Markov Chain Monte Carlo with People

  title={Markov Chain Monte Carlo with People},
  author={Adam Sanborn and Thomas L. Griffiths},
Many formal models of cognition implicitly use subjective probability distributions to capture the assumptions of human learners. Most applications of these models determine these distributions indirectly. We propose a method for directly determining the assumptions of human learners by sampling from subjective probability distributions. Using a correspondence between a model of human choice and Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC), we describe a method for sampling from the distributions over… CONTINUE READING
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