Optimality Principles Apply to a Broad Range of Information Integration Problems in Perception and Action

Melchi M. Michel, Anne Marie Brouwer, Robert A. Jacobs, David C. Knill

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This chapter describes two research projects that evaluated whether people's judgments are predicted by those of the standard ideal observer in more complex situations. The first project, conducted by Michel and Jacobs (2008), examined how people learn to combine information from arbitrary visual features when performing a set of perceptual discrimination tasks. The second project, conducted by Brouwer and Knill (2007, 2009), examined how people combine location information from vision and memory in a sensorimotor task.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSensory Cue Integration
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199918379
ISBN (Print)9780195387247
Publication statusPublished - Sep 20 2012
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychology(all)


  • Information integration
  • Judgments
  • Location
  • Memory
  • Perceptual discrimination
  • Standard ideal observer
  • Vision
  • Visual features

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