Bayesian Fundamentalism or Enlightenment? On the explanatory status and theoretical contributions of Bayesian models of cognition.

@article{Jones2011BayesianFO,
  title={Bayesian Fundamentalism or Enlightenment? On the explanatory status and theoretical contributions of Bayesian models of cognition.},
  author={Matt Jones and Bradley C. Love},
  journal={The Behavioral and brain sciences},
  year={2011},
  volume={34 4},
  pages={169-88; disuccsion 188-231}
}
The prominence of Bayesian modeling of cognition has increased recently largely because of mathematical advances in specifying and deriving predictions from complex probabilistic models. Much of this research aims to demonstrate that cognitive behavior can be explained from rational principles alone, without recourse to psychological or neurological processes and representations. We note commonalities between this rational approach and other movements in psychology - namely, Behaviorism and… CONTINUE READING
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