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Single Idea 3202

[catalogued under 17. Mind and Body / E. Mind as Physical / 4. Connectionism]

Full Idea

Connectionism offers promising accounts of irrational behaviour, such as people's bias towards positive instances, and their tendency to fall for the gamblers' fallacy.


Gamblers think red is more likely if it hasn't come up for a while!

Gist of Idea

Connectionism explains irrationality (such as the Gamblers' Fallacy) quite well


Georges Rey (Contemporary Philosophy of Mind [1997], 8.8)

Book Reference

Rey,Georges: 'Contemporary Philosophy of Mind' [Blackwell 1997], p.231

A Reaction

That is strong support, because the chances of a computational robot having such tendencies is virtually nil, but all humans have the biases referred to (even philosophers).