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Neurocomputational mechanisms underlying valuation of effort costs

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In everyday life, we have to decide whether it is worth exerting effort to obtain rewards. Effort can be experienced in different domains, with some tasks requiring significant cognitive demand, and others being more physically effortful. The motivation to exert effort for reward is highly subjective, and varies considerably across the different domains of behaviour. However, very little is known about the computational or neural basis of how different effort costs are subjectively weighed ag...

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10.1371/journal.pbio.1002598

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Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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PLoS Biology Journal website
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15
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2
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Article: e1002598
Publication date:
2017-01-01
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2017-01-25
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1545-7885
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1544-9173
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pubs:673328
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uri:428369e3-2161-4600-a31b-64ba94810958
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uuid:428369e3-2161-4600-a31b-64ba94810958
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pubs:673328
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2

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