Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Open Peer Commentary

Implicit learning of (boundedly) rational behaviour

Daniel John Zizzo a1
a1 Brasenose College, Oxford University, Oxford OX1 4AJ, United Kingdom


Stanovich & West's target article undervalues the power of implicit learning (particularly reinforcement learning). Implicit learning may allow the learning of more rational responses–and sometimes even generalisation of knowledge–in contexts where explicit, abstract knowledge proves only of limited value, such as for economic decision-making. Four other comments are made.