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Errors in reward prediction are reflected in the event-related brain potential.

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The error-related negativity (ERN) is a negative deflection in the event-related brain potential associated with error processing. A recent theory holds that the ERN is elicited by the impact of a reward prediction error signal carried by the mesencephalic dopamine system on anterior cingulate cortex. The theory predicts that larger ERNs should be elicited by unexpected unfavorable outcomes than by expected unfavorable outcomes. We tested the theory in an experiment in which the frequency of ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Author
Journal:
Neuroreport More from this journal
Volume:
14
Issue:
18
Pages:
2481-2484
Publication date:
2003-12-01
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EISSN:
1473-558X
ISSN:
0959-4965
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:24086
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uuid:fe9aac38-cab2-43bd-bea0-162302665190
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pubs:24086
Source identifiers:
24086
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2012-12-20

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