Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

Merge: Contorted architecture, distorted facts, and purported autonomy

Arthur G. Samuel a1
a1 Department of Psychology, SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY 11794-2500


Norris, McQueen & Cutler claim that Merge is an autonomous model, superior to the interactive TRACE model and the autonomous Race model. Merge is actually an interactive model, despite claims to the contrary. The presentation of the literature seriously distorts many findings, in order to advocate autonomy. It is Merge's interactivity that allows it to simulate findings in the literature.