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A network for computing value equilibrium in the human medial prefrontal cortex

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Humans and other animals make decisions in order to satisfy their goals. However, it remains unknown how neural circuits compute which of multiple possible goals should be pursued (e.g., when balancing hunger and thirst) and how to combine these signals with estimates of available reward alternatives. Here, humans undergoing fMRI accumulated two distinct assets over a sequence of trials. Financial outcomes depended on the minimum cumulate of either asset, creating a need to maintain "value eq...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.neuron.2018.12.029

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Author
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
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Volume:
101
Issue:
5
Pages:
977-987.e3
Publication date:
2019-01-22
Acceptance date:
2018-12-20
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EISSN:
1097-4199
ISSN:
0896-6273
Pmid:
30683546
Language:
English
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pubs:969567
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uuid:419aaa0b-b827-4e58-8be4-442aa8e6ecc8
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pubs:969567
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969567
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2019-03-05

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