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The chronometrics of confirmation bias:evidence for the inhibition of intuitive judgements

Stupple, Edward J. N. and Ball, Linden J. (2011) The chronometrics of confirmation bias:evidence for the inhibition of intuitive judgements. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 34 (2). pp. 89-90. ISSN 0140-525X

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    Abstract

    Mercier & Sperber (M&S) claim that the phenomenon of belief bias - which they consider to be an archetypal manifestation of a general confirmation bias in human reasoning - provides fundamental support for their argumentative theory and its basis in intuitive judgement. We propose that chronometric evidence necessitates a more nuanced account of belief bias that is not readily captured by argumentative theory.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Behavioral and Brain Sciences
    Additional Information: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=BBS The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 34 (2), pp 89-90 2011, © 2011 Cambridge University Press.
    Uncontrolled Keywords: BELIEF BIAS ; LOGIC ; TIME
    Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology
    ID Code: 52055
    Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
    Deposited On: 16 Dec 2011 11:58
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 22:58
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/52055

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