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Midsession reversal task with pigeons: Parallel processing of alternatives explains choices

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Most models of choice assume a “tug of war” (ToW) between options present at the time of the choice, arguing that preferences are built in this process, and implying that adding options increases delay to act. In contrast, the Sequential Choice Model (SCM) proposes that choices are driven by parallel expression of the mechanisms that control action in sequential encounters, without comparative deliberation at choice time. Only the SCM predicts choice preferences based on latencies to respond...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1037/xan0000180

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Oxford college:
Pembroke College
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Author
Publisher:
American Psychological Association Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes Journal website
Volume:
44
Issue:
3
Pages:
272-279
Publication date:
2018-07-01
Acceptance date:
2018-05-11
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EISSN:
1939-2184
ISSN:
0097-7403
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854351
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pubs:854351
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uuid:45d34e79-631c-4e68-825b-d0d851004ac2
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pubs:854351
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2018-05-31

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