The limitations of the reverse-engineering approach to cognitive modeling

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 35 (5):305 (2012)
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Abstract

Frost's critique reveals the limitations of the reverse-engineering approach to cognitive modeling – the style of psychological explanation in which a stipulated internal organization explains a relatively narrow set of phenomena. An alternative is to view organization as both the explanation for some phenomena and a phenomenon to be explained. This move poses new and interesting theoretical challenges for theories of word reading

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