Relevance theory explains the selection task.


We propose a general and predictive explanation of the Wason Selection Task (where subjects are asked to select evidence for testing a conditional "rule"). Our explanation is based on a reanalysis of the task, and on Relevance Theory. We argue that subjects' selections in all true versions of the Selection Task result from the following procedure. Subjects… (More)

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@article{Sperber1995RelevanceTE, title={Relevance theory explains the selection task.}, author={David Sperber and Francesco La Cara and Valentina Girotto}, journal={Cognition}, year={1995}, volume={57 1}, pages={31-95} }