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Weighing up the benefits of work: behavioral and neural analyses of effort-related decision making.

Abstract:

How we decide whether a course of action is worth undertaking is largely unknown. Recently, neuroscientists have been turning to ecological approaches to address this issue, examining how animals evaluate the costs and benefits of different options. We present here evidence from rodents and monkeys that demonstrate the degree to which they take into account work and energetic requirements when deciding what responses to make. These calculations appear to be critically mediated by the anterior...

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Walton, ME More by this author
Kennerley, SW More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Phillips, PE More by this author
Rushworth, MF More by this author
Journal:
Neural networks : the official journal of the International Neural Network Society
Volume:
19
Issue:
8
Pages:
1302-1314
Publication date:
2006-10-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1879-2782
ISSN:
0893-6080
URN:
uuid:9086092a-6223-4d22-bfb6-3c0eff9c23c9
Source identifiers:
15909
Local pid:
pubs:15909

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