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Base-rate respect: From statistical formats to cognitive structures

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 October 2007

Aron K. Barbey
Department of Psychology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322,
Steven A. Sloman
Cognitive and Linguistics Science, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912Steven_Sloman@brown.edu


The commentaries indicate a general agreement that one source of reduction of base-rate neglect involves making structural relations among relevant sets transparent. There is much less agreement, however, that this entails dual systems of reasoning. In this response, we make the case for our perspective on dual systems. We compare and contrast our view to the natural frequency hypothesis as formulated in the commentaries.

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