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By Birte U. Forstmann, Eric-Jan Wagenmakers

Two fresh strategies, the emergence of formal cognitive versions and the addition of cognitive neuroscience facts to the normal behavioral facts, have led to the beginning of a brand new, interdisciplinary box of research: model-based cognitive neuroscience. regardless of the expanding medical curiosity in model-based cognitive neuroscience, few lively researchers or even fewer scholars have an outstanding wisdom of the 2 constituent disciplines. the most objective of this edited assortment is to advertise the mixing of cognitive modeling and cognitive neuroscience. specialists within the box will offer tutorial-style chapters that designate specific options and spotlight their usefulness via concrete examples and various case reports. The publication also will contain a radical record of references pointing the reader in the direction of extra literature and on-line resources.

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An alternative way to establish model validity is via tests of selective influence. Rather than using external data as the benchmark of validity, this method uses experimental manipulations. Selective influence testing is based on the idea that a valid model can titrate complex effects in raw data into separate and simpler accounts in terms of latent variables. From this perspective, a model is valid to the extent that it make sense of otherwise confusing data. , sensitivity and bias). Similarly, models of speeded decision-making can convert complex changes in the mean, variance, and accuracy of response time data into a single effect of just one latent variable.

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