Decision Making as a Window on Cognition

  title={Decision Making as a Window on Cognition},
  author={Michael N. Shadlen and Roozbeh Kiani},
A decision is a commitment to a proposition or plan of action based on information and values associated with the possible outcomes. The process operates in a flexible timeframe that is free from the immediacy of evidence acquisition and the real time demands of action itself. Thus, it involves deliberation, planning, and strategizing. This Perspective focuses on perceptual decision making in nonhuman primates and the discovery of neural mechanisms that support accuracy, speed, and confidence… CONTINUE READING
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