Bayesian cognitive science
Bayesian Cognitive Science (also known as Computational Cognitive Science) is a rapidly growing approach to cognitive science concerned with the rational analysis of cognition through the use of Bayesian inference and cognitive modeling. The term "computational" refers to the computational level of analysis as put forth by David Marr.
This work often consists of testing the hypothesis that cognitive systems behave like rational Bayesian agents in particular types of tasks. Past work has applied this idea to categorization, language, motor control, sequence learning, reinforcement learning and theory of mind. At other times, Bayesian rationality is assumed, and the goal is to infer the knowledge that agents have, and the mental representations that they use.
- T. L. Griffiths, and J. B. Tenenbaum (2006) "Optimal Predictions in Everyday Cognition" Psychological Science 17(9), 767-773.
- M. Oaksford and N. Chater (1999) - "Rational Models of Cognition"
- Anderson, John (1990). Introduction. The Adaptive Character of Thought. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
- Marr, David (1971). The Philosophy and the Approach (PDF). Vision.