[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP150101094]
Researchers Prof Brett Hayes; Prof John Dunn
Brief description This project aims to answer the most important unresolved question in the psychology of reasoning; how many distinct cognitive processes underlie human reasoning? This will be achieved through an extensive experimental investigation of the factors that selectively impact inductive and deductive inferences and the application of high-dimensional state-trace analysis; a powerful new method for diagnosing underlying processes from behavioural data. The project will also develop a new computational model that accounts for both inductive and deductive forms of reasoning.
Funding Amount $534,209
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects