Advantages of Cognitive Limitations

Authors: 
Yaakov Kareev
Abstract: 

Being a product of evolutionary pressures, it would not be surprising to find that what seems to be a limitation of the cognitive system is actually a fine-tuned compromise between a set of competing needs. This thesis is demonstrated using the case of the limited capacity of short-term memory, which is often regarded as the prime example of a cognitive limitation.

Date: 
June, 2012
Number: 
611