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Prospective Optimization with Limited Resources

The future is uncertain because some forthcoming events are unpredictable and also because our ability to foresee the myriad consequences of our own actions is limited. Here we studied how humans select actions under such extrinsic and intrinsic uncertainty, in view of the exponentially expanding number of prospects on a branching multivalued visual stimulus. Gepshtein et al.

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