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The imaginary fundamentalists: The unshocking truth about Bayesian cognitive science

  • Nick Chater (a1), Noah Goodman (a2), Thomas L. Griffiths (a3), Charles Kemp (a4), Mike Oaksford (a5) and Joshua B. Tenenbaum (a6)...


If Bayesian Fundamentalism existed, Jones & Love's (J&L's) arguments would provide a necessary corrective. But it does not. Bayesian cognitive science is deeply concerned with characterizing algorithms and representations, and, ultimately, implementations in neural circuits; it pays close attention to environmental structure and the constraints of behavioral data, when available; and it rigorously compares multiple models, both within and across papers. J&L's recommendation of Bayesian Enlightenment corresponds to past, present, and, we hope, future practice in Bayesian cognitive science.



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