Rafal Bogacz

University of Oxford


Computational models of decision making: a bridge between behavioural data and neurobiology

Over the last 2 decades, computational models played an important role in understanding the neural bases of decision making. They described the key computations occurring during a choice process, and helped identify how the observed behaviour arises from the underlying neurobiology.This talk will present an overview of an influential model of decision making, known as the diffusion model, and highlight its applications. It will also discuss the challenges of using models to analyse behavioural data, and an importance of software tools for model-based studies of choice behaviour.