10 The Speed and Accuracy of a Simple Perceptual Decision : A Mathematical Primer

@inproceedings{Shadlen200610TS,
  title={10 The Speed and Accuracy of a Simple Perceptual Decision : A Mathematical Primer},
  author={Michael N. Shadlen and Timothy D. Hanks and Anne K. Churchland and Roozbeh Kiani and Tianming Yang},
  year={2006}
}
A decision is a commitment to a proposition among multiple options. Often this commitment leads to a particular course of action. It might be said that the life of an organism consists of a series of decisions made in time [29]. Leaving aside the moral dimension of choices, it is reasonable to view even pedestrian decisions as a window on higher cognitive function, for they offer a glimpse of how the brain connects information to behavior in a contingent manner. Indeed , even simple visual… CONTINUE READING
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