Inclusion of neural effort in cost function can explain perceptual decision suboptimality

Yury P. Shimansky, Natalia Dounskaia

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A more general form of optimality approach applied to the entire behavioral paradigm should be used instead of abandoning the optimality approach. Adding the cost of information processing to the optimality criterion and taking into account some other recently proposed aspects of decision optimization could substantially increase the explanatory power of an optimality approach to modeling perceptual decision making.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e242
JournalThe Behavioral and brain sciences
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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