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Dissociable sources of uncertainty in perceptual decision making

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The natural world provides sensory systems with noisy and ambiguous information, which is often transformed into a more stable categorical percept. This thesis aims to investigate the nature of the neural representations in the visual system that support this transformation. To do so, we will employ a behavioural task that requires participants to average several independent sources of perceptual information. This task allows for the dissociation of two theoretically orthogonal sources of ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Summerfield Lab
Oxford college:
Magdalen College
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Experimental Psychology
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Funding agency for:
Elizabeth Michael
Publication date:
2016
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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uuid:581e8fc9-1e12-4877-a89a-44cdc67c45e2
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ora:12451

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