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Eric Mandelbaum
CUNY Graduate Center
Chaz Firestone
Johns Hopkins University
Steven Gross
Johns Hopkins University
Abstract
Resource rationality may explain suboptimal patterns of reasoning; but what of “anti-Bayesian” effects where the mind updates in a direction opposite the one it should? We present two phenomena — belief polarization and the size-weight illusion — that are not obviously explained by performance- or resource-based constraints, nor by the authors’ brief discussion of reference repulsion. Can resource rationality accommodate them?
Keywords Bayesianism  Perception  Cognition  Reasoning  Illusions
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