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Human noise blindness drives suboptimal cognitive inference

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Humans typically make near-optimal sensorimotor judgements but show systematic biases when making more cognitive judgements. Here we test the hypothesis that, while humans are sensitive to the noise present during early sensory encoding, the "optimality gap" arises because they are blind to noise introduced by later cognitive integration of variable or discordant pieces of information. In six psychophysical experiments, human observers judged the average orientation of an array of contrast gr...

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10.1038/s41467-019-09330-7

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Nature Communications Journal website
Volume:
10
Article number:
1719
Publication date:
2019-04-12
Acceptance date:
2019-03-03
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2041-1723
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30979880
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992725
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English
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2019-06-17

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