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How prior preferences determine decision-making frames and biases in the human brain

Abstract:

Understanding how option values are compared when making a choice is a key objective for decision neuroscience. In natural situations, agents may have a priori on their preferences that create default policies and shape the neural comparison process. We asked participants to make choices between items belonging to different categories (e.g., jazz vs. rock music). Behavioral data confirmed that the items taken from the preferred category were chosen more often and more rapidly, which qualified...

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Peer reviewed
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10.7554/eLife.20317

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Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Domenech, P More by this author
Pessiglione, M More by this author
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Lopez-Persem, A
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Pessiglione, M
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eLife Sciences Publications Publisher's website
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eLife Journal website
Volume:
5
Issue:
e20317
Pages:
1-20
Publication date:
2016-11-19
Acceptance date:
2016-11-14
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ISSN:
2050-084X
Pubs id:
pubs:692283
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uri:bda7f668-e45e-482c-8915-6848ad64b756
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uuid:bda7f668-e45e-482c-8915-6848ad64b756
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pubs:692283

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