Heads up for any C&I readers interested in probabilistic models and how they relate to the psychology of updating, check out the following two articles coauthored with Igor Douven. Both were published in the last month, and both are freely available at the moment.
- “The role of explanatory considerations in updating.” Cognition, 142:299– 311, 2015. Note that Cognition has made the article freely available for sharing for the next 50 days (until July 29, 2015), so be sure to download the pdf while it’s still free (click here: <http://authors.elsevier.com/a/1RAVA2Hx2O-fx>).
- “Probabilistic alternatives to Bayesianism: The case of explanationism.” Frontiers in Psychology, 6(459):1–9, April 2015 (open access: <http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00459/abstract>).
I’m especially proud of this joint work, which defends explanationist (and probabilist) models of human learning over and above prevailing Bayesian models. For more detail, abstracts are below the fold…