The formulation of the conditional probability in classical tasks does not guarantee the effective transmission of the independence of the hit rate from the base rate. In these kinds of tasks, data are all available, but subjects are able to understand them in the specific meanings proper to a specialized language only if these are adequately transmitted. From this perspective, the partitive formulation should not be considered a facilitation, but rather, a way of effectively transmitting the conditional probability. © 2007 Cambridge University Press.

Macchi, L., & Bagassi, M. (2007). The underinformative formulation of conditional probability. BEHAVIORAL AND BRAIN SCIENCES, 30(3), 274-275 [10.1017/S0140525X07001823].

The underinformative formulation of conditional probability

MACCHI, LAURA;BAGASSI, MARIA
2007

Abstract

The formulation of the conditional probability in classical tasks does not guarantee the effective transmission of the independence of the hit rate from the base rate. In these kinds of tasks, data are all available, but subjects are able to understand them in the specific meanings proper to a specialized language only if these are adequately transmitted. From this perspective, the partitive formulation should not be considered a facilitation, but rather, a way of effectively transmitting the conditional probability. © 2007 Cambridge University Press.
Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico
Conditional probability
English
274
275
Macchi, L., & Bagassi, M. (2007). The underinformative formulation of conditional probability. BEHAVIORAL AND BRAIN SCIENCES, 30(3), 274-275 [10.1017/S0140525X07001823].
Macchi, L; Bagassi, M
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/10281/5853
Citazioni
  • Scopus 4
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 2
Social impact