How smart can simple heuristics be

@inproceedings{Chater2000HowSC,
  title={How smart can simple heuristics be},
  author={Nick Chater},
  year={2000}
}
This commentary focuses on three issues raised by Gigerenzer, Todd, and the ABC Research Group (1999). First, I stress the need for further experimental evidence to determine which heuristics people use in cognitive judgment tasks. Second, I question the scope of cognitive models based on simple heuristics, arguing that many aspects of cognition are too sophisticated to be modeled in this way. Third, I note the complementary role that rational explanation can play to Gigenerenzer et al.’s… CONTINUE READING