Bayesian decision theory in sensorimotor control.

  title={Bayesian decision theory in sensorimotor control.},
  author={Konrad P. K{\"o}rding and Daniel M. Wolpert},
  journal={Trends in cognitive sciences},
  volume={10 7},
Action selection is a fundamental decision process for us, and depends on the state of both our body and the environment. Because signals in our sensory and motor systems are corrupted by variability or noise, the nervous system needs to estimate these states. To select an optimal action these state estimates need to be combined with knowledge of the potential costs or rewards of different action outcomes. We review recent studies that have investigated the mechanisms used by the nervous system… CONTINUE READING
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