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    Mechanistic models must link the field and the lab


    Houston, AI & Malhotra, G, 2019, ‘Mechanistic models must link the field and the lab’. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, vol 42.


    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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