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Preferences for nutrients and sensory food qualities identify biological sources of economic values in monkeys

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Value is a foundational concept in reinforcement learning and economic choice theory. In these frameworks, individuals choose by assigning values to objects and learn by updating values with experience. These theories have been instrumental for revealing influences of probability, risk, and delay on choices. However, they do not explain how values are shaped by intrinsic properties of the choice objects themselves. Here, we investigated how economic value derives from the biologically critica...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1073/pnas.2101954118

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-1831-7295
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ORCID:
0000-0001-9729-4460
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Oxford college:
Jesus College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-6455-0648
Publisher:
National Academy of Sciences
Journal:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences More from this journal
Volume:
118
Issue:
26
Article number:
e2101954118
Publication date:
2021-06-21
Acceptance date:
2021-05-12
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EISSN:
1091-6490
ISSN:
0027-8424
Pmid:
34155111
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1206010
Local pid:
pubs:1206010
Deposit date:
2022-12-01

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