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(Reinforcement?) Learning to forage optimally

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Foraging effectively is critical to the survival of all animals and this imperative is thought to have profoundly shaped brain evolution. Decisions made by foraging animals often approximate optimal strategies, but the learning and decision mechanisms generating these choices remain poorly understood. Recent work with laboratory foraging tasks in humans suggest their behaviour is poorly explained by model-free reinforcement learning, with simple heuristic strategies better describing behaviou...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1016/j.conb.2017.08.008

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Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Elsevier Publisher's website
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Current Opinion in Neurobiology Journal website
Volume:
46
Pages:
162-169
Publication date:
2017-09-15
Acceptance date:
2017-08-17
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1873-6882
ISSN:
0959-4388
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pubs:723958
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uri:e03895f4-7b63-4067-ae2d-58461e101d20
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uuid:e03895f4-7b63-4067-ae2d-58461e101d20
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