Behavioral and Brain Sciences



Short Communication

Three deadly sins of category learning modelers


Bradley C. Love a1
a1 Department of Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712 love@psy.utexas.edu http://www.love.psy.utexas.edu/

Abstract

Tenenbaum and Griffiths's article continues three disturbing trends that typify category learning modeling: (1) modelers tend to focus on a single induction task; (2) the drive to create models that are formally elegant has resulted in a gross simplification of the phenomena of interest; (3) related research is generally ignored when doing so is expedient. [Tenenbaum & Griffiths]