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Neural mechanisms of reward-guided behavioural flexibility

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Pursuing goals requires us to be flexible. When engaged in goal-directed behaviour, such flexibility is guided by the prospect of reward. The first part of this thesis examines how reward prospect influences flexible updating of task rules, needed to switch between tasks. Chapter 2 investigates how sequential changes in reward prospect influence rule updating across three behavioural experiments. This chapter shows inconclusive evidence for the hypothesis that sequential increases in reward p...

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MSD
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Experimental Psychology
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Type of award:
DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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English
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2020-04-09

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