Extraordinary claims, extraordinary evidence? A discussion

Roberts (2020, Learning & Behavior, 48[2], 191–192) discussed research claiming honeybees can do arithmetic. Some readers of this research might regard such claims as unlikely. The present authors used this example as a basis for a debate on the criterion that ought to be used for publication of results or conclusions that could be viewed as unlikely by a significant number of readers, editors, or reviewers. DOI: 10.3758/s13420-021-00474-5


Shiffrin, R. M., Matzke, D., Crystal, J. D., Wagenmakers, E.-J., Chandramouli, S. H., Vandekerckhove, J., Zorzi, M., Morey, R. D., & Murphy, M. C. (2021). Extraordinary claims, extraordinary evidence? A discussion. Learning & Behavior.


  title     = {Extraordinary claims, extraordinary evidence? A discussion},
  author    = {Shiffrin, R. M. and Matzke, D. and Crystal, J. D. and Wagenmakers, E.-J. and Chandramouli, S. H. and Vandekerckhove, J. and Zorzi, M. and Morey, R. D. and Murphy, M. C.},
  journal   = {Learning \& Behavior},
  year      = {2021},
  doi       = {10.3758/s13420-021-00474-5},