Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (4):662-663 (2001)

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Graham Oppy
Monash University
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We criticise Shepard's notions of “invariance” and “universality,” and the incorporation of Shepard's work on inference into the general framework of his paper. We then criticise Tenenbaum and Griffiths' account of Shepard (1987b), including the attributed likelihood function, and the assumption of “weak sampling.” Finally, we endorse Barlow's suggestion that minimum message length (MML) theory has useful things to say about the Bayesian inference problems discussed by Shepard and Tenenbaum and Griffiths. [Barlow; Shepard; Tenenbaum & Griffiths].
Keywords Shepard  Bayesian Inference  Minimum Message Length  Invariance  Similarity  Sampling  Priors
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DOI 10.1017/s0140525x01300080
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Perceptual-Cognitive Universals as Reflections of the World.Roger N. Shepard - 2001 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (4):581-601.
The Exploitation of Regularities in the Environment by the Brain.Horace Barlow - 2001 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (4):602-607.

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