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

Abstract:

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 cause...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Role:
Author
Journal:
PLoS biology
Volume:
2
Issue:
12
Pages:
e402
Chapter number:
ARTN e402
Publication date:
2004-12-05
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EISSN:
1545-7885
ISSN:
1544-9173
URN:
uuid:50c77342-2400-4a4f-b2d6-c685de589512
Source identifiers:
209877
Local pid:
pubs:209877

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