Abstract and Keywords
Cognitive approaches contribute to our understanding of delusions by providing an explanatory framework that extends beyond the personal level to the sub personal level of information-processing systems. According to one influential cognitive approach, two factors are required to account for the content of a delusion, its initial adoption as a belief, and its persistence. This chapter reviews Bayesian developments of the two-factor framework.
Keywords: Bayesian inference, belief evaluation, Capgras delusion, compartmentalization, conditionalization, delusion, evidence, fragmented mind, neuropsychological deficit, perceptual module, personal and subpersonal levels of description, Spinozan belief formation, two-factor framework
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