., Leite, F. P., Lloyd, M. E., Malejka, S., Mason, A., McAdoo, R. M., McDonough, I. M., Michael, R. B., Mickes, L., Mizrak, E., Morgan, D. P., Mueller, S. T., Osth, A., Reynolds, A., Seale-Carlisle, T. M., Singmann, H., Sloane, J. F., Smith, A. M., Tillman, G., van Ravenzwaaij, D., Weidemann, C. T., Wells, G. L., White, C. N., Wilson, J. (2019). Assessing theoretical conclusions with blinded inference to investigate a possible inference crisis. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 2.

14. Osth, A. F. & Fox, J. (2019). Are associations formed across pairs? A test of learning by temporal contiguity in associative recognition. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 26, 1650-1656. (pdf, data/materials)

13. Dennis, S., Garrett, P., Yim, H., Osth, A. F., Sreekumar, V., & Stone, B. (2019). Privacy versus open science. Behavior Research Methods, 51, 1839-1848. (pdf)

12. Osth, A. F. & Farrell, S. (2019). Using response time distributions and race models to characterize primacy and recency effects in free recall initiation. Psychological Review, 126, 578-609. (pdf, data/model code/supplementary materials)


11. Osth, A. F., Fox, J., McKague, M., Heathcote, A., & Dennis, S. (2018). The list strength effect in source memory: Data and a global matching model.  Journal of Memory and Language, 103, 119-113. (pdf, data/model code)

10. Osth, A. F., Jansson, A., Dennis, S., & Heathcote, A. (2018). Modeling the dynamics of recognition memory testing with an integrated model of retrieval and decision making. Cognitive Psychology, 104, 106-142. (pdf, data/model code/supplementary materials)

9. Yim, H., Osth, A. F., Dennis, S., & Sloutsky, V. M. (2018). Evidence for the Use of Three-way Binding Structures in Associative and Source Recognition. Journal of Memory and Language, 100, 89-97. (pdf)


8. Tillman, G., Osth, A. F., van Ravenzwaaij, D., & Heathcote, A. (2017). A diffusion decision model account of evidence variability in the lexical decision task. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 24, 1949-1956. (pdf, supplementary materials)

7. Osth, A. F., Bora, B., Dennis, S., & Heathcote, A. (2017). Diffusion vs. linear ballistic accumulation: Different models, different conclusions about the slope of the zROC in recognition memory. Journal of Memory and Language, 96, 36-61. (pdf, data)

6. Osth, A. F., Dennis, S., & Heathcote, A. (2017). Likelihood ratio sequential sampling models of recognition memory. Cognitive Psychology, 92, 101-126. (pdf, data/model code)

2015 and earlier

5. Osth, A. F., & Dennis, S. (2015). Sources of interference in item and associative recognition memory. Psychological Review, 122, 260-311. (pdf, data and model code)

4. Osth, A. F., & Dennis, S. (2015). The fill-in effect in serial recall can be obscured by omission errors. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 41, 1447-1455. (pdf, data)

3. Osth, A. F. & Dennis, S. (2015c). Prior list intrusions in serial recall are positional. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 41, 1893-1901. (pdf, data)

2. Osth, A. F., Dennis, S., & Kinnell, A. (2014). Stimulus type and the list strength paradigm. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 67, 1826-1841. (pdf, data)

1. Osth, A. F., & Dennis, S. (2014). Associative recognition and the list strength paradigm. Memory & Cognition, 42, 583-594. (pdf, data)

Book Chapters

2. Osth, A. F., & Dennis, S. (in press). Global matching models of recognition memory. The Oxford Handbook of Human Memory.

1. Osth, A. F., & Dennis, S. (2015). A prospective for a unified model of episodic memory. In J. Raaijmakers, A. Criss, R. Nosofsky, R. Goldstone, M. Steyvers (Eds.) Cognitive modeling in perception and memory: A festschrift for Richard M. Shiffrin (pp 126-141). New York, NY: Psychology Press. (pdf)

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