Thanks to everyone who was able to join us for our lively and informative discussion of Ambridge et al. (in press)! Next time on November 6 at 2:30pm in SBSG 2221, we'll be looking at an article that discusses how probabilistic models of higher-level cognition (including language) are used in cognitive science:
Marcus, G. & Davis, E. 2013. How Robust Are Probabilistic Models of Higher-Level Cognition? Psychological Science, published online Oct 1, 2013, doi:10.1177/095679761349541.
I would also strongly recommend a target article and commentary related to this topic that were written fairly recently:
Jones, M. & Love, M. 2011. Bayesian Fundamentalism or Enlightenment? On the explanatory status and theoretical contributions of Bayesian models of cognition. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 34 (4), 169-188.
Chater, N., Goodman, N., Griffiths, T., Kemp, C., Oaksford, M., & Tenenbaum, J. 2011. The imaginary fundamentalists: The unshocking truth about Bayesian cognitive science. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 34 (4), 194-196.
(Both target article and commentary are included in the pdf file linked above.)
See you then!