Decision Making and Sequential Sampling from Memory

  title={Decision Making and Sequential Sampling from Memory},
  author={Michael N. Shadlen and Daphna Shohamy},
Decisions take time, and as a rule more difficult decisions take more time. But this only raises the question of what consumes the time. For decisions informed by a sequence of samples of evidence, the answer is straightforward: more samples are available with more time. Indeed, the speed and accuracy of such decisions are explained by the accumulation of evidence to a threshold or bound. However, the same framework seems to apply to decisions that are not obviously informed by sequences of… CONTINUE READING
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