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Optimal decision-making theories: linking neurobiology with behaviour.

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This article reviews recently proposed theories postulating that, during simple choices, the brain performs statistically optimal decision making. These theories are ecologically motivated by evolutionary pressures to optimize the speed and accuracy of decisions and to maximize the rate of receiving rewards for correct choices. This article suggests that the models of decision making that are proposed on different levels of abstraction can be linked by virtue of the same optimal computation. ...

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10.1016/j.tics.2006.12.006

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Clinical Neurosciences
Role:
Author
Journal:
Trends in cognitive sciences
Volume:
11
Issue:
3
Pages:
118-125
Publication date:
2007-03-01
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EISSN:
1879-307X
ISSN:
1364-6613
Source identifiers:
420765
Language:
English
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pubs:420765
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2013-11-16

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