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The Probabilistic Mind:

Edited by Nick Chater and Mike Oaksford

Published in print March 2008 | ISBN: 9780199216093
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191695971 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216093.001.0001
The Probabilistic Mind:

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The rational analysis method, first proposed by John R. Anderson, has been enormously influential in helping us understand high-level cognitive processes. This book is a follow-up to ‘Rational Models of Cognition’ (OUP, 1998). It brings together developments in understanding how, and how far, high-level cognitive processes can be understood in rational terms, and particularly using probabilistic Bayesian methods. It synthesizes and evaluates the progress in the past decade, taking into account developments in Bayesian statistics, statistical analysis of the cognitive ‘environment’ and a variety of theoretical and experimental lines of research. The scope of the book is broad, covering recent work in reasoning, decision making, categorization, and memory.

Keywords: rational analysis; John R. Anderson; high-level cognitive processes; Bayesian statistics; statistical analysis; cognitive environment; reasoning; decision making; categorization; memory

Book.  536 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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A primer on probabilistic inference in The Probabilistic Mind:

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