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Gathering and Combining Discrete Bits of (Visual) Information

Mordechai Juni

Monday, March 26, 2012, 12:00pm - 07:00pm

NYU, Cognition & Perception Doctoral Program in Psychology

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While cognitive decision-making studies often address how people combine many different cues, perceptual studies are usually limited to how people combine just two or three cues. A major benefit of perceptual psychophysics studies over cognitive decision-making studies is that behavior could be analyzed much more rigorously. In this talk I will go over optimal cue-combination and present two experiments that are perceptual analogs of cognitive decision-making tasks. The first looks at how people combine seven sequential bits of (visual) information. The second looks at how people go about sampling costly information to reduce (visual) uncertainty.

Mordechai Juni