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The irrationality of categorical perception.

Abstract:

Perception is often categorical: the perceptual system selects one interpretation of a stimulus even when evidence in favor of other interpretations is appreciable. Such categorization is potentially in conflict with normative decision theory, which mandates that the utility of various courses of action should depend on the probabilities of all possible states of the world, not just that of the one perceived. If these probabilities are lost as a result of categorization, choice will be subopt...

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Journal:
The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience
Volume:
33
Issue:
49
Pages:
19060-19070
Publication date:
2013-12-05
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EISSN:
1529-2401
ISSN:
0270-6474
URN:
uuid:6b014d4d-292f-408d-b401-5948cb65f7c2
Source identifiers:
441891
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pubs:441891

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