Transitive Inference

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Transitive Inference - TI
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    • Transitive inference is a form of deductive reasoning that has been suggested as one cognitive mechanism by which animals could learn the many relationships within their group's dominance hierarchy. This process thus bears relevance to the social intelligence hypothesis, which posits evolutionary links between various forms of social and nonsocial cognition. Recent evidence corroborates the link between social complexity and transitive inference and indicates that highly social animals may show superior transitive reasoning even in nonsocial contexts...

    Evan L. MacLeanet al. Social complexity predicts transitive reasoning in prosimian primates

    • Transitive inference is the ability, given thatA >B andB >C, to infer thatA >C. Pigeons, rats, chimpanzees, squirrel monkeys, and humans as young as 4 years have all been shown capable of this. In this paper, simple associative learning models are explored as accounts of nonverbal transitive inference performance. A Bush-Mosteller-based model can account for transitive inference under limited conditions. A Rescorla-Wagner-based model can account for transitive inference under all conditions in the literature, but cannot account for some additional nontransitive tests...

    C. D. L. Wynne. Reinforcement accounts for transitive inference performance

    • Transitive inference is a complex task, conducive to the use of multiple strategies...

    Sandra N. Moseset al. Relational framework improves transitive inference across age groups

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