Mechanistic curiosity will not kill the Bayesian cat

Denny Borsboom*, Eric-Jan Wagenmakers, Jan-Willem Romeijn

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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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.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)192-193
Aantal pagina's2
TijdschriftBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Nummer van het tijdschrift4
StatusPublished - aug-2011

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