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The probabilistic mind: where next?

Nick Chater and Mike Oaksford

in The Probabilistic Mind:

Published in print March 2008 | ISBN: 9780199216093
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191695971 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216093.003.0022
The probabilistic mind: where next?

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This chapter aims to reflect on themes and points of difference raised in the book; consider relationships between this work and broader developments in the cognitive sciences; and to give some personal views concerning possible future directions for the field. It draws out themes which discuss: the meaning of rational analysis; whether probability is what the brain is computing; the relation between models of ‘low-high’ and ‘high-level’ cognition; and the relation of probability to traditional concepts in cognitive science namely, logic and structured mental representations.

Keywords: cognitive science; rational analysis; probability; cognition; logic; structured mental representations

Chapter.  6863 words. 

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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