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State-dependent learned valuation drives choice in an invertebrate.

Abstract:

Humans and other vertebrates occasionally show a preference for items remembered to be costly or experienced when the subject was in a poor condition (this is known as a sunk-costs fallacy or state-dependent valuation). Whether these mechanisms shared across vertebrates are the result of convergence toward an adaptive solution or evolutionary relicts reflecting common ancestral traits is unknown. Here we show that state-dependent valuation also occurs in an invertebrate, the desert locust Sch...

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10.1126/science.1123924

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Science (New York, N.Y.)
Volume:
311
Issue:
5767
Pages:
1613-1615
Publication date:
2006-03-05
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EISSN:
1095-9203
ISSN:
0036-8075
URN:
uuid:ddf8a9af-2ec5-436f-9770-e48f8247cae8
Source identifiers:
209892
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pubs:209892

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