The world is complex, not just noisy

by Romain Brette
Abstract:
To deny that human perception is optimal is not to claim that it is suboptimal. Rahnev & Denison (R&D) point out that optimality is often ill defined. The fundamental issue is framing perception as a statistical inference problem. Outside of the lab, the real perceptual challenge is to determine the lawful structure of the world, not variables of a predetermined statistical model.
Reference:
Romain Brette, 2018. The world is complex, not just noisy, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, volume 41.
Bibtex Entry:
@article{Brette2018,
	title = {The world is complex, not just noisy},
	volume = {41},
	issn = {0140-525X, 1469-1825},
	url = {psyarxiv.com/n48gs//download},
	doi = {10.1017/S0140525X18001292},
	abstract = {To deny that human perception is optimal is not to claim that it is suboptimal. Rahnev & Denison (R&D) point out that optimality is often ill defined. The fundamental issue is framing perception as a statistical inference problem. Outside of the lab, the real perceptual challenge is to determine the lawful structure of the world, not variables of a predetermined statistical model.},
	journal = {Behavioral and Brain Sciences},
	author = {Brette, Romain},
	year = {2018},
}