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Experiments in Integrated Learning

Finally, I conclude this chapter by evaluating OCCAM as a cognitive model of the acquisition of causal relationships. I report on several experiments that influenced the design of OCCAM. In addition, I describe how the integration of learning methods accounts for empirical findings in human learning:

• When subjects have detailed knowledge of a causal mechanism, they are not misled by temporal or spatial cues that conflict with the known mechanism.