Rationality in Human Movement

Megan K. O'Brien*, Alaa A. Ahmed

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

It long has been appreciated that humans behave irrationally in economic decisions under risk: they fail to objectively consider uncertainty, costs, and rewards and instead exhibit risk-seeking or risk-averse behavior. We hypothesize that poor estimates of motor variability (influenced by motor task) and distorted probability weighting (influenced by relevant emotional processes) contribute to characteristic irrationality in human movement decisions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)20-28
Number of pages9
JournalExercise and Sport Sciences Reviews
Volume44
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • decision making
  • neuroeconomics
  • prospect theory
  • risk
  • sensorimotor control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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