Behavioral and Brain Sciences



Short Communication

There is no evidentiary silver bullet for the frequency adaptation hypothesis


Gary L. Brase a1
a1 Division of Psychology, Sunderland Business School, University of Sunderland, Sunderland, SR6 0DD United Kingdom gary.brase@sunderland.ac.uk http://www.sunderland.ac.uk/~bs0gba

Abstract

Special design criteria are largely unable to discriminate between claims that specific competencies in judgements under uncertainty are a result of an adaptation for representing naturally sampled frequencies, or due only to inherent properties of such a format. Because divisions between these perspectives are thin, evidence via additional criteria are persuasive only in combination, using inference to the best available explanation.