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Rahnev & Denison (R&D) argue that whether people are "optimal" or "suboptimal" is not a well-posed question. We agree. However, we argue that the critical question is why humans make suboptimal perceptual decisions in the first place. We suggest that perceptual distortions have a normative explanation - that they promote efficient coding and computation in biological information processing systems.

Original publication

DOI

10.1017/S0140525X18001437

Type

Journal article

Journal

Behav Brain Sci

Publication Date

01/2018

Volume

41

Keywords

Decision Making, Humans