Relevant and robust: a response to Marcus and Davis (2013).

  title={Relevant and robust: a response to Marcus and Davis (2013).},
  author={Noah D. Goodman and Michael C. Frank and Thomas L. Griffiths and Joshua B. Tenenbaum and Peter W. Battaglia and Jessica B. Hamrick},
  journal={Psychological science},
  volume={26 4},
Computational models in psychology are precise, fully explicit scientific hypotheses. Over the past 15 years, probabilistic modeling of human cognition has yielded quantitative theories of a wide variety of reasoning and learning phenomena. Recently, Marcus and Davis (2013) critique several examples of this work, using these critiques to question the basic validity of the probabilistic approach. Contra the broad rhetoric of their article, the points made by Marcus and Davis—while useful to… CONTINUE READING
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