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Neural mechanisms of foraging.

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Behavioral economic studies involving limited numbers of choices have provided key insights into neural decision-making mechanisms. By contrast, animals' foraging choices arise in the context of sequences of encounters with prey or food. On each encounter, the animal chooses whether to engage or, if the environment is sufficiently rich, to search elsewhere. The cost of foraging is also critical. We demonstrate that humans can alternate between two modes of choice, comparative decision-making ...

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10.1126/science.1216930

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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience, Experimental Psychology
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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Journal:
Science (New York, N.Y.)
Volume:
336
Issue:
6077
Pages:
95-98
Publication date:
2012-04-05
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1095-9203
ISSN:
0036-8075
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uuid:c49a0c5b-8061-4d8a-80ad-869a19ccd591
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322703
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pubs:322703

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