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A Minimal Model of Transitive Inference

  title={A Minimal Model of Transitive Inference},
  author={Clive D.L. Wynne},
Primate errors in transitive ‘inference’: a two-tier learning model
The two-tier model is presented, the first learning model of TP which accounts for this systematic performance degradation and supports the hypothesis of Heckers et al. (Hippocampus 14:153–162, 2004) that TP is an expression of two separate general learning elements: one for associating actions and contexts, another for prioritising associations when more than one context is present.
Transitive inference and arbitrarily applicable comparative relations : a behaviour-analytic model of relational reasoning
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Representations Underlying Transitive Choice in Humans and Other Primates
There is strong evidence for at least three different representations underlying transitive performance in various species of animals. We focus on understanding one of the most neglected, the
Primate Errors in Transitive Inference
A twotier task-learning model which, in accounting for learning the training pairs, generates ‘transitive inference’ in pairs (but not triads) for free, and provides a novel explanation for the difficulty in acquiring the pairs in the first place and the utility of the training regimes commonly used.
Monkey Errors in Transitive Inference
A model that learns transitive inference by acquiring and prioritizing sets of behavior rules linked to contexts is presented, which is identical to the model of Harris and McGonigle (1994) which closely matches primate performance.
Associative models fail to characterize transitive inference performance in rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta).
The results support research indicating that associative strength does not adequately account for the behavior of primates in transitive inference tasks and suggest that transitive choices may result from different processes, or different weighting of multiple processes, across species.
Cognitive mechanisms for transitive inference performance in rhesus monkeys: measuring the influence of associative strength and inferred order.
Implied order better explains most TI choices in monkeys, and is a more viable mechanism for TI of social dominance, which has been observed in birds and fish.
Getting one step closer to deduction: Introducing an alternative paradigm for transitive inference
Transitive inference is claimed to be “deductive”. Yet every group/species ever reported apparently uses it. We asked 58 adults to solve five-term transitive tasks, requiring neither training nor
On the emergence of the discriminative mode for transitive-inference
Transitive-inference tasks play increasing roles in many areas of cognitive science. However, discrepancies between the two competing paradigms (classical-Piagetian and IP-paradigm) imply that one