Representation of confidence associated with a decision by neurons in the parietal cortex.

@article{Kiani2009RepresentationOC,
  title={Representation of confidence associated with a decision by neurons in the parietal cortex.},
  author={Roozbeh Kiani and Michael N. Shadlen},
  journal={Science},
  year={2009},
  volume={324 5928},
  pages={759-64}
}
The degree of confidence in a decision provides a graded and probabilistic assessment of expected outcome. Although neural mechanisms of perceptual decisions have been studied extensively in primates, little is known about the mechanisms underlying choice certainty. We have shown that the same neurons that represent formation of a decision encode certainty about the decision. Rhesus monkeys made decisions about the direction of moving random dots, spanning a range of difficulties. They were… CONTINUE READING
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