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Decision-making with hierarchical representations in humans

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We can make good decisions by capturing and exploiting the structure of the natural world. It is thought that the formation of hierarchical representations allows humans to encode some of this structure. This thesis aims to investigate the behavioural and neural mechanisms underlying hierarchical representations. For this, I make use of diverse behavioural tasks, each with an intrinsic hierarchical structure, to ask if and how hierarchical representations are manifested in behaviour. I fur...

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University of Oxford

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Department:
University of Oxford
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Max Planck Institute
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Department:
University of Oxford
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English

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