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Requiem for the max rule?
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, United States; University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.
2015 (English)In: Vision Research, ISSN 0042-6989, E-ISSN 1878-5646, Vol. 116, no Pt B, 179-193 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In tasks such as visual search and change detection, a key question is how observers integrate noisy measurements from multiple locations to make a decision. Decision rules proposed to model this process have fallen into two categories: Bayes-optimal (ideal observer) rules and ad-hoc rules. Among the latter, the maximum-of-outputs (max) rule has been the most prominent. Reviewing recent work and performing new model comparisons across a range of paradigms, we find that in all cases except for one, the optimal rule describes human data as well as or better than every max rule either previously proposed or newly introduced here. This casts doubt on the utility of the max rule for understanding perceptual decision-making.

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2015. Vol. 116, no Pt B, 179-193 p.
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Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-308838DOI: 10.1016/j.visres.2014.12.019PubMedID: 25584425OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-308838DiVA: diva2:1050980
Available from: 2016-11-30 Created: 2016-11-30 Last updated: 2016-12-12Bibliographically approved

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