People become more logical without feedback
- by Sunny Khemlani
- in News
- posted June 19, 2018
Most theories of reasoning assume that human reasoning ability is stable over time, but few studies have investigated the matter. We analyzed a study in which 20 participants drew their own conclusions to the 64 sorts of syllogisms on two occasions separated by roughly a week.
In the latest CogSci proceedings, we report the nature of the changes in the participants’ conclusions including their spontaneous improvement in logical accuracy, and we show how a model-based computational cognitive theory, mReasoner, can explain the results.