Speed-accuracy tradeoffs in animal decision making.

  title={Speed-accuracy tradeoffs in animal decision making.},
  author={Lars Chittka and Peter Skorupski and Nigel E Raine},
  journal={Trends in ecology & evolution},
  volume={24 7},
The traditional emphasis when measuring performance in animal cognition has been overwhelmingly on accuracy, independent of decision time. However, more recently, it has become clear that tradeoffs exist between decision speed and accuracy in many ecologically relevant tasks, for example, prey and predator detection and identification; pollinators choosing between flower species; and spatial exploration strategies. Obtaining high-quality information often increases sampling time, especially… CONTINUE READING
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