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Behavioral and Brain Sciences (2009), 32:228-229 Cambridge University Press
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doi:10.1017/S0140525X09001174

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A one-system theory that is not propositional


James E. Witnauera1, Gonzalo P. Urcelaya2 and Ralph R. Millera1

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witnauer je [PubMed]  [Google Scholar]
urcelay gp [PubMed]  [Google Scholar]
miller rr [PubMed]  [Google Scholar]

Abstract

We argue that the propositional and link-based approaches to human contingency learning represent different levels of analysis because propositional reasoning requires a basis, which is plausibly provided by a link-based architecture. Moreover, in their attempt to compare two general classes of models (link-based and propositional), Mitchell et al. refer to only two generic models and ignore the large variety of different models within each class.

The propositional nature of human associative learning Chris J. Mitchell, Jan De Houwer and Peter F. Lovibond School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Kensington 2052, Australia [email protected] http://www.psy.unsw.edu.au/profiles/cmitchell.html; Department of Psychology, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium [email protected] http://users.ugent.be/~jdhouwer/">; School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Kensington 2052, Australia [email protected] http://www.psy.unsw.edu.au/profiles/plovibond.html">


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