Behavioral and Brain Sciences



Open Peer Commentary

Where does fast and frugal cognition stop? The boundary between complex cognition and simple heuristics


Thom Baguley a1 and S. Ian Robertson a2
a1 Department of Human Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, LE11 3TU, England t.s.baguley@lboro.ac.uk
a2 Department of Psychology, University of Luton, Luton, LU1 3JU, England ian.robertson@luton.ac.uk

Abstract

Simple heuristics that make us smart presents a valuable and valid interpretation of how we make fast decisions particularly in situations of ignorance and uncertainty. What is missing is how this intersects with thinking under even greater uncertainty or ignorance, such as novice problem solving, and with the development of expert cognition.