UCL logo

UCL Discovery

UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

How smart can simple heuristics be?

Chater, N; (2000) How smart can simple heuristics be? BEHAV BRAIN SCI , 23 (5) 745 -746. 10.1017/S0140525X00263449. Green open access

[img]
Preview
PDF
download.pdf

Download (49kB)

Abstract

This commentary focuses on three issues raised by Gigerenzer, Todd, and the ABC Research Group (1999). First, I stress the need for further experimental evidence to determine which heuristics people use in cognitive judgment tasks. Second, I question the scope of cognitive models based on simple heuristics, arguing that many aspects of cognition are too sophisticated to be modeled in this way. Third, I note the complementary role that rational explanation can play to Gigenerenzer et al.'s "ecological" analysis of why heuristics succeed.

Type: Article
Title: How smart can simple heuristics be?
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X00263449
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X00263449
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright 2000 Cambridge University Press
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Experimental Psychology
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/124960
Downloads since deposit
161Downloads
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item