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Learning the value of information in an uncertain world.

Abstract:

Our decisions are guided by outcomes that are associated with decisions made in the past. However, the amount of influence each past outcome has on our next decision remains unclear. To ensure optimal decision-making, the weight given to decision outcomes should reflect their salience in predicting future outcomes, and this salience should be modulated by the volatility of the reward environment. We show that human subjects assess volatility in an optimal manner and adjust decision-making acc...

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10.1038/nn1954

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience, Experimental Psychology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Walton, ME More by this author
Rushworth, MF More by this author
Journal:
Nature neuroscience
Volume:
10
Issue:
9
Pages:
1214-1221
Publication date:
2007-09-05
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EISSN:
1546-1726
ISSN:
1097-6256
URN:
uuid:8e720337-7ced-43ac-bd78-6e30f653ecd9
Source identifiers:
31378
Local pid:
pubs:31378

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