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Behav Brain Sci. 2018 Jan;41:e231. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X18001450.

Optimality is critical when it comes to testing computation-level hypotheses.

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Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior,Radboud University Nijmegen,6525 EN Nijmegen,The Netherlands.a.bertana@donders.ru.nla.chetverikov@donders.ru.nljanneke.jehee@donders.ru.nll.geurts@donders.ru.nlr.vanbergen@donders.ru.nly.zhou@donders.ru.nlwww.jeheelab.org.

Abstract

We disagree with Rahnev & Denison (R&D) that optimality should be abandoned altogether. Rather, we argue that adopting a normative approach enables researchers to test hypotheses about the brain's computational goals, avoids just-so explanations, and offers insights into function that are simply inaccessible to the alternatives proposed by R&D.

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PMID:
30767804
DOI:
10.1017/S0140525X18001450
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