Decision processes in perception.

@article{Swets1961DecisionPI,
  title={Decision processes in perception.},
  author={J. Swets and W. P. Tanner and T. Birdsall},
  journal={Psychological review},
  year={1961},
  volume={68},
  pages={
          301-40
        }
}
About 5 years ago, the theory of statistical decision was translated into a theory of signal detection. Although the translation was motivated by problems in radar, the detection theory that resulted is a general theory for, like the decision theory, it specifies an ideal process. The generality of the theory suggested to us that it might also be relevant to the detection of signals by human observers. Beyond this, we were struck by several analogies between this description of ideal behavior… Expand

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