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Confidence and decision-making

Edmund T. Rolls and Gustavo Deco

in The Noisy Brain

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9780199587865
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191702471 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587865.003.0006
Confidence and decision-making

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This chapter considers how probabilistic decision making is influenced by the easiness versus the difficulty of the decision, and how confidence in a decision emerges as a property of the neuronal attractor network decision-making process. It shows how this stochastic dynamical approach to decision making provides an understanding at the computational, neuronal, functional neuroimaging, and psychophysical levels of confidence in decision making, and how this is implemented in the brain.

Keywords: confidence

Chapter.  24600 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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