Excellent web-based e-book discussing modelling cognition probabilistically and generatively.
With live code samples to mess around with to illustrate what they’re talking about.
Extremely interesting stuff, and not too dense. If you’re interested in making or learning about intelligent software, this should keep you busy for a little while.
In this book, we explore the probabilistic approach to cognitive science, which models learning and reasoning as inference in complex probabilistic models. In particular, we examine how a broad range of empirical phenomena in cognitive science (including intuitive physics, concept learning, causal r…