Human cognition and a pile of sand: a discussion on serial correlations and self-organized criticality.

@article{Wagenmakers2005HumanCA,
  title={Human cognition and a pile of sand: a discussion on serial correlations and self-organized criticality.},
  author={Eric-Jan Wagenmakers and Simon Farrell and Roger Ratcliff},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. General},
  year={2005},
  volume={134 1},
  pages={108-16}
}
Recently, G. C. Van Orden, J. G. Holden, and M. T. Turvey (2003) proposed to abandon the conventional framework of cognitive psychology in favor of the framework of nonlinear dynamical systems theory. Van Orden et al. presented evidence that "purposive behavior originates in self-organized criticality" (p. 333). Here, the authors show that Van Orden et al.'s analyses do not test their hypotheses. Further, the authors argue that a confirmation of Van Orden et al.'s hypotheses would not have… CONTINUE READING
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