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Model-based analyses: Promises, pitfalls, and example applications to the study of cognitive control.

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We discuss a recent approach to investigating cognitive control, which has the potential to deal with some of the challenges inherent in this endeavour. In a model-based approach, the researcher defines a formal, computational model that performs the task at hand and whose performance matches that of a research participant. The internal variables in such a model might then be taken as proxies for latent variables computed in the brain. We discuss the potential advantages of such an approach f...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1080/17470211003668272

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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University of Oxford
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Psychology Press Publisher's website
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Quarterly journal of experimental psychology (2006) Journal website
Volume:
65
Issue:
2
Pages:
252-267
Publication date:
2012-01-15
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1747-0226
ISSN:
1747-0218
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uuid:33f1eb66-12fd-4119-bf88-fb85dc17ab7d
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54675
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pubs:54675

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