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  1. Probabilistic Models of Cognition: Exploring Representations and Inductive Biases.Thomas L. Griffiths, Nick Chater, Charles Kemp, Amy Perfors & Joshua B. Tenenbaum - 2010 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 14 (8):357-364.
  2. A Tutorial Introduction to Bayesian Models of Cognitive Development.Amy Perfors, Joshua B. Tenenbaum, Thomas L. Griffiths & Fei Xu - 2011 - Cognition 120 (3):302-321.
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    The Learnability of Abstract Syntactic Principles.Amy Perfors, Joshua B. Tenenbaum & Terry Regier - 2011 - Cognition 118 (3):306-338.
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    Language Evolution Can Be Shaped by the Structure of the World.Amy Perfors & Daniel J. Navarro - 2014 - Cognitive Science 38 (4):775-793.
    Human languages vary in many ways but also show striking cross-linguistic universals. Why do these universals exist? Recent theoretical results demonstrate that Bayesian learners transmitting language to each other through iterated learning will converge on a distribution of languages that depends only on their prior biases about language and the quantity of data transmitted at each point; the structure of the world being communicated about plays no role (Griffiths & Kalish, , ). We revisit these findings and show that when (...)
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  5. Empiricism and Language Learnability.Nick Chater, Alexander Clark, John A. Goldsmith & Amy Perfors - 2015 - Oxford University Press UK.
    This interdisciplinary new work explores one of the central theoretical problems in linguistics: learnability. The authors, from different backgrounds---linguistics, philosophy, computer science, psychology and cognitive science-explore the idea that language acquisition proceeds through general purpose learning mechanisms, an approach that is broadly empiricist both methodologically and psychologically. Written by four researchers in the full range of relevant fields: linguistics, psychology, computer science, and cognitive science, the book sheds light on the central problems of learnability and language, and traces their implications (...)
     
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    Bayesian Models of Cognition: What's Built in After All?Amy Perfors - 2012 - Philosophy Compass 7 (2):127-138.
    This article explores some of the philosophical implications of the Bayesian modeling paradigm. In particular, it focuses on the ramifications of the fact that Bayesian models pre‐specify an inbuilt hypothesis space. To what extent does this pre‐specification correspond to simply ‘‘building the solution in''? I argue that any learner must have a built‐in hypothesis space in precisely the same sense that Bayesian models have one. This has implications for the nature of learning, Fodor's puzzle of concept acquisition, and the role (...)
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  7. Induction, Overhypotheses, and the Shape Bias: Some Arguments and Evidence for Rational Constructivism.Fei Xu, Kathryn Dewar & Amy Perfors - 2009 - In Bruce M. Hood & Laurie Santos (eds.), The Origins of Object Knowledge. Oxford University Press. pp. 263--284.
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    Hypothesis Generation, Sparse Categories, and the Positive Test Strategy.Daniel J. Navarro & Amy F. Perfors - 2011 - Psychological Review 118 (1):120-134.
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    Indirect Evidence and the Poverty of the Stimulus: The Case of Anaphoric One.Stephani Foraker, Terry Regier, Naveen Khetarpal, Amy Perfors & Joshua Tenenbaum - 2009 - Cognitive Science 33 (2):287-300.
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    The Structure of Sequential Effects.Dinis Gökaydin, Daniel J. Navarro, Anna Ma-Wyatt & Amy Perfors - 2016 - Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 145 (1):110-123.
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    Leaping to Conclusions: Why Premise Relevance Affects Argument Strength.Keith J. Ransom, Amy Perfors & Daniel J. Navarro - 2016 - Cognitive Science 40 (7):1775-1796.
    Everyday reasoning requires more evidence than raw data alone can provide. We explore the idea that people can go beyond this data by reasoning about how the data was sampled. This idea is investigated through an examination of premise non-monotonicity, in which adding premises to a category-based argument weakens rather than strengthens it. Relevance theories explain this phenomenon in terms of people's sensitivity to the relationships among premise items. We show that a Bayesian model of category-based induction taking premise sampling (...)
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  12. Joint Acquisition of Word Order and Word Reference.Luke Maurits, Amy F. Perfors & Daniel J. Navarro - 2009 - In N. A. Taatgen & H. van Rijn (eds.), Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. pp. 36.
     
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    Structure at Every Scale: A Semantic Network Account of the Similarities Between Unrelated Concepts.Simon De Deyne, Daniel J. Navarro, Amy Perfors & Gert Storms - 2016 - Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 145 (9):1228-1254.
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    Cross-Situational Learning in a Zipfian Environment.Andrew T. Hendrickson & Amy Perfors - 2019 - Cognition 189:11-22.
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    An Argument for How to Incentivise Replication.Piers D. L. Howe & Amy Perfors - 2018 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 41.
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    Enlightenment Grows From Fundamentals.Daniel Joseph Navarro & Amy Francesca Perfors - 2011 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 34 (4):207-208.
    Jones & Love (J&L) contend that the Bayesian approach should integrate process constraints with abstract computational analysis. We agree, but argue that the fundamentalist/enlightened dichotomy is a false one: Enlightened research is deeply intertwined with the basic, fundamental work upon which it is based.
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    When Extremists Win: Cultural Transmission Via Iterated Learning When Populations Are Heterogeneous.Danielle J. Navarro, Amy Perfors, Arthur Kary, Scott D. Brown & Chris Donkin - 2018 - Cognitive Science 42 (7):2108-2149.
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  18. 9. How Recursive is Language? A Bayesian Exploration.Amy Perfors, Joshua B. Tenenbaum, Edward Gibson & Terry Regier - 2010 - In Harry van der Hulst (ed.), Recursion and Human Language. De Gruyter Mouton. pp. 159-176.
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  19. Bayesian Models of Cognition Revisited: Setting Optimality Aside and Letting Data Drive Psychological Theory.Sean Tauber, Daniel J. Navarro, Amy Perfors & Mark Steyvers - 2017 - Psychological Review 124 (4):410-441.
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    Do Additional Features Help or Hurt Category Learning? The Curse of Dimensionality in Human Learners.Wai Keen Vong, Andrew T. Hendrickson, Danielle J. Navarro & Amy Perfors - 2019 - Cognitive Science 43 (3):e12724.
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