BSDT ROC and Cognitive Learning Hypothesis

  • Petro Gopych
  • Ivan Gopych
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 85)


For sensory data processing and decision-making, recent binary signal detection theory (BSDT) defines a common neural space. Thanks to this conceptual advance, it enables to find some brain’s internal parameters. Here a methodology for BSDT analysis of measured ROC curves has been developed and applied to the fitting of empirical data. It has been demonstrated that BSDT leads naturally to a cognitive (motivational) learning (‘learning-to-be-certain’) hypothesis, describes successfully ROCs of any form, supports semi-representational memory architectures and predicts a kind of an irremovable physiology-behavior or brain-mind uncertainty. Results provide a ground for designing biologically inspired intelligent high performance codes and devices.


False Alarm Psychometric Function Decision Confidence Sensory Data Processing Neural Space 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Petro Gopych
    • 1
  • Ivan Gopych
    • 2
  1. 1.Universal Power Systems USA-Ukraine LLCKharkivUkraine
  2. 2.Kharkiv Regional Clinical Oncology CentreKharkivUkraine

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