Logic as Marr's Computational Level: Four Case Studies

@article{Baggio2015LogicAM,
  title={Logic as Marr's Computational Level: Four Case Studies},
  author={Giosu{\`e} Baggio and Michiel van Lambalgen and Peter Hagoort},
  journal={Topics in cognitive science},
  year={2015},
  volume={7 2},
  pages={287-98}
}
We sketch four applications of Marr's levels-of-analysis methodology to the relations between logic and experimental data in the cognitive neuroscience of language and reasoning. The first part of the paper illustrates the explanatory power of computational level theories based on logic. We show that a Bayesian treatment of the suppression task in reasoning with conditionals is ruled out by EEG data, supporting instead an analysis based on defeasible logic. Further, we describe how results from… CONTINUE READING
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