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Polarity of uncertainty representation during exploration and exploitation in ventromedial prefrontal cortex

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Environments furnish multiple information sources for making predictions about future events. Here we use behavioural modelling and functional magnetic resonance imaging to describe how humans select predictors that might be most relevant. First, during early encounters with potential predictors, participants’ selections were explorative and directed towards subjectively uncertain predictors (positive uncertainty effect). This was particularly the case when many future opportunities remained ...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1038/s41562-020-0929-3

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-9372-3640
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
More by this author
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
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Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-1286-5194
Publisher:
Springer Nature
Journal:
Nature Human Behaviour More from this journal
Volume:
5
Issue:
1
Pages:
83–98
Publication date:
2020-08-31
Acceptance date:
2020-07-17
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EISSN:
2397-3374
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1129705
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pubs:1129705
Deposit date:
2020-09-02

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