Mechanistic curiosity will not kill the Bayesian cat

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 34 (4):192-193 (2011)
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Abstract

Jones & Love (J&L) suggest that Bayesian approaches to the explanation of human behavior should be constrained by mechanistic theories. We argue that their proposal misconstrues the relation between process models, such as the Bayesian model, and mechanisms. While mechanistic theories can answer specific issues that arise from the study of processes, one cannot expect them to provide constraints in general

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Causality: Models, Reasoning and Inference.Judea Pearl - 2000 - New York: Cambridge University Press.

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