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The Probabilistic Mind:Prospects for Bayesian cognitive science$
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Nick Chater and Mike Oaksford

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199216093

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216093.001.0001

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The probabilistic mind: where next?

The probabilistic mind: where next?

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(p.501) Chapter 22 The probabilistic mind: where next?
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The Probabilistic Mind:
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Nick Chater

Mike Oaksford

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216093.003.0022

This chapter aims to reflect on themes and points of difference raised in the book; consider relationships between this work and broader developments in the cognitive sciences; and to give some personal views concerning possible future directions for the field. It draws out themes which discuss: the meaning of rational analysis; whether probability is what the brain is computing; the relation between models of ‘low-high’ and ‘high-level’ cognition; and the relation of probability to traditional concepts in cognitive science namely, logic and structured mental representations.

Keywords:   cognitive science, rational analysis, probability, cognition, logic, structured mental representations

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