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Multiple neural mechanisms of decision making and their competition under changing risk pressure.

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Sometimes when a choice is made, the outcome is not guaranteed and there is only a probability of its occurrence. Each individual's attitude to probability, sometimes called risk proneness or aversion, has been assumed to be static. Behavioral ecological studies, however, suggest such attitudes are dynamically modulated by the context an organism finds itself in; in some cases, it may be optimal to pursue actions with a low probability of success but which are associated with potentially larg...

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10.1016/j.neuron.2014.01.033

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Cell Press Publisher's website
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Neuron Journal website
Volume:
81
Issue:
5
Pages:
1190-1202
Publication date:
2014-03-05
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1097-4199
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0896-6273
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uuid:a0a5aabf-9ee4-43df-ac78-9f8ede2dea85
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455199
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