Title

Discarding Optimality: Throwing Out the Baby with the Bathwater?

Abstract

Rahnev & Denison (R&D) argue against normative theories and in favor of a more descriptive “standard observer model” of perceptual decision making. We agree with the authors in many respects, but we argue that optimality (specifically, reward-rate maximization) has proved demonstrably useful as a hypothesis, contrary to the authors’ claims.

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Publication Date

1-10-2019

Department

Neuroscience

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1017/S0140525X18001401

Language

English

Format

text

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