On Wednesday, December 6th, James Palestro became the first student in the MbCN lab to complete his masters thesis. James’ work focuses on a recent debate between fixed and collapsing boundary models, which argue either against or for a temporal component of decision making. He reports an experiment of speeded two-alternative forced choice decisions using a mixture of free response and interrogation paradigms to differentiate the qualitative and quantitative predictions of the two model classes. In the end, his results suggest that some task demands induce a collapsing bound strategy.

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