Base-rate respect: From statistical formats to cognitive structures

Aron K. Barbey, Steven A. Sloman

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate


The commentaries indicate a general agreement that one source of reduction of base-rate neglect involves making structural relations among relevant sets transparent. There is much less agreement, however, that this entails dual systems of reasoning. In this response, we make the case for our perspective on dual systems. We compare and contrast our view to the natural frequency hypothesis as formulated in the commentaries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)287-292
Number of pages6
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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