Optimality is critical when it comes to testing computation-level hypotheses
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SourceBehavioral and Brain Sciences, 41, (2018), article e231
Article / Letter to the editor
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PI Group Visual Computation
PI Group Predictive Brain
Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Subject180 000 Predictive Brain; 190 Visual Computation; Biophysics
We disagree with Rahnev and Denison 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 Rahnev and Denison.
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