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Excess of individual variability of priors prevents successful development of general models

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 January 2019

Talis Bachmann
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School of Law and Institute of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tartu (Tallinn branch), 10119 Tallinn, Estonia. talis.bachmann@ut.ee
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Abstract

Perceptual judgments are influenced by a multitude of factors in addition to the perceptual input. Particularly, the widely varying individual neurobiological endophenotypes and individual differences in the propensity for expectation-based illusory percepts make it unlikely that optimality is possible to define and defend by the type of abstract modeling approach criticized by Rahnev & Denison (R&D).

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