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General strategies that can be made to conform to a broad range of environments, on the other hand, can end up being too highly focused to be of much real use—having a large number of free parameters to fiddle with can be a hindrance. Imagine a compulsive Weather Channel watcher with too much time on his hands who decides to record the daily fluctuations in temperature and rainfall where he lives for a year. If he uses this exact daily data to determine his wardrobe choices the following year, wearing shorts this April 15 because it was hot and dry last April 15, he will often end up cold and wet.
Thus, intransitivity does not necessarily imply high levels of inaccuracy, nor does transitivity guarantee high levels of accuracy—logic and adaptive behavior are logically distinct. To conclude: Heuristics are not simply hobbled versions of optimal strategies. There are no optimal strategies in many real-world environments in the first place. This does not mean, though, that there are no performance criteria in the real world. As a measure of the success of a heuristic, we compare its performance with the actual requirements of its environment, which can include making accurate decisions, in a minimal amount of time, and using a minimal amount of information.
A second organism lives in an environment where food is not distributed randomly but comes in hidden patches whose locations can be inferred from cues. This organism can use more sophisticated strategies, such as learning the association between cues and food, and a memory for storing this information. The general point is that to understand which heuristic an organism employs, and when and why the heuristic works well, one needs to look at the structure of the information in the environment. , Gibson, 1979).