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Multisensory input can provide redundant information on the same thing.

Redundancy reduces uncertainty and increases reliability.

Yu and Dayan distinguish between two kinds of uncertainty in perceptual processing: expected uncertainty and unexpected uncertainty.

Expected uncertainty is due to known unreliability in information sources.

Unexpected uncertainty is due to information sources being unreliable unexpectedly.

Yu and Dayan argue that uncertainty should suppress top-down, context-dependent factors in inference, and strengthen learning about the situation.