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Cognitive maps in spatial and non-spatial domains: Similar but different

This git repo contains the data, code, and analyses used in Wu, Schulz, Garvert, Meder & Schuck (2020), to appear in PLOS Computational Biology.

All analyses were run with R version 3.6.1, with the exception of the Bayesian hierarchical model comparison results (pxp) that used Matlab R2019b.


  • The data is located in experimentData/full.csv
  • The script dataProcessing.R provides functions for importing data in well formatted dataframes.


  • experiment/gaborPatches.R contains the code used to generate the gabor stimuli
  • experiment/roughEnvironment.json and experiment/smoothEnvironment.json contain the underlying payoff distributions used in the experiment


  • All analyses are described in one of three R notebooks, which provide a step-by-step guide of the functions, statistics, and plots used in the final paper
  • The .Rmd files are located in docs/ and are separated into behavioral analyses, model results, and bonus round analyses
  • Each of these R notebooks produces easy to read HTML files, which are self-contained, free of dependencies, and can be viewed in your browser. These notebooks provide an accessible way to look at the precise analyses used in each statistical comparison or plot. So please check them out!

Models, Simulations, Regressions, and Plots

  • The computational model results are contained in modelResults. modelResults/modelFit.csv and modelResults/paramEstimates.csv contain the cross-validated modeling results (produced using modelComparisonCV.R and aggregated via modelplots.R). For additional details see the model results notebook and the bonus round notebook
  • Model simulations are stored in rationalModels/, while the parameters used to generate these simulations are contained in rationalModels/parameters
  • Bayesian regression models are stored in brmsModels. Because these files can sometimes be larger than the github filesize limit, any file that ends in *.brm is tracked via git-lfs (see for details)
  • plots are all stored in plots, with some additional plots only presented in the notebooks

There are also some helper files that are loaded in these notebooks or are explicitly mentioned (e.g., modelComparisonCV.R is used to generate the model estimates).

This is the first time I've ever invested the effort to put together interpretable R notebooks of the analyses in a paper. It wasn't a small amount of work, but I think it could be very useful for providing transparency to the scientific process. Let me know what you think!


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