Vicarious reinforcement learning signals when instructing others
Reinforcement learning (RL) theory posits that learning is driven by discrepancies between the predicted and actual outcomes of actions (prediction errors [PEs]). In social environments, learning is often guided by similar RL mechanisms. For example, teachers monitor the actions of students and provide feedback to them. This feedback evokes PEs in students that guide their learning. We report the first study that investigates the neural mechanisms that underpin RL signals in the brain of a te...Expand abstract
- Publication status:
- Peer review status:
- Peer reviewed
- Publisher's version
- Society for Neuroscience Publisher's website
- Journal of Neuroscience Journal website
- Publication date:
- Source identifiers:
- Local pid:
- Copyright holder:
- Apps et al.
- Copyright date:
Copyright © 2015 Apps et al.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License
(http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in
any medium provided that the original work is properly attributed.
Views and Downloads
If you are the owner of this record, you can report an update to it here: Report update to this record