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 [email protected]


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]