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ERIC Number: EJ930833
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-0010-0277
A Tutorial Introduction to Bayesian Models of Cognitive Development
Perfors, Amy; Tenenbaum, Joshua B.; Griffiths, Thomas L.; Xu, Fei
Cognition, v120 n3 p302-321 Sep 2011
We present an introduction to Bayesian inference as it is used in probabilistic models of cognitive development. Our goal is to provide an intuitive and accessible guide to the "what", the "how", and the "why" of the Bayesian approach: what sorts of problems and data the framework is most relevant for, and how and why it may be useful for developmentalists. We emphasize a qualitative understanding of Bayesian inference, but also include information about additional resources for those interested in the cognitive science applications, mathematical foundations, or machine learning details in more depth. In addition, we discuss some important interpretation issues that often arise when evaluating Bayesian models in cognitive science. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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