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Optimality Principles Apply to a Broad Range of Information Integration Problems in Perception and Action

Melchi M. Michel, Anne-Marie Brouwer, Robert A. Jacobs and David C. Knill

in Sensory Cue Integration

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780195387247
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199918379 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387247.003.0015

Series: Computational Neuroscience Series

Optimality Principles Apply to a Broad Range of Information Integration Problems in Perception and Action

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This chapter describes two research projects that evaluated whether people's judgments are predicted by those of the standard ideal observer in more complex situations. The first project, conducted by Michel and Jacobs (2008), examined how people learn to combine information from arbitrary visual features when performing a set of perceptual discrimination tasks. The second project, conducted by Brouwer and Knill (2007, 2009), examined how people combine location information from vision and memory in a sensorimotor task.

Keywords: judgments; standard ideal observer; information integration; visual features; perceptual discrimination; location; vision; memory

Chapter.  6558 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuropsychology

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