Contradictory Behavioral Biases Result from the Influence of Past Stimuli on Perception

@inproceedings{Raviv2014ContradictoryBB,
  title={Contradictory Behavioral Biases Result from the Influence of Past Stimuli on Perception},
  author={Ofri Raviv and Itay Lieder and Yonatan Loewenstein and Merav Ahissar},
  booktitle={PLoS Computational Biology},
  year={2014}
}
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 unknown and previous studies have typically used ad-hoc explanations to account for them. Here we consider human performance in the 2AFC tone… CONTINUE READING
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