How do people draw inferences, calculate the probability of specific events, form hypotheses about the environment, and reckon the personal value of alternative situations? The Osherson laboratory seeks answers to these questions via neuroscientific and psychological experimentation. Mathematical and logical analyses are also carried out with the goal of clarifying the empirical issues.
S. Blok, D. L. Medin and D. Osherson. Probability from similarity. AAAI Conference on Commonsense reasoning (Stanford University, 2003).
N. Bonini, K. Tentori and D. Osherson. A different conjunction fallacy. Mind and Language, in press (2004).
K. Tentori, N. Bonini and D. Osherson. Conjunction and the Conjunction Fallacy. Cognitive Science. In press (2004).
Lawrence M. Parsons and Daniel Osherson. New evidence for distinct right and left brain systems for deductive vs probabilistic Reasoning. Cerebral Cortex. 2001, Volume 11, Number 10, pages 954-965.
L. C. Idson, D. H. Krantz, D. Osherson, and N. Bonini. The Relation between Probability and Evidence Judgment: An Extension of Support Theory. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 2001.