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State-dependent decisions cause apparent violations of rationality in animal choice

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Normative models of choice in economics and biology usually expect preferences to be consistent across contexts, or ‘‘rational’’ in economic language. Following a large body of literature reporting economically irrational behaviour in humans, breaches of rationality by animals have also been recently described. If proven systematic, these findings would challenge long-standing biological approaches to behavioural theorising, and suggest that cognitive processes similar to those claimed to cau...

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10.1371/journal.pbio.0020402

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Lorena Pompilio More by this author
Cynthia Schuck-Paim More by this author
Alex Kacelnik More by this author
Journal:
PLoS Biology
Volume:
2
Issue:
12
Publication date:
2004
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uuid:05971b05-a9f6-40ff-a4ce-4a3b3f66f735
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oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:13103
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English

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