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How the Bayesians got their beliefs (and what those beliefs actually are): comment on Bowers and Davis (2012)

Published inPsychological bulletin, vol. 138, no. 3, p. 415-422
Publication date2012
Abstract

Bowers and Davis (2012) criticize Bayesian modelers for telling "just so" stories about cognition and neuroscience. Their criticisms are weakened by not giving an accurate characterization of the motivation behind Bayesian modeling or the ways in which Bayesian models are used and by not evaluating this theoretical framework against specific alternatives. We address these points by clarifying our beliefs about the goals and status of Bayesian models and by identifying what we view as the unique merits of the Bayesian approach.

Keywords
  • Bayes Theorem
  • Humans
  • Mental Processes/physiology
  • Neurosciences
  • Psychological Theory
  • Psychology
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GRIFFITHS, Thomas L et al. How the Bayesians got their beliefs (and what those beliefs actually are): comment on Bowers and Davis (2012). In: Psychological bulletin, 2012, vol. 138, n° 3, p. 415–422. doi: 10.1037/a0026884
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ISSN of the journal0033-2909
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