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Choice, uncertainty and value in prefrontal and cingulate cortex.

Abstract:

Reinforcement learning models that focus on the striatum and dopamine can predict the choices of animals and people. Representations of reward expectation and of reward prediction errors that are pertinent to decision making, however, are not confined to these regions but are also found in prefrontal and cingulate cortex. Moreover, decisions are not guided solely by the magnitude of the reward that is expected. Uncertainty in the estimate of the reward expectation, the value of information th...

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10.1038/nn2066

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience, Experimental Psychology
Journal:
Nature neuroscience
Volume:
11
Issue:
4
Pages:
389-397
Publication date:
2008-04-05
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EISSN:
1546-1726
ISSN:
1097-6256
URN:
uuid:5a82c0bd-28fe-47e2-b2e1-f5ebc2b0c883
Source identifiers:
28540
Local pid:
pubs:28540

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