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A "mental model" is a particular kind of map of reality - one which deals with how something works. Rather than being merely a proposition ("Juneau is the capital of Alaska"), a mental model has a internal structure which mimics the behavior of something outside the mind ("Flick switch -> lamp turns on"). Developing accurate mental models is an important task in rationality.

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