Decision making by urgency gating: theory and experimental support.

  title={Decision making by urgency gating: theory and experimental support.},
  author={David Thura and Julie Beauregard-Racine and Charles-William Fradet and Paul Cisek},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  volume={108 11},
It is often suggested that decisions are made when accumulated sensory information reaches a fixed accuracy criterion. This is supported by many studies showing a gradual build up of neural activity to a threshold. However, the proposal that this build up is caused by sensory accumulation is challenged by findings that decisions are based on information from a time window much shorter than the build-up process. Here, we propose that in natural conditions where the environment can suddenly… CONTINUE READING

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