The strengths of - And some of the challenges for - Bayesian models of cognition

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Abstract

Bayesian Rationality (Oaksford & Chater 2007) illustrates the strengths of Bayesian models of cognition: the systematicity of rational explanations, transparent assumptions about human learners, and combining structured symbolic representation with statistics. However, the book also highlights some of the challenges this approach faces: of providing psychological mechanisms, explaining the origins of the knowledge that guides human learning, and accounting for how people make genuinely new discoveries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)89-90
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - May 25 2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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