Strategies and representations in physical inference

AbstractHuman cognition is not thought to be a monolithic entity, but instead is often considered to include a range of strategies and representations that can be applied selectively in different domains. For instance, we are thought to have both intuitive and deliberative processes for decision making (Kahneman, 2011) and both approximate and precise representations of numeracy (Feigenson, Dehaene, & Spelke, 2004). But how do these different strategies and representations develop, and how do we select which ones to use?

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