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There is accumulating evidence that prior knowledge about expectations plays an important role in perception. The Bayesian framework is the standard computational approach to explain how prior knowledge about the distribution of expected stimuli is incorporated with noisy observations in order to improve performance. However, it is unclear what information(More)
UNLABELLED Dyslexics are diagnosed for their poor reading skills, yet they characteristically also suffer from poor verbal memory and often from poor auditory skills. To date, this combined profile has been accounted for in broad cognitive terms. Here we hypothesize that the perceptual deficits associated with dyslexia can be understood computationally as a(More)
Biases such as the preference of a particular response for no obvious reason, are an integral part of psychophysics. Such biases have been reported in the common two-alternative forced choice (2AFC) experiments, where participants are instructed to compare two consecutively presented stimuli. However, the principles underlying these biases are largely(More)
Purpose The reading deficit for people with dyslexia is typically associated with linguistic, memory, and perceptual-discrimination difficulties, whose relation to reading impairment is disputed. We proposed that automatic detection and usage of serial sound regularities for individuals with dyslexia is impaired (anchoring deficit hypothesis), leading to(More)
Dyslexics are diagnosed for their poor reading skills. Yet, they characteristically also suffer from poor verbal memory, and often from poor auditory skills. We now hypothesize that dyslexia can be understood computationally as a deficit in integrating prior information with noisy observations. To test this hypothesis we analyzed performance in two tones(More)
Morning: 10:00 Bus departure to Ein-Gedi from Edmond J. Safra Campus, main bus stop 12:00-13:00 Lunch 13:00-13:30 Yaara Lefler “Reconstructing the network architecture of the inferior olive” Advisors: Yosef Yarom and Idan Segev 13:30-14:00 Eitan Schechtman "Coinciding decreases in discharge rate suggest that spontaneous pauses in firing of external pallidum(More)
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