In Cristina Borgoni, Dirk Kindermann & Andrea Onofri (eds.), The Fragmented Mind. Oxford, UK: (forthcoming)

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Joseph Bendana
City University of New York
Eric Mandelbaum
CUNY Graduate Center
Abstract
Belief storage is often modeled as having the structure of a single, unified web. This model of belief storage is attractive and widely assumed because it appears to provide an explanation of the flexibility of cognition and the complicated dynamics of belief revision. However, when one scrutinizes human cognition, one finds strong evidence against a unified web of belief and for a fragmented model of belief storage. Using the best available evidence from cognitive science, we develop this fragmented model into a nascent theory of the cognitive architecture of belief storage.
Keywords Belief  Cognitive Architecture  Memory  Belief storage  Reasoning  Rationality
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