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Type: Conference paper
Title: Humans use different statistics for sequence analysis depending on the task
Author: Gokaydin, Dinis
Ma-Wyatt, Anna Marisa
Navarro, Daniel Joseph
Perfors, Amy Francesca
Citation: Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2011), held in Boston, USA 20-32 July 2011 / L. Carlson, C. Hoelscher and T. Shipley (eds.): pp.543-548
Publisher: Cognitive Science Society
Issue Date: 2011
ISBN: 9780976831877
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Conference Name: Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (33rd : 2011 : Boston, USA)
CogSci 2011
School/Discipline: School of Psychology
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Dinis Gökaydin, Anna Ma-Wyatt, Daniel Navarro, Amy Perfors
Abstract: Despite its long history (Luce, 1986) the study of sequential effects has mostly been confined to simple binary tasks such as two-alternative forced choice tasks (2AFC). Here we present experimental results from a choice task with three rather than two alternatives (3AFC) as well as a novel model that can explain them. We find that humans change the statistics they use to analyse a sequence depending on the task constraints, relying on first-order transition probabilities in a 2AFC but event relative frequencies (i.e., zeroth-order transition probabilities) in a 3AFC.
Keywords: Sequential effects; reaction time; perception; decision making
Rights: © the authors
Published version: http://mindmodeling.org/cogsci2011/papers/0100/paper0100.pdf
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