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By Michel Baudry, Joel L. Davis, Richard F. Thompson

Many neurons convey plasticity; that's, they could swap structurally or functionally, usually in an enduring means. Plasticity is obvious in such various phenomena as studying and reminiscence, mind improvement, drug tolerance, sprouting of axon terminals after a mind lesion, and diverse mobile kinds of activity-dependent synaptic plasticity akin to long term potentiation and long term melancholy. This booklet, a follow-up to the editors' Synaptic Plasticity (MIT Press, 1993), studies at the most modern developments within the box. the degrees of research variety from molecular to mobile and community, the unifying topic being the character of the relationships among synaptic plasticity and knowledge processing and garage. participants: Yael Amitai, Michel Baudry, Theodore W. Berger, Pierre-Alain Buchs, A. okay. Butler, Franck A. Chaillan, Gilbert A. Chauvet, Marie-Françoise Chesselet, Barry W. Connors, Taraneh Ghaffari, Jay R. Gibson, Ziv Gil, Michel Khrestchatisky, Dietmar Kuhl, Carole E. Landisman, Gilles Laurent, Jim-Shih Liaw, David J. Linden, Katrina MacLeod, Henry Markram, W. V. Morehouse, Dominique Muller, J. A. Napieralski, Santiago Rivera, François S. Roman, Bernard Soumireu-Mourat, Oswald Steward, Mark Stopfer, F. G. Szele, Richard F. Thompson, Nicolas Toni, Bernard Truchet, Misha Tsodyks, okay. Uryu, Ascher Uziel, Christopher S. Wallace, Yun Wang, Michael Wehr, Paul F. Worley, Xiaping Xie.

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The challenge we are about to raise is, we claim, a problem for IDR accounts no matter what goes on within the black box. B. The Normativity Problem Reflective equilibrium strategies and other Intuition-Driven Romantic strategies all yield as outputs claims that putatively have normative force. These outputs tell us how people ought to go about forming and revising their beliefs, which belief-forming strategies yield genuinely justified beliefs, which beliefs are warranted, which count as real knowledge rather than mere opinion, etc.

Thus, we will call this family of strategies Intuition-Driven Romanticism (or IDR). As we use the notion, an epistemic intuition is simply a spontaneous judgment about the epistemic properties of some specific case—a judgment for which the person making the judgment may be able to offer no plausible justification. To count as an 20 Cross-Cultural Differences in Intuitions Intuition-Driven Romantic strategy for discovering or testing epistemic norms, the following three conditions must be satisfied: (i) The strategy must take epistemic intuitions as data or input.

First, we wanted our intuition probes—the cases that we would ask subjects to judge—to be similar to cases that have actually been used in the recent literature in epistemology. Second, since the findings reported by Nisbett and his colleagues all focused on differences between East Asians (henceforth, EAs) and European Americans (henceforth, Ws, for 26 Cross-Cultural Differences in Intuitions “Westerners”), we decided that would be the obvious place to look first for differences in epistemic intuitions.

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