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Title: Decoupling sensory from decisional choice biases in perceptual decision making
Author: Linares, D.
Aguilar-Lleyda, D.
López-Moliner, Joan
Keywords: Presa de decisions
Percepció visual
Decision making
Visual perception
Issue Date: 27-Mar-2019
Publisher: eLife Sciences
Abstract: The contribution of sensory and decisional processes to perceptual decision making is still unclear, even in simple perceptual tasks. When decision makers need to select an action from a set of balanced alternatives, any tendency to choose one alternative more often choice bias is consistent with a bias in the sensory evidence, but also with a preference to select that alternative independently of the sensory evidence. To decouple sensory from decisional biases, here we asked humans to perform a simple perceptual discrimination task with two symmetric alternatives under two different task instructions. The instructions varied the response mapping between perception and the category of the alternatives. We found that from 32 participants, 30 exhibited sensory biases and 15 decisional biases. The decisional biases were consistent with a criterion change in a simple signal detection theory model. Perceptual decision making, thus, even in simple scenarios, is affected by sensory and decisional choice biases.
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It is part of: eLife, 2019, vol. 8, p. e43994
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ISSN: 2050-084X
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Cognició, Desenvolupament i Psicologia de l'Educació)

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