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Apathy and effort-based decision making: a cognitive mechanism underlying amotivated behaviour

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Apathy is a common, debilitating but poorly understood disorder of motivation that manifests in reduced goal directed behaviours. The integration of cost and reward information about potential actions is central to normal motivated behaviour. This thesis will argue that disruption of this normal process – often termed effort-based decision making – underlies the clinical syndrome of apathy.

Two broad sets of questions are investigated to address this hypothesis, in clinically apathe...

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New
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Experimental Psychology
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GAF1415_CB2_ MSD_758342
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098282
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Type of award:
DPhil
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Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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