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Mechanistic models must link the field and the lab

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Original languageEnglish
Article numbere42
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
DateAccepted/In press - 19 Mar 2019
DatePublished (current) - 19 Mar 2019


In the theory outlined in the target article, an animal forages continuously, making sequential decisions in a world where the amount of food and its uncertainty are fixed, but delays are variable. These assumptions contrast with the risk-sensitive foraging theory and create a problem for comparing the predictions of this model with many laboratory experiments that do not make these assumptions.


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