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Bayesian Estimation and Inference

Reza Shadmehr and Sandro Mussa-Ivaldi

in Biological Learning and Control: How the Brain Builds Representations, Predicts Events, and Makes Decisions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016964
eISBN:
9780262301282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016964.003.0006
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter addresses the problem of learning, and illustrates that when animals learn, they too appear to keep a measure of uncertainty about their estimates, and this uncertainty is a reflection ... More


Common Ground

Istvan Kecskes

in Intercultural Pragmatics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199892655
eISBN:
9780199345502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892655.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

Common ground refers to the sum of all the information that people assume they share that may include world views, shared values, beliefs, and situational context. According to current research if ... More


Seniority

Abhinav Chandrachud

in The Informal Constitution: Unwritten Criteria in Selecting Judges for the Supreme Court of India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198098560
eISBN:
9780199082971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198098560.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses the ‘seniority’ criterion in appointing judges to the Supreme Court of India. It is demonstrated that only ‘senior’ High Court judges (and increasingly, only High Court Chief ... More


The Job: Assumptions, Visions, and Workloads

Patrick Weller

in The Prime Ministers' Craft: Why Some Succeed and Others Fail in Westminster Systems

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199646203
eISBN:
9780191850424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199646203.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Prime ministers have no job description. They must exercise their prerogative powers to run the systems of government but, apart from those duties, they must determine what they see as important, how ... More


Who Are the Bishops and Where Do They Come From?

Stephen J. Fichter, Thomas P. Gaunt, Catherine Hoegeman, and Paul M. Perl

in Catholic Bishops in the United States: Church Leadership in the Third Millennium

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190920289
eISBN:
9780190920319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190920289.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter provides an overview of information on the current bishops of the United States: their age, where they are from, where they went to school, what they studied, their theological ... More


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