Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

Neural networks for selection and the Luce choice rule

Claus Bundesen a1
a1 Department of Psychology, University of Copenhagen, DK-2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark


Page proposes a simple, localist, lateral inhibitory network for implementing a selection process that approximately conforms to the Luce choice rule. I describe another localist neural mechanism for selection in accordance with the Luce choice rule. The mechanism implements an independent race model. It consists of parallel, independent nerve fibers connected to a winner-take-all cluster, which records the winner of the race.