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For this Featured Project, we're talking to Dave Vinson, a Ph.D. candidate in Cognitive and Information Sciences at the University of California, Merced.
Some of his recent work explored whether a basic psychophysiological phenomenon -- sequential dependence -- might be predictive of higher-level behavior in more naturalistic settings. He and his coauthors decided to tap into the massive Yelp dataset to understand the real-world effects of sequential dependence. In this interview, he shared his thoughts on the challenges and rewards of working with big data as a cognitive scientist.