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The illusion of mechanism: Mechanistic fundamentalism or enlightenment?

  • Dennis Norris (a1)

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Rather than worrying about Bayesian Fundamentalists, I suggest that our real concern should be with Mechanistic Fundamentalists; that is, those who believe that concrete, but frequently untestable mechanisms, should be at the heart of all cognitive theories.

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Sakamoto, Y., Jones, M. & Love, B. C. (2008) Putting the psychology back into psychological models: Mechanistic versus rational approaches. Memory and Cognition 36(6):1057–65.

The illusion of mechanism: Mechanistic fundamentalism or enlightenment?

  • Dennis Norris (a1)

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