Chapter 31

Decision Theory

In this chapter, you will learn how to implement progressively more comprehensive mathematical models of decision making using MATLAB®. The exploration of decision models will introduce solving partial differential equations as finite differences, focusing on the diffusion equation. A simple model accounting for perceptual decisions and corresponding activity in cortical areas LIP and MT will be discussed.

Keywords

decision models; diffusion drift model; Go/No Go task; Brownian motion; cortical models; error rate; reaction time

31.1 Goals of this Chapter

In this chapter, you will learn how to implement progressively more comprehensive mathematical models of decision making using MATLAB®. The exploration of decision models ...

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