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Choose, rate or squeeze: Comparison of economic value functions elicited by different behavioral tasks

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A standard view in neuroeconomics is that to make a choice, an agent first assigns subjective values to available options, and then compares them to select the best. In choice tasks, these cardinal values are typically inferred from the preference expressed by subjects between options presented in pairs. Alternatively, cardinal values can be directly elicited by asking subjects to place a cursor on an analog scale (rating task) or to exert a force on a power grip (effort task). These tasks ca...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pcbi.1005848

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Lopez-Persem, A
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Starting Grant ERC-BioMotiv
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Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PLoS Computational Biology Journal website
Volume:
13
Issue:
11
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Article: e1005848
Publication date:
2017-11-21
Acceptance date:
2017-10-25
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1553-734X
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pubs:813282
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uri:b37cc191-02ee-415d-85a7-f800429b4e4b
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uuid:b37cc191-02ee-415d-85a7-f800429b4e4b
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pubs:813282
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11

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