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The role of cognitive effort in subjective reward devaluation and risky decision-making

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Motivation is underpinned by cost-benefit valuations where costs—such as physical effort or outcome risk—are subjectively weighed against available rewards. However, in many environments risks pertain not to the variance of outcomes, but to variance in the possible levels of effort required to obtain rewards (effort risks). Moreover, motivation is often guided by the extent to which cognitive—not physical—effort devalues rewards (effort discounting). Yet, very little is known about the mechan...

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10.1038/srep16880

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University of Oxford
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MSD
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Experimental Psychology
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University of Oxford
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Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Author
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Nature Publishing Group Publisher's website
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Scientific Reports Journal website
Publication date:
2015-01-01
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2045-2322
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575091
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2015-11-24

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