Decisions, Uncertainty, and the Brain

Decisions, Uncertainty, and the Brain

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An original argument for abandoning classical Cartesian dualism in favor of a model of brain and behavior based on classical microeconomics theory.The birds seemed to persist in behaving probabilistically even when the prey model said that they should have been a good deal more deterministic. ... and the relative profitability of the two prey types all seem to influence the decisions that the birds make in a simple and mathematically tractable fashion. ... In their paper, Krebs and his colleagues offer an interesting explanation for this observation.

Title:Decisions, Uncertainty, and the Brain
Author:Paul W. Glimcher
Publisher:MIT Press - 2004


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