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The probabilistic mind: prospects for a Bayesian cognitive science

Chater, N. and Oaksford, Michael (2008) The probabilistic mind: prospects for a Bayesian cognitive science. In: Oaksford, Michael and Chater, N. (eds.) The Probabilistic Mind: Prospects for Bayesian cognitive science. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, pp. 3-31. ISBN 9780199216093.

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Book synopsis: The rational analysis method, first proposed by John R. Anderson, has been enormously influential in helping us understand high-level cognitive processes. 'The Probabilistic Mind' is a follow-up to the influential and highly cited 'Rational Models of Cognition' (OUP, 1998). It brings together developments in understanding how, and how far, high-level cognitive processes can be understood in rational terms, and particularly using probabilistic Bayesian methods. It synthesizes and evaluates the progress in the past decade, taking into account developments in Bayesian statistics, statistical analysis of the cognitive 'environment' and a variety of theoretical and experimental lines of research. The scope of the book is broad, covering important recent work in reasoning, decision making, categorization, and memory. Including chapters from many of the leading figures in this field.

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School: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
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Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2011 09:58
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